Anixa Biosciences Announces Issuance of Additional U.S. Patent for Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Technology
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 3, 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 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. Patent Number 11,786,489, which broadens protection of Anixa's novel ovarian cancer vaccine technology.
The patent, titled "Ovarian Cancer Vaccines", was invented by the late Dr. Vincent Tuohy of Cleveland Clinic and covers nucleic acid-based delivery of the vaccine. Anixa exclusively licensed the technology from Cleveland Clinic and is developing the technology in partnership with the not-for-profit, multispecialty academic medical center.
Dr. Amit Kumar, Chairman and CEO of Anixa, stated, "We are delighted to receive this patent from the USPTO as it broadens protection of our novel ovarian cancer vaccine technology. We are looking forward to continuing our preclinical work on the vaccine with support from the National Cancer Institute's PREVENT Program, a peer-reviewed program designed to support development of the best ideas in cancer prevention."
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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