Vaccines section of National Cancer Institute to Study Advaxis Listeria Vaccines
NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Advaxis, Inc., (OTCBB: ADXS), the live, attenuated Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) immunotherapy company, is pleased to announce it has signed a formal research agreement with the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.
The Vaccine Section of National Cancer Institute and Advaxis Inc have entered into a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for the development of live attenuated Listeria vaccines for the treatment of cancer. Advaxis will provide all live Listeria vaccines. NCI will use different in vitro and in vivo models to elucidate the effect of Advaxis live attenuated Listeria vaccines on many different types of immune cells, and will investigate the mechanisms by which live Listeria vaccines reduce cancer induced immune inhibition that protects tumors from immune attack. Advaxis and NCI will use the results of this work to enhance the antitumor effects of live Listeria vaccines as therapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer and as therapeutic immune adjuvants that alter the tumor milieu which will enable them to be used with other modalities of cancer treatment.
About Advaxis, Inc.
Advaxis is a biotechnology company developing proprietary, live, attenuated Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) vaccines that deliver engineered tumor antigens, which stimulate multiple, simultaneous immunological mechanisms to fight cancer. Today, the Company has nine (9) distinct, cancer-fighting constructs in various stages of development, directly and through strategic collaborations with such recognized sites of excellence as the City of Hope, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the National Cancer Institute, the University of Pittsburgh, Cancer Research – UK and the Department of Homeland Security. Advaxis’ technology was developed by Dr. Yvonne Paterson, professor of microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania and chairperson of Advaxis’ scientific advisory board.
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