- NCI has supported the research efforts of at least 20 Nobel Prize winners. For approximately half of these Nobel laureates, NCI supported the awarded research.
- According to a 1996 NCI analysis of drugs approved by the FDA, two-thirds of the anti-cancer drugs approved as of the end of 1995 were NCI-sponsored Investigational New Drugs.
Dr. Jeffrey Schlom is the principal investigator at the NCI for this CRADA and is Chief of the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH. Dr. Schlom is one of the leading figures in the area of cancer vaccine development, and has been improving and refining novel immunotherapeutic approaches for cancer in clinical studies for more than 10 years. The collaborative effort between BN ImmunoTherapeutics and NCI will hopefully provide urgently needed new therapies for patients suffering from prostate cancer.
Reiner Laus, MD, President & CEO of BN ImmunoTherapeutics said: "The NCI relationship opens up for us new and exciting opportunities within the field of cancer and we are proud to join forces with one of the most prestigious and well-established cancer research organisations in the world. In the collaboration with NCI, BN ImmunoTherapeutics benefits from the enormous expertise in cancer therapeutics development that is present in the NCI organisation."
Located in Mountain View, California, BN ImmunoTherapeutics is a subsidiary of Bavarian Nordic, headquartered in Denmark. BN ImmunoTherapeutics is developing immune based therapies for breast and prostate cancer.
Bavarian Nordic A/S is a leading industrial biotechnology company
developing and producing novel vaccines for the treatment and prevention of
life-threatening diseases with a large unmet medical need. The company's
business strategy is focused in three areas: biodefence, cancer and
infectious diseases. Bavarian Nordic's proprietary and patented technology,
MVA-BN(R), has been demonstrated
|SOURCE Bavarian Nordic A/S|
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