BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. announced today a presentation at the Precision Lung Cancer World R&D Summit in Boston. On Tuesday, October 22, Business Development Advisor at Immunomic, Yan Su, will present a talk entitled “Current & Future Application of the UNITE Platform in Cancer Immunotherapy,” highlighting Immunomic’s investigational UNiversal Intracellular Targeted Expression (UNITE) platform and its application in immuno-oncology.
Immunomic’s UNITE technology platform has the potential to utilize the body’s natural biochemistry to develop a broad immune response, including antibody production, cytokine release and critical immunological memory, a method that could put UNITE at the crossroads of immunotherapies in a number of illnesses, including cancer. The investigational UNITE technology is currently being applied as a cancer immunotherapy in a Phase II clinical trial targeting glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Su’s presentation will explore the broader potential of UNITE through discussion of the LAMP-based immunotherapy technology, VAC2. VAC2 is an allogeneic cancer immunotherapy being developed by Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. in collaboration with Cancer Research UK and is currently in a Phase 1 clinical trial for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. In addition, the presentation will discuss the potential application of the UNITE Platform in Cancer targeting shared neoantigens.
Who: Yan Su, Business Development Advisor at Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc.
What: Presentation on Current & Future Application of the UNITE Platform in Cancer Immunotherapy
When: Tuesday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Where: Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill, 5 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114
ITI’s investigational UNITE platform, or UNiversal Intracellular Targeted Expression, works by fusing pathogenic antigens with the Lysosomal Associated Membrane Protein, an endogenous protein in humans, for immune processing and MHC-II presentation to helper T-cells. 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 UNITE technology at the crossroads of immunotherapies in a number of illnesses, including cancer, allergy and infectious diseases. UNITE 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 UNITE 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 UNITE 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 development of vaccines through its proprietary technology platform, UNiversal Intracellular Targeted Expression (UNITE), which is designed to utilize the body’s natural biochemistry to develop vaccines that generate broad immune responses. ITI’s UNITE platform could potentially have broad therapeutic applications in oncology, including viral antigens, cancer antigens, neoantigens and antigen-derived antibodies as biologics and ITI has built a large pipeline from UNITE with six oncology programs and two allergy programs. ITI has entered into a significant allergy partnership with Astellas Pharma and has formed several academic collaborations with leading Immuno-oncology researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, and Duke University. ITI maintains its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, please visit www.immunomix.com.
About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.
Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform, Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally-differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed either to replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical assets include (i) OpRegen®, a retinal pigment epithelium transplant therapy in Phase I/IIa development for the treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the developed world; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase I/IIa development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; and (iii) VAC2, an allogeneic cancer immunotherapy of antigen-presenting dendritic cells currently in Phase I development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Lineage is also evaluating potential partnership opportunities for Renevia®, a facial aesthetics product that was recently granted a Conformité Européenne (CE) Mark. For more information, please visit www.lineagecell.com or follow the Company on Twitter @LineageCell.