SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Immunicom, Inc., a global clinical-stage biotechnology company that is redefining immuno-oncology with a non-pharmaceutical subtractive immunotherapy approach intended to maintain patients’ quality-of-life with a promising, non-toxic cancer therapy, presented information about Immunicom’s ImmunopheresisTM filtration-based treatment at the “Emerging Medtech Summit 2021”, an annual forum spotlighting emerging medical technology hosted by Life Science Intelligence (LSI), a leading consulting group for the global healthcare system.
Immunicom’s presentation, “A New Era in Cancer Treatment” was given by Founder and CEO, Amir Jafri, who discussed the potential advantages of Immunicom’s subtractive treatment strategy, ImmunopheresisTM, in contrast to standard of care cancer treatments. Immunicom’s lead oncology product, the LW-02 column, is a molecularly engineered blood filtration device designed to safely capture immune inhibitors shed by cancer cells to block anti-tumor activity. Immunicom’s clinical trials are the first to investigate this novel alternative cancer treatment paradigm.
“Immunicom is pioneering the cancer industry with a new technology and conducting multiple global cancer trials using this new treatment modality. Important conferences like LSI give us the opportunity to show prominent healthcare leaders the potential of Immunopheresis,” Jafri said, “Healthcare leaders immediately recognize the implications for Immunicom’s subtractive therapy to deliver a breakthrough treatment that maintains patients’ quality-of-life especially in those with late stage cancer - a recurring challenge with existing cancer treatments - and they are eager for safer treatment options that are better tolerated and [that] do not drive up medical costs associated with the side effects of existing therapies.”
“The Emerging Medtech Summit successfully connects innovative medtech startups with active investors each year, further accelerating our mission to deliver life changing technologies to patients in need. Immunicom is exactly the type of company that we define as innovative,” said Scott Pantel, President & CEO of LSI, “Their unique approach to treat cancer without using pharmaceutical drugs or radiation is revolutionary and we’re proud to have provided Amir with a platform to speak on this potentially life changing technology.”
Mr. Jafri’s presentation at LSI can be found online at the following link, https://immunicom.com/immunicom-lsi-presentation/.
Immunicom, Inc. creates novel immunotherapies designed to treat a variety of diseases using its breakthrough ImmunopheresisTM technology platform to improve patient access and affordability. The privately held medical technology company develops innovative, non-pharmaceutical approaches for treating cancer, autoimmune disorders, and inflammatory and renal diseases. Immunicom’s revolutionary blood-filtering Immunopheresis technology has the potential to effectively treat a wide variety of cancer types, including those that have not responded to other treatment strategies, with possibly fewer side effects. Immunicom’s lead product, the LW-02 column, has received U.S. FDA Breakthrough Device designation for stage IV metastatic cancer and European regulatory clearance (CE Mark certification) for use in adults with advanced, refractory, triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Immunopheresis is currently being evaluated in several global oncology trials for multiple cancers. Immunicom is headquartered in San Diego, CA with operations in Philadelphia, PA, Houston, TX, and Krakow, Poland.
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