Dr. Jose Conejo-Garcia, Invited to Present Keynote Address at Duke Cancer Institute, will Discuss Anixa Biosciences' Ovarian Cancer CAR-T Therapy

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Anixa Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIX), a biotechnology company focused on the treatment and prevention of cancer and infectious diseases, today announced that the inventor of its ovarian cancer CAR-T technology, Dr. Jose Conejo-Garcia, Senior Member of the Immunology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center, has been invited to be the keynote speaker at Duke Cancer Institute's Immuno-Oncology Research Program Retreat on November 4, 2022. 

During the presentation, Dr. Conejo-Garcia will discuss the CAR-T technology, which is an autologous cell therapy comprised of engineered T-cells that target the follicle stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR).  FSHR is found at immunologically relevant levels exclusively on the granulosa cells of the ovaries.  Since the target is a hormone receptor, and the target-binding domain is derived from its natural ligand, this technology is also known as CER-T (Chimeric Endocrine Receptor T-cell) therapy, a new type of CAR-T.  Dr. Conejo-Garcia will also discuss the ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial of this technology.

"I am excited to be presenting our novel FSHR-mediated CAR-T technology to the researchers at Duke's Immuno-Oncology Research Program and to share work we've been doing in developing CAR-T treatments against solid tumors," stated Dr. Conejo-Garcia.  "I am pleased by the strong interest from the scientific community in our unique CAR-T approach to treating ovarian cancer."

About Anixa Biosciences, Inc.

Anixa is a clinical-stage biotechnology company with a number of programs addressing cancer and infectious disease.  Anixa's portfolio of therapeutics includes a cancer immunotherapy program being developed in collaboration with Moffitt Cancer Center, which uses a novel type of CAR-T, known as chimeric endocrine receptor T-cell (CER-T) technology, and, with partner MolGenie GmbH, a COVID-19 program focused on compounds targeting the Mpro enzyme of SARS-CoV-2, which is largely conserved across all recently identified variants.  The company's vaccine portfolio includes a novel vaccine being developed in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic to prevent breast cancer – specifically triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), the most lethal form of the disease – as well as a vaccine to prevent ovarian cancer.  These vaccine technologies focus on immunizing against "retired" proteins that have been found to be expressed in certain forms of cancer.  Anixa's unique business model of partnering with world-renowned research institutions on clinical development allows the company to continually examine emerging technologies in complementary fields for further development and commercialization.  To learn more, visit www.anixa.com or follow Anixa on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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