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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Valor Biotherapeutics and ImmunGene Create Partnership to Advance Novel Therapy for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients
Date:5/22/2013

tients with such unmet medical needs, What makes this project even more exciting to support is that the technology was developed by Professor Sherie Morrison at UCLA while she was funded by a LLS Translational Research Grant.  LLS continues to find that funding through its research grant programs leads to discoveries that move on to biotechnology companies like Valor Biotherapeutics, LLC, who are more fully able to bring novel therapeutics to patients with blood cancer." 

Dr. Rahul Singhvi , chief executive officer of Valor Biotherapeutics, stated:  "We thank LLS for their commitment to our antibody-interferon fusion platform and their crucial financial support of the IGN002 program.  This funding represents a substantial investment in the development of IGN002 and will enable its development through Phase 1 clinical testing.  In addition, we welcome the opportunity to work with LLS and benefit from their vast experience in the lymphoma area as we advance IGN002 into clinical trials."

"IGN002 has demonstrated dramatic efficacy in rituximab-resistant preclinical models. The financial commitment by our JV partner, Caliber and the LLS will help in advancing this program to the proof-of-concept study in NHL patients.  Our R&D team is very excited to work with the LLS and Valor, to advance IGN002 to the clinic," said Sanjay D. Khare , Ph.D., president and CEO of ImmunGene, Inc. "This study will help us in understanding the utility of the technology for several other programs in the ImmunGene pipeline."

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS fun
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