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November 04, 2013 08:45 ET

INO: Immunotherapies Could Change the Future of Medicine

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2013) - Patrick Cox, editor of the Transformational Technology Alert, stated in an interview with George Mack of The Life Sciences Report, "Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NYSE MKT: INO) came out of the work of David Weiner, who is the father of DNA vaccines. Dr. Weiner discovered how to genetically engineer plasmids to produce any protein that is normally produced by our DNA. We can create artificial DNA with these plasmids to make things like antigens, which alert the immune system to the presence of disease when it's normally hidden, and then cause the immune system to ramp up production of specific kinds of T cells that will allow the effective countering of viral diseases or cancers. This is really an astonishing technology, and that's only the tip of the iceberg ... Inovio still has extraordinary potential. Monoclonal antibodies are expensive therapies, and they are difficult to handle, but Inovio's technology can actually produce monoclonal antibodies in these little inoculation sites. It puts this code in your body, and you make the antibodies yourself … I think that down the road, after Inovio's cancer and virus vaccines have begun to pay off and when the company is able to go where it wants to go, we're going to be looking at monoclonal antibodies, then life-extension technologies, and then other exciting applications.

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