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Northwest Biotherapeutics and the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology are Partnering for Clinical Trials and Compassionate Use Cases in Europe
Date:5/18/2011

cer clinical trials program, and also help save lives through compassionate use treatments for other patients while the trials are ongoing."  

About Northwest Biotherapeutics

Northwest Biotherapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on developing immunotherapy products to treat cancers more effectively than current treatments, without toxicities of the kind associated with chemotherapies, and on a cost-effective basis.  The Company is developing dendritic cell-based vaccines.  The Company's lead clinical trial is a 240-patient Phase II trial in newly diagnosed Glioblastoma multiforme ("GBM"), the most aggressive and lethal form of brain cancer.  The Company also previously received clearance from the FDA for a 612-patient Phase III trial in prostate cancer, and clearance from the FDA for Phase I trials in five other cancers.  The Company has also conducted a Phase I/II trial with DCVax® for recurrent metastatic ovarian cancer.   For further information about clinical sites and about the Company, please visit the Company's web site at www.nwbio.com.

About the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology

The Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI is a member of the Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences.  Its objective is to find solutions to specific problems at the interfaces between medicine, life sciences and engineering for partners active in medicine-related industries and businesses.  The Institute's core competencies are to be found in regenerative medicine, or more precisely in cell-therapeutic methods of regenerating non-functioning tissue and organs through to the biological substitution with tissue cultivated in vitro (tissue engineering).  In order for the living organism to accept the tissues without any difficulty, it is necessary to study cellular and immunological defense and control mechanisms and take these into
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