Navigation Links
Lentigen Corporation Receives Four Research Grants From the National Institutes of Health
Date:5/15/2008

BALTIMORE, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Lentigen Corporation announced today that it has received four National Institutes of Health (NIH) small business innovation research (SBIR) grants to collaborate with leading scientists. Through these grants, Lentigen will apply its proprietary lentiviral vector (LV) technology to the development of novel immunotherapeutic treatments for diseases of high unmet medical need:

-- Melanoma, with Michael Nishimura, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Surgery,

Medical University of South Carolina

-- Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, also with Dr. Nishimura

-- Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-related diseases, with Adrian Wiestner,

M.D./Ph.D., Principal Investigator, National Cancer Institute

-- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), also with Dr. Wiestner

Together with its collaborators, Lentigen will develop lentiviral vectors designed to target specific cells related to each of these diseases. For melanoma, HCV, and EBV, the vectors will transduce T cells, which play a central role in cell-mediated immunity, with proteins known as T cell receptors (TCRs) that have been engineered to attack the targeted disease. For CLL, the vectors will carry weakened cells of this cancer combined with other substances designed to trigger an immune response.

"These innovation research grants are enabling us to extend the application of our lentiviral vector technology to a wider range of diseases while working with distinguished researchers to address the urgent need for novel biotherapeutics and vaccines in areas of high unmet medical need," said Tim Ravenscroft, Lentigen's CEO.

About Lentigen Corporation

Lentigen Corporation is a privately owned biotechnology company focused on the development of lentiviral vector technology for a wide range of therapeutic, vaccine and research applications in biotechnology and medicine. Lentiviral vectors are the most efficient vehicles for the delivery of genes or gene silencing sequences stably into cells. Lentigen is a highly collaborative company, co-developing lentiviral vector-based products across a broad spectrum of bench to clinical applications. Partnerships include The National Institutes of Health, The University of Pennsylvania, ThermoFisher Scientific and The U.S. Army. For further information, visit http://www.lentigen.com http://www.lentigen.com/

Lentigen Media Contact:

Gregory Tiberend

gtiberend@rlcinc.com

Meghan Feeks

mfeeks@rlcinc.com

Richard Lewis Communications, Inc.

212-827-0020


'/>"/>
SOURCE Lentigen Corporation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Lentigen Licenses Fundamental Lentiviral Vector Technology Patent From the University of Cambridge
2. Lentigen Corporation Announces Exclusive Licensing Agreement With Case Western Reserve University to Develop Novel Stem-Cell Therapy for Brain Cancer
3. Lentigen to Move Headquarters and Manufacturing to Gaithersburg
4. Lentigen Appoints Tim Ravenscroft as Chief Executive Officer
5. VIRxSYS and Lentigen Announce Litigation Settlement
6. Baxa Corporation Wins Two Colorado BMA 2008 Gold Key Awards
7. Pharmos Corporation to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 5th Annual Global Healthcare Conference
8. Triple-S Management Corporation Appoints New Non-Executive Chairman to Board; Adds New Director
9. Genaera Corporation Announces First Quarter Financial Results
10. EUSA Pharma Completes Acquisition Of Cytogen Corporation
11. Pharmos Corporation Reports 2008 First Quarter Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/11/2017)... Md. (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... digital pathology, announced today it will be hosting a Webinar titled, “Pathology is ... Advanced Pathology Associates , on digital pathology adoption best practices and how Proscia ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... Singh Biotechnology today announced that ... SBT-100, its novel anti-STAT3 (Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3) B VHH13 ... cross the cell membrane and bind intracellular STAT3 and inhibit its function. Dysregulation ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017 International research firm Parks ... Strategy, will speak at the TMA 2017 Annual Meeting , October ... trends in the residential home security market and how smart safety and ... Parks ... "The residential ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... October 09, 2017 , ... The award-winning American Farmer television series ... 2018. American Farmer airs Tuesdays at 8:30aET on RFD-TV. , With global population ... challenge of how to continue to feed a growing nation. At the same time, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:3/30/2017)... March 30, 2017 The research team of ... three-dimensional (3D) fingerprint identification by adopting ground breaking 3D fingerprint minutiae ... realm of speed and accuracy for use in identification, crime investigation, ... cost. ... A research ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... CHICAGO , March 29, 2017  higi, the ... ecosystem in North America , today ... Partners and the acquisition of EveryMove. The new investment ... extensive set of tools to transform population health activities ... and lifestyle data. higi collects and secures ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... N.Y. , March 27, 2017  Catholic ... Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics for ... EMR Adoption Model sm . In addition, CHS ... of U.S. hospitals using an electronic medical record ... for its high level of EMR usage in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):