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NW Bio Takes Next Steps In Moving Forward With Its Phase III Brain Cancer Trial In Europe
Date:2/15/2013

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) (NW Bio), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that, building upon nearly three years of  manufacturing development, regulatory processes and  clinical preparations in Europe, the Company has named a leading international contract research organization (CRO) to manage the Company's 312-patient Phase III clinical trial for Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer in Europe.

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The Company's Phase III trial is well under way in the U.S., currently enrolling at 41 sites.  In the U.S., the trial is being managed by a U.S. CRO that does not have operations in Europe that can handle this trial.

The Company's Phase III trial has undergone extensive preparations and regulatory approvals in Europe.  The trial is poised to begin enrolling patients in the U.K. later in this calendar quarter, and elsewhere in Europe in the next several months.

Engaging a first class CRO was one of the last steps required for initiating enrollment in the U.K.  After an extensive RFP process, the Company selected PAREXEL International.  PAREXEL is a leading international CRO with unparalleled expertise in managing international clinical trials.  Over the past 30 years, they have developed significant expertise in oncology, including glioblastoma.  Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, they operate in 71 locations throughout 54 countries around the world, and have over 14,000 employees.

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