Anixa Biosciences Announces European Patent on Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Technology
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Anixa Biosciences, Inc. ("Anixa" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ANIX), a biotechnology company focused on the treatment and prevention of cancer, today announced that its partner, Cleveland Clinic, has received an "Intention to Grant" notice from the European Patent Office ("EPO") for the patent application titled "Ovarian Cancer Vaccines."
Dr. Amit Kumar, Chairman and CEO of Anixa, stated, "Having recently been granted a U.S. patent for this novel ovarian cancer vaccine technology, we are delighted to receive the EPO's intention-to-grant notice, as a European patent would extend protection of the technology to additional potential markets."
The patent was invented by the late Dr. Vincent Tuohy, Dr. Suparna Mazumder, and Dr. Justin Johnson of Cleveland Clinic. Anixa exclusively licensed the technology from Cleveland Clinic and is developing the technology in partnership with the not-for-profit, multispecialty academic medical center. The National Cancer Institute is collaborating on development through its PREVENT program.
Anixa's ovarian cancer vaccine targets the extracellular domain of anti-Müllerian hormone receptor 2 (AMHR2-ED), which is expressed in the ovaries but disappears as a woman reaches and advances through menopause. However, AMHR2-ED is expressed again in the majority of ovarian cancers.
About Anixa Biosciences, Inc.
Anixa is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the treatment and prevention of cancer. Anixa's therapeutic portfolio consists of an ovarian 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. 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, Facebook and YouTube.
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Released November 27, 2023
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