SOURCE: Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc.

Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc.

September 17, 2015 08:30 ET

Stellar Biotechnologies' Partner Neovacs Reports Potent and Long-Lasting Biological Activity of IFN-Alpha-Kinoid Immunotherapy 4 Years After Patient Dosing in Lupus Phase I/IIa Trial

PORT HUENEME, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2015) - Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. ("Stellar" or the "Company") (OTCQB: SBOTD) (TSX VENTURE: KLH), a leading provider of Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH) protein, today announced that its partner Neovacs (Alternext Paris: ALNEV) recently presented promising extended follow-up data from the Phase I/IIa clinical trial of IFNα-Kinoid, which is being evaluated for the treatment of Systemic Erythematosus Lupus ("SLE" or "lupus").

Stellar KLH™ is a primary component of Neovacs' proprietary immunotherapy Kinoid technology and is the carrier molecule in Neovacs' IFNα-Kinoid. Stellar and Neovacs recently entered into an expanded supply agreement to meet Neovacs' clinical and commercial requirements for KLH.

Neovacs presented the promising extended follow-up data during Lupus 2015, the 11th International Congress on SLE, held September 2-6, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. The new data was collected as part of the Phase I/IIa extended follow-up study of six IFNα-Kinoid-treated patients. A link to the Neovac's Lupus 2015 Presentation Abstract can be found here and to the related news release here These links are included for convenience only and are not incorporated into this press release.

Frank Oakes, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc., said, "On behalf of our team at Stellar, I would like to extend our congratulations to Neovacs on this positive news and continuing advancement of their Kinoid technology. This is an important milestone for Neovacs which, we believe, reinforces the role of KLH as a key carrier molecule in immunotherapy treatments such as IFNα-Kinoid in lupus."

About Neovacs
Created in 1993, Neovacs is today a leading biotechnology company focused on an active immunotherapy technology platform (Kinoids) with applications in autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases. On the basis of the company's proprietary technology for inducing a polyclonal immune response (covered by five patent families that potentially run until 2032) Neovacs is focusing its clinical development efforts on IFNα-Kinoid, an immunotherapy being developed for the indication of lupus and dermatomyositis. Neovacs is also conducting preclinical development works on other therapeutic vaccines in the fields of auto-immune diseases, oncology and allergies. The goal of the Kinoid approach is to enable patients to have access to safe treatments with efficacy that is sustained in these life-long diseases. For more information on Neovacs, please visit

About Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc.
Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (OTCQB: SBOTD) (TSX VENTURE: KLH) is the leader in sustainable manufacture of Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH), an important immune-stimulating protein used in wide-ranging therapeutic and diagnostic markets. KLH is both an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in many new immunotherapies (targeting cancer, immune disorders, Alzheimer's, and inflammatory diseases) as well as a finished product for measuring immune status. Stellar Biotechnologies is unique in its proprietary methods, facilities, and KLH technology. We are committed to meeting the growing demand for commercial-scale supplies of GMP grade KLH, ensuring environmentally sound KLH production, and developing KLH-based active immunotherapies.

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