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Convergen LifeSciences Announces Patent Award
Date:7/14/2011

study presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research showed for the first time that a tumor suppressor gene can be delivered intravenously and selectively to human cancer cells using a nanoparticle vector, express high levels of mRNA and protein in cancer cells in the primary tumor and distant metastatic sites, alter relevant pathways in the cancer cell and mediate clinically beneficial anti-cancer activity.

A phase II clinical trial is planned to evaluate CNVN202 in combination with Tarceva® (erlotinib) in lung cancer patients who would not be expected to benefit from erlotinib alone.   CNVN202 has shown synergy when combined with erlotinib in both EGFR mutation positive and negative cancers.

Tarceva® is a registered trademark of the Roche Group including Genentech and Chugai and Astellas Pharma.  

Contact:
Greg Heinlein
Convergen LifeSciences, Inc.
(512) 372-4422
Email: gheinlein@convergenlifesciences.com
www.convergenlifesciences.com


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