Immunovaccine Inc.

Immunovaccine Inc.

September 28, 2010 04:23 ET

Immunovaccine to Present Preclinical DepoVax™ Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Research at the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer (iSBTc) Conference

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2010) - Immunovaccine Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IMV) announced today the Company will present a research poster entitled "Tumor Elimination by DepoVax™ Cancer Vaccine Platform is Accompanied by Reduced Regulatory or Suppressor Cell Infiltration" at the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer (iSBTc) conference. The conference is being held in Washington, D.C. from October 1-4, 2010.

The highlight of the study is the tumor elimination caused by the DepoVax-based therapeutic cancer vaccine in animal models. This result can be viewed in real-time MRI video imaging at

The vaccine-induced protection of the animal model is also accompanied by a more than two-fold reduction in the levels of immune suppressing cells such as Treg, MDSC, Tr1 and activated Treg cells found in the tumor and various lymphoid organs. In these animal studies, the DepoVax-based vaccine is compared directly with a commonly used emulsion-based control vaccine. By maintaining normal low levels of regulatory cells following the injection of the DepoVax-based vaccine, a sustained and desired immune response is generated.

"The combined ability to induce an effective immune response without inducing an immune-suppressor response highlights the potential for DepoVax-based therapeutic cancer vaccines in the clinic," said Dr. Marc Mansour, Immunovaccine's vice president of research and development.

Immunovaccine is currently testing the safety and tolerability of DepoVax in a Phase 1 clinical trial with DPX-0907, a therapeutic cancer vaccine, targeting patients with breast, ovarian and prostate cancer.

The poster presentation will be available online on October 1, 2010 at

The iSBTc conference hosts over 500 of the world's top cancer researchers and doctors who will present cutting-edge findings in cancer immunotherapy research and clinical translations. Journalists wishing to attend the 2010 iSBTc conference must register at

Immunovaccine Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IMV) is a clinical stage vaccine development company focused on the commercialization of its patented DepoVax™ vaccine delivery technology and product candidates. The company continues to strengthen its vaccine pipeline through licensing and strategic partnerships to develop therapeutic cancer and infectious disease vaccines.

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