TAMPA, Fla. & MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Biovest International, Inc. (OTCQB: BVTI) today announced that BiovaxID®, Biovest’s personalized lymphoma vaccine, will be featured in an oral presentation at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting on Monday, December 6th in Orlando, Florida.
Stephen J. Schuster, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the BiovaxID presentation titled, “Vaccination with IgM but Not IgG Idiotype Prolongs Remission Duration in Follicular Lymphoma Patients.”
The abstract can be accessed at the ASH website by visiting: http://ash.confex.com/ash/2010/webprogram/Paper34600.html
Note to editors: Pursuant to ASH policy, coverage of information that goes beyond that which is contained in the abstract is embargoed until 11:00 a.m. (EST) on Monday, December 6th. At that time, Biovest will provide additional analysis, commentary and updated information.
Event: BiovaxID Phase III Study Results Presentation at ASH
Day/Time: Monday, December 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Place: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Room #311 EFGH
In addition, on the evening of Monday, December 6th, Biovest and ROTH Capital Partners, LLC will host a reception to further discuss the data with a panel of key opinion leaders. For more details on attending this event, please contact Douglas Calder at 813-864-2558 or at [email protected].
About Biovest International, Inc.
Biovest International, Inc. is an emerging leader in the field of active personalized immunotherapies. In collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, Biovest has developed a patient-specific, cancer vaccine, BiovaxID®, with three clinical trials completed, including a Phase III study, demonstrating evidence of safety and efficacy for the treatment of indolent follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and mantle cell lymphoma.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida with its bio-manufacturing facility based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Biovest is publicly-traded on the OTCQB™ Market with the stock-ticker symbol “BVTI”, and is a majority-owned subsidiary of Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: “ABPIQ”).
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Biovest International, Inc.
Douglas Calder, Director of Investor Relations & Public Relations
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