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Clinical Developments at Enlivex Therapeutics - a Hadasit Bio-Holdings Portfolio Company
Date:8/17/2011

fatal disease affecting about 30% -50% of patients who undergo bone marrow transplantation. GVHD currently has no effective treatment and the size of this market opportunity is estimated at $300 million annually. The company's success in GVHD is expected to open additional markets in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, a field which is the third sector in scope in the pharmaceutical world (after cancer and heart disease) and is estimated at billions of dollars.

The company is developing a drug treatment based on inducing immune tolerance by injecting the patient's autologous cells (or donor cells in the case of GVHD) in the early stages of programmed death. The technology is based on years of research by Prof. Dror Mevorach from the Hadassah Medical Center - a world renowned expert in the field of programmed cell death.

About Hadasit Bio-Holdings

Hadasit Bio-Holdings Ltd., established in 2006, is the publicly traded subsidiary of Hadasit Ltd. - the technology transfer company of the Hadassah University Hospital, Israel's foremost medical research center.  The Company was established for the purpose of promoting and commercializing the intellectual property and R&D capabilities generated by Hadassah.

HADSY is the domestically traded ADR of Hadasit Bio-Holdings, a public investment vehicle representing a portfolio of biotech companies, all based on inventions developed at Hadassah.  

Hadasit Bio-Holdings focuses on advancing companies that are past successful preclinical trials and close to completion of Phase I/II clinical trials. The portfolio companies develop drugs with blockbuster potential (markets that are worth over a billion dollars) and operate in the fields of cancer, inflammatory diseases and tissue regeneration using stem cells - areas in which the Hadassah Hospital has extensive knowledge and recognition as a global leader.

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