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MultiCell Technologies Is Granted European Patent for the Treatment of Cancer
Date:4/26/2010

ss="xn-person">Jerry Newmin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MultiCell Technologies.  "Our technology uses the antibody molecule as a platform to better present a peptide to immune cells thereby increasing the overall immune response to the peptide," Mr. Newmin added.

MultiCell also owns exclusive rights to two issued U.S. patents (6,872,389 and 6,129,911), one U.S. patent application (U.S. 2006/0019387A1), and several corresponding issued and pending foreign patents and patent applications related to the isolation and differentiation of liver stem cells.  The role of liver stem cells in the carcinogenic process has recently led to a new hypothesis that hepatocellular carcinoma arises by maturation arrest of liver stem cells.  In addition, liver cancer and cancerous stem cells specifically, are amenable to targeted therapeutic approaches including peptide-directed immunotherapy.

Primary liver cancer begins in the cells of the liver itself.  According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in 2008 there were approximately 21,400 new cases of primary liver cancer and intrahepatic bile duct cancer in the United States, and approximately 18,400 of those cases resulted in death.  Hepatocellular carcinoma, resulting from Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C infection, is the most common cancer in some parts of the world, with more than 1 million new cases diagnosed each year.  The NCI also reports that hepatocellular carcinoma is associated with cirrhosis of the liver in 50% to 80% of patients.

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