WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, March 5, 2014
WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB: GNBT) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc. (www.antigenexpress.com) has received Notices of Allowance from the United States Patent Office relating to applications for the use of therapeutic vaccines targeting human papilloma virus (HPV) caused cancers as well as to potentially pandemic strains of influenza virus. The Company has previously received allowances of broad claims surrounding the use of its Ii-Key hybrid technology platform. Both applications relate to vaccines designed using this platform, which was also used to design its AE37 vaccine that is currently in a late Phase II trial to prevent relapse in patients who have had breast cancer.
The Company has previously published preclinical studies on lead compounds targeting HPV and conducted clinical trials of influenza targeted vaccines in healthy volunteers. While there are prophylactic vaccines on the market to prevent HPV infection, none are approved for use in the therapeutic setting to treat existing cancers caused by HPV. The added potency of Antigen Express vaccines derives from its ability to activate CD4+ T helper cells, which are critical in the generation of a novel immune response.
About Generex Biotechnology Corporation
Generex is engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of drug delivery systems and technologies. Generex has developed a proprietary platform technology for the delivery of drugs into the human body through the oral cavity (with no deposit in the lungs). The Company's proprietary liquid formulations allow drugs typically administered by injection to be absorbed into the body by the lining of the inner mouth using the Company's proprietary RapidMist™ device. Antigen Express, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Generex. The core platform technologies of Antigen Express comprise immunotherapeutic vaccines for the treatment of malignant, infectious, allergic, and autoimmune diseases. Antigen Express has pioneered the use of specific CD4+ T-helper stimulation technologies in immunotherapy. One focuses on modification of peptides with Ii-Key to increase potency, while a second relies on inhibition of expression of the Ii protein. Antigen Express scientists, and others, have shown clearly that suppression of expression of the Ii protein in cancer cells allows for potent stimulation of T-helper cells and prevents the further growth of cancer cells. For more information, visit the Generex website at www.generex.com or the Antigen Express website at www.antigenexpress.com.
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