NESS-ZIONA, ISRAEL and TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - February 09, 2017) - Vaxil Bio Ltd. ("Vaxil", or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: VXL) today announces its participation in the Annual BIO CEO and Investor Conference. Vaxil's Dr. Limor Chen will present an overview of the Company's R&D and clinical strategy in regard to its immunotherapy products. Now in its 19th year, the BIO CEO & Investor Conference is one of the largest investor conferences focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies.
|Vaxil Presentation Details:|
|Date: Tuesday Feb 14th |
|Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM|
|Location: Waldorf Astoria Hotel|
|Presentation Room: Duke of Windsor Room|
A copy of the presentation will be made available on Vaxil's website via the Company's Investor Center or by clicking here: http://vxlbio.com/investor-center/investor-presentations/
Vaxil Immunotherapy Products
Immucin™ -- Orphan Drug Designated Immunotherapy
Immucin™ is thought to target antigens via novel mechanism acting as a neo-antigen. Vaxil has recently begun testing combination options with data suggesting potentially complimentary synergies with checkpoint inhibitors and IMiDs. Phase-I/II successfully completed, with Orphan Drug Designation, Vaxil is currently planning for a larger Phase-II.
SPmAb™ -- First-ever Signal Peptide Specific Antibodies
Antibody platform believed to be more targeted and specific against antigens specific to tumor cells while simultaneously avoiding soluble antigens found in normal cells.
MTbuVax™ -- Patented Anti-Infective Vaccine
Superior immunity demonstrated in tuberculosis patient samples vs current vaccines, strong and specific cellular responses, recently granted US Patent.
Vaxil is a cutting edge Israeli-Canadian immunotherapy focused biotech with its R&D based in the Weizmann Science Park, Israel and listed on the TSX-Venture. Vaxil specializes in the development of immunotherapy products for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases by activating the patient's own immune system, including nearly 10 years of R&D and a robust patent portfolio. Vaxil immunotherapy products are based on its VaxHit™ platform, a proprietary algorithm for identifying, isolating, and producing signal peptide specific immunotherapy products believed to target prominent markers via novel mechanism.
The first product developed through VaxHit™ is known as ImMucin™, a therapeutic cancer vaccine, which received Orphan Drug Designation from both FDA and EMA. ImMucin™ was generated to target the signal peptide of MUC1, a prominent antigen found in 90% of cancers yet to date unresponsive to other therapies. Vaxil believes Immucin™ acts via novel mechanism as a neo-antigen. Recently, Vaxil has shown that ImMucin™ can potentially elicit a strong anti-tumor activity when used in combination with checkpoint inhibitors. In a Phase-I/II, 100% of patients demonstrated robust immune responses, with the majority of patients achieving stable disease, and the Company is now planning for a larger Phase-II.
Vaxil's antibody platform, known as SPmAb™, are the first-ever signal peptide specific antibodies. The Company believes its antibodies possess several key advantages, including the targeting of cancer at its earliest stages. To date, SPmAbs™ have been shown to induce anti-tumor activity in mouse cancer models.
In addition to oncology, Vaxil has developed and patented MTbuVax™, a novel TB vaccine, which has demonstrated superior immunity when compared to currently available vaccines. Vaxil believes the field of infectious diseases to be particularly important given the rise of super-bugs, antibiotic resistant strains of infections, including the World Health Organization reporting a rise in people developing multi-drug resistance to tuberculosis. To date, Vaxil has demonstrated both in human samples, as well as in mice, that its various MTbuVax™ candidates have potential to elicit stronger, more specific immune responses.
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