TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Compugen Ltd. (NASDAQ: CGEN) today announced that certain aspects of its predictive approach to therapeutics discovery as applied to novel immune checkpoints will be presented in poster sessions at three leading scientific conferences this month and next. The presentations also include experimental results from some of the immune checkpoint based product candidate programs addressing cancer immunotherapy and autoimmune diseases now being pursued by the Company:
- At the Cancer Research Institute’s 22nd Annual International Cancer Immunotherapy Symposium, being held on October 6-8, 2014 in New York City, Ilan Vaknin, PhD, Senior Scientist, Immunology Research and Discovery at Compugen, will present the predictive discovery of novel immune checkpoint targets for cancer immunotherapy. Certain validation data relating to CGEN-15049 and CGEN-15052, two of the eleven novel B7/CD28-like immune checkpoint candidates discovered by Compugen, will be included in the poster presentation.
- At the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Annual Meeting, to be held November 6-9, 2014, in National Harbor, MD, Galit Rotman, PhD, Chief Scientist, Therapeutics at Compugen, will also present the predictive discovery of novel immune checkpoint targets for cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Rotman’s presentation will include certain validation data relating to selected B7/CD28-like immune checkpoint candidates discovered by the Company.
- At the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 2014, to be held on November 14-19, 2014, in Boston, Iris Hecht, PhD, Principal Scientist at Compugen, will present results for CGEN-15001 for the potential treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes. CGEN-15001 is a novel Fc fusion protein drug candidate based on one of the eleven Compugen-discovered B7/CD28-like immune checkpoint candidates.
Compugen is a leading drug discovery company focused on therapeutic proteins and monoclonal antibodies to address important unmet needs in the fields of immunology and oncology. The Company utilizes a broad and continuously growing integrated infrastructure of proprietary scientific understandings and predictive platforms, algorithms, machine learning systems and other computational biology capabilities for the in silico (by computer) prediction and selection of product candidates, which are then advanced in its Pipeline Program. The Company's business model includes collaborations covering the further development and commercialization of product candidates at various stages from its Pipeline Program and various forms of research and discovery agreements, in both cases providing Compugen with potential milestone payments and royalties on product sales or other forms of revenue sharing. Compugen’s wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary located in South San Francisco is developing monoclonal antibody therapeutic candidates against its novel drug targets. For additional information, please visit Compugen's corporate website at www.cgen.com.
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