CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS--(Marketwired - April 5, 2017) - VBI Vaccines Inc. (NASDAQ:VBIV)(TSX:VBV) ("VBI") is scheduled to present updates on two of its programs at the World Vaccine Congress on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 3:40 PM ET and 4:40 PM ET. The event is being held at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.
VBI-1901: Harnessing Foreign Viral CMV Antigens to Re-Stimulate Anti-Tumor Immunity
Tuesday, April 11 - 3:40 PM ET
During the Cancer & Immunotherapy Sub-Conference, David E. Anderson, Ph.D., VBI's Chief Scientific Officer, will provide an overview of VBI's use of its eVLP Platform directed against cytomegalovirus ("CMV") to target solid tumors that express CMV antigens. Dr. Anderson will present new preclinical biodistribution and immunogenicity data that supports Phase I/IIa development plans for VBI's therapeutic vaccine candidate to treat glioblastoma multiforme ("GBM"), one of the most common and aggressive forms of brain cancer.
Sci-B-Vac™: Hepatitis B Vaccine Phase III Program Update
Tuesday, April 11 - 4:40 PM ET
Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, M.D., Ph.D., VBI's Chief Medical Officer, will present clinical data on Sci-B-Vac™, VBI's third-generation hepatitis B vaccine. This data supports VBI's proposed global Phase III clinical program, for which the company is seeking evaluation and approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"), Health Canada and the European Medical Agency ("EMA").
Now in its 17th year, the World Vaccine Congress is a well-established global vaccine event attended by international industry leaders, including leading research institutions, government regulators, and life sciences companies.
Dr. Anderson's and Dr. Diaz-Mitoma's presentations will be available on VBI's website, www.vbivaccines.com, following the event.
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-Vac is 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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