ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tomorrow, Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. (ITI) Senior Vice President of Research and Development Teri Heiland, Ph.D., will participate in a panel discussion on cell therapy for oncology research and the present turning point in cancer vaccines. Dr. Heiland will discuss Immunomic’s LAMP-Vax™ technology platform which works with the body’s natural biochemistry and has the potential to complement other immuno-modulatory therapies. Immunomic is currently applying the platform in immuno-oncology research.
Who: Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. Senior Vice President of Research and Development Teri Heiland, Ph.D. Additionally featured on the panel: John Mumm, Director, Research and Development, Oncology for MedImmune and Dr. James Yang, Senior Investigator, Surgery Branch for the National Cancer Institute.
What: What’s New in Cell Therapy in Oncology Research Panel Discussion
When: Thursday, April 27, 10:45 AM – Noon EDT
Where: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852
ITI’s investigational LAMP-Vax platform is thought to work by encoding the Lysosomal Associated Membrane Protein, an endogenous protein in humans. In this way, ITI’s vaccines (DNA or RNA) have the potential to utilize the body’s natural biochemistry to develop a broad immune response including antibody production, cytokine release and critical immunological memory. This approach could put LAMP-Vax technology at the crossroads of immunotherapies in a number of illnesses, including cancer, allergy and infectious diseases. LAMP is currently being employed in Phase II clinical trials as a cancer immunotherapy. ITI is also collaborating with academic centers and biotechnology companies to study the use of LAMP in cancer types of high mortality, including cases where there are limited treatment options like glioblastoma and acute myeloid leukemia. ITI believes that these early clinical studies may provide a proof of concept for LAMP-Vax therapy in cancer, and if successful, set the stage for future studies, including combinations in these tumor types and others. Preclinical data is currently being developed to explore whether LAMP nucleic acid constructs may amplify and activate the immune response in highly immunogenic tumor types and be used to create immune responses to tumor types that otherwise do not provoke an immune response.
About Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc.
Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. (ITI) is a privately-held clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering the study of the LAMP-based nucleic acid immunotherapy platforms. These investigational technologies have the potential to alter how we use immunotherapy for cancer, allergies and animal health. ITI has entered into a significant licensing agreement with Astellas Pharma Inc. to explore the use of LAMP-Vax, an immunotherapy platform, for use in the prevention and treatment of allergic diseases. For information about ITI and LAMP Technology, visit www.immunomix.com.