Immunovaccine Signs Research Agreement with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/22/10 -- Immunovaccine Inc. (TSX VENTURE: IMV), a vaccine development company, announced today that it has signed a collaborative agreement with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School. The research collaboration involves formulating Dana-Farber's HIV protein antigens in Immunovaccine's DepoVax vaccine enhancement and delivery platform. The goal of this preclinical research is to establish whether this novel vaccine formulation will induce a stronger immune response.
"Dana-Farber is a leader in vaccine research and this collaboration presents an exciting opportunity to evaluate new antigens formulated in our DepoVax vaccine delivery platform," said Dr. Marc Mansour, vice president of R&D at Immunovaccine. "We are hopeful this research will lead to new and expanded opportunities for our vaccine delivery platform."
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (www.dana-farber.org) is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and a federally designated Center for AIDS Research. It is also a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) and designated comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.
Immunovaccine Inc. (TSX VENTURE: IMV) is a clinical stage vaccine development company focused on the commercialization of its patented DepoVax vaccine delivery technology and product candidates. The company continues to strengthen its vaccine pipeline through licensing and strategic partnerships to develop therapeutic cancer and infectious disease vaccines. www.imvaccine.com
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Released April 22, 2010