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VentiRx Pharmaceuticals Publishes Preclinical Data of Novel TLR8 Agonist, VTX-2337, Supporting Its Potential as an Immunotherapeutic Approach in Cancer
Date:1/23/2012

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"VTX-2337 provides unique abilities compared to other TLR agonists in clinical development, most notably a robust and highly selective activation of myeloid dendritic cells and natural killer cells," said Robert Hershberg, M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Medical Officer of VentiRx. "These preclinical efficacy findings combined with the favorable safety profile of VTX-2337 established in the recently completed Phase 1 trial support the advancement of our broad clinical development program currently underway to evaluate the safety and efficacy of VTX-2337 in combination with standard of care cancer therapies."

VentiRx has advanced VTX-2337 into clinical trials designed to evaluate the compound in multiple oncology indications in combination with a variety of anticancer agents, including chemotherapy and monoclonal antibody therapy. Clinical trials of VTX-2337 currently underway include a combination study with chemotherapy in late stage ovarian cancer and a combination trial with cetuximab in head and neck cancer patients. In addition, a trial of VTX-2337 in combination with chemotherapy in metastatic breast cancer is targeted to begin in mid-2012.

About VentiRx Pharmaceuticals

VentiRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company committed to the development and commercialization of novel medicines for the treatment of cancer. The Company's initial focus is on developing novel small molecule product candidates targeting Toll-based product candidates for oncology and allergy. VentiRx is a privately held organization with operations in Seattle. For additional information, please visit www.ventirx.com.

 

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Robert Hershberg, M.D., Ph.D.
President and Chief Medical Officer
VentiRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(206) 689-2268
rhershberg@ventirx.com

Julie Rathbun

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