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Anixa Biosciences Announces Publication of Peer-Reviewed Journal Article in Clinical and Experimental Vaccine Research Highlighting Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Anixa Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIX), a biotechnology company focused on the treatment and prevention of cancer and infectious diseases, today announced the publication of a peer-reviewed journal article in Clinical and Experimental Vaccine Research.  The article is titled, "Formulation of an ovarian cancer vaccine with the squalene-based AddaVax adjuvant inhibits the growth of murine epithelial ovarian carcinomas."  This paper authored by Suparna Mazumder, Ph.D., Valerie Swank, MS, Nina Dvorina, MD, Justin M. Johnson, Ph.D. and Vincent K. Tuohy, Ph.D. of Cleveland Clinic, discusses pre-clinical studies of a preventative ovarian cancer technology that has been licensed to Anixa.  

This 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.

The journal article highlights study data demonstrating formulation of the AMHR2-ED vaccine with AddaVax adjuvant induced high serum titers of immunoglobulin G and significant inhibition and destruction of epithelial ovarian cancer with significantly enhanced overall survival of animals in both prevention and therapeutic protocols.

Anixa's CEO, Amit Kumar, Ph.D., stated, "We are pleased by the publication of this scientific paper authored by our partners at Cleveland Clinic.  This unique technology has the potential to be the first vaccine to prevent ovarian cancer, which remains one of the most aggressive and difficult-to-treat cancers."  Dr. Kumar added, "Preclinical work to advance the vaccine is ongoing with support from the PREVENT Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which supports preclinical innovative interventions and biomarkers for cancer prevention and interception."

The Clinical and Experimental Vaccine Research article is available to view at the following link:  https://ecevr.org/DOIx.php?id=10.7774/cevr.2022.11.2.163.

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 like Delta and Omicron.  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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Contacts

Company Contact:
Mike Catelani
President
mcatelani@anixa.com
408-708-9808

Investors:
Eric Ribner
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
eric@lifesciadvisors.com
646-751-4363

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