VBI Vaccines Inc.
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VBI Vaccines Inc.

October 27, 2016 08:30 ET

VBI Vaccines to Present Zika Vaccine Program Poster at the Keystone Symposia on Translational Vaccinology for Global Health

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS--(Marketwired - Oct. 27, 2016) - VBI Vaccines Inc. (NASDAQ:VBIV)(TSX:VBV) ("VBI") is scheduled to present at the Keystone Symposia on Translational Vaccinology for Global Health on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM BST (2:00 PM ET). The event is being held at the Park Plaza Riverbank London in the United Kingdom.

During the poster presentation, Bivalent eVLP Expression of Envelope and NS1 Antigens as a Vaccine Against Zika, Dr. Marc Kirchmeier, Ph.D., VBI's Vice President of Formulation Development, will provide an overview of VBI's eVLP Platform and will summarize recent developments in VBI's Zika Vaccine Program.

"Virus-like particle (VLP) technology is a proven vaccine approach and the basis for several licensed human vaccines," said Dr. Kirchmeier. "VBI is applying its own eVLP technology in the development of a novel vaccine candidate to prevent Zika virus infection. Early immunogenicity testing of our Zika vaccine candidate demonstrates our ability to induce high antibody titers, which some research has shown to be a correlate of protection."

The Translational Vaccinology for Global Health session is part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, which is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information, visit: http://www.keystonesymposia.org/16S1.

Event Details

  • Event: Keystone Symposia on Translational Vaccinology for Global Health
  • Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 PM BST (2:00 PM ET)
  • Location: Park Plaza Riverbank London in London, United Kingdom
  • Event Website: http://www.keystonesymposia.org/16S1

About VBI Vaccines Inc.

VBI Vaccines Inc. ("VBI") is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a next generation of vaccines to address unmet needs in infectious disease and immuno-oncology. VBI's first marketed product is Sci-B-Vac™, a hepatitis B ("HBV") vaccine that mimics all three viral surface antigens of the hepatitis B virus; Sci-B-Vacis approved for use in Israel and 14 other countries. VBI's eVLP Platform technology allows for the development of enveloped ("e") virus-like particle ("VLP") vaccines that closely mimic the target virus to elicit a potent immune response. VBI is advancing a pipeline of eVLP vaccines, with lead programs in cytomegalovirus ("CMV") and glioblastoma multiforme ("GBM"). VBI is also advancing its LPV™ Thermostability Platform, a proprietary formulation and process that allows vaccines and biologics to preserve stability, potency, and safety. VBI is headquartered in Cambridge, MA with research operations in Ottawa, Canada and research and manufacturing facilities in Rehovot, Israel.

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Contact Information

  • VBI Contact
    Perri Maduri
    Communications Executive
    (617) 830-3031 x124
    ir@vbivaccines.com

    VBI Investor Contact
    Nell Beattie
    Director, Corporate Development and Investor Relations
    (617) 830-3031 x128
    nbeattie@vbivaccines.com