LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agenus Inc. (Nasdaq:AGEN), an immuno-oncology company developing a portfolio of checkpoint modulators (CPMs), heat shock protein vaccines and adjuvants, today announced that Robert Stein, MD, PhD, the company’s Chief Scientific Officer, will speak at Cambridge Healthtech Institute‘s Second Annual Conference on Immunomodulatory Therapeutic Antibodies For Cancer. Dr. Stein will give a presentation on the topic “Humanized Monoclonal Antibodies as Agonists for GITR or OX40 Signaling” in a session of the meeting entitled “Immune Modulatory Targets for Antibody Therapeutics” at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston, MA on Monday, August 11th at 4:00 pm ET.
Agenus is an immuno-oncology company developing a portfolio of checkpoint modulators (CPMs), heat shock protein vaccines and adjuvants. Agenus’ checkpoint modulator programs target GITR, OX40, CTLA-4, LAG-3, TIM-3 and PD-1, critical targets in co-stimulatory and inhibitory pathways regulating self-tolerance and immune responses to tumor antigens. Checkpoint modulators represent an important new class of cancer immunotherapeutics. The company’s proprietary discovery engine, Retrocyte Display,® is used to generate fully human and humanized therapeutic antibody drug candidates. The Retrocyte Display platform uses a high-throughput approach incorporating IgG format human antibody libraries expressed in mammalian B-lineage cells. Agenus’ Prophage heat shock protein vaccines recently generated positive data in phase 2 studies in newly diagnosed gliobastoma (the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain cancer) and in genital herpes (an incurable infectious disease afflicting approximately 40 million adults in the United States). The company’s QS-21 Stimulon® adjuvant is a key component in the development of several investigational vaccines across a wide variety of infectious diseases and therapeutic vaccines intended to treat cancer and degenerative disorders. The QS-21 platform is extensively partnered with GlaxoSmithKline and Janssen and includes two candidates in phase 3 trials for melanoma and shingles. A regulatory application was filed recently by GlaxoSmithKline with the EMA, and has been accepted for review, following positive results in a phase 3 trial in malaria. For more information, please visit www.agenusbio.com, or connect with the company on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+. For more information, please visit www.agenusbio.com.
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