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Generex Subsidiary Antigen Express Announces Press Conference at American Association for Cancer Research Related to the Immunological Response of its AE37 Vaccine to Prevent Recurrence of Breast Cancer
Date:4/3/2012

ng the compound have a lower rate of relapse," said Dr. Elizabeth Mittendorf, senior author on the study and Principal Investigator for the trial.  "These studies help us to understand at a mechanistic level how the vaccine is working and on a more general level what hallmarks to look for in developing successful cancer immunotherapy."

About AE37 and Ii-Key Hybrid Platform Technology

Antigen Express is a platform technology and product-based company developing proprietary vaccine formulations for large, unmet medical needs. The Company's Ii-Key Hybrid technology platform entails the modification of fragments of antigens to increase their potency in stimulating critical members of the immune response, known as CD4+ T helper cells. Incorporating the Ii-Key modification along with tumor-associated antigens can greatly enhance the immune system's ability to recognize and destroy cancer cells bearing any of the targeted antigens as well as increasing immunological memory.

The first product candidate utilizing the Company's novel Ii-Key Hybrid technology platform is a HER-2/neu Peptide Vaccine (AE37). This "off-the-shelf" cancer immunotherapy product candidate is easier and less costly to produce than comparable cell-based approaches. AE37 is derived from a peptide fragment of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) oncoprotein, which is expressed in a variety of tumors including 75-80% of breast cancers as well as a high percentage of prostate, ovarian and other cancers. AE37 represents the only HER2-based peptide vaccine currently being studied in a randomized trial and its use is not restricted to patients with a particular type of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) peptide.

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 o
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