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EpiVax-Novozymes Tregitope-Albumin Fusion Moves 'Paradigm-Shifting' Treatment for Diabetes Closer to Clinical Trials
Date:2/12/2013

herapy is in the experimental stage for individuals with advanced disease, and EpiVax believes the albumin-Tregitope fusion will facilitate this novel treatment for individuals in later stages of T1D.

Tregitopes act as a natural immune system "off switch" and have been shown in standard preclinical models to "reset" immune responses away from autoimmunity and towards tolerance. "Developing more specific therapies to promote tolerance … is a critical component of a comprehensive approach to T1D," said Julia L. Greenstein , Ph.D., VP of Cure Therapies for JDRF, whose previous funding helped EpiVax derive preliminary data to support recent NIH awards.  "[Tregitopes] may have the potential to reduce the harmful immune responses to the insulin-producing beta cells, thereby preserving the body's ability to make its own insulin." 

NIH SBIR grants coupled with private foundation funds have brought total pre-clinical funding for Tregitopes to more than $6M in the past 4 years.

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