Event to be held at NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
Immunology and kidney cancer experts to review the company’s individualized immunotherapies based on the Arcelis® technology platform and discuss the treatment landscape.
DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Argos Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:ARGS) (“Argos”), an immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of individualized immunotherapies based on the Arcelis® technology platform, today announced that the company will host an Investor Day on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern Time at NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City.
Argos’ management will review the scientific, clinical and commercial opportunity behind the company’s lead product candidate, AGS-003, which is currently being evaluated in the pivotal ADAPT Phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of advanced kidney cancer. Gerald Linette, MD, PhD, chief medical officer for cancer immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center, and Christopher Wood, MD, FACS, professor of urology, division of surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will join management in discussing AGS-003 and the treatment landscape.
Dr. Linette is an inaugural member of the Argos Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) with a primary interest in human cancer immunology. He also serves as diplomat of medical oncology for the American Board of Internal Medicine, and clinical director for the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. Dr. Linette earned his MD/PhD in microbiology from Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Dr. Wood is a kidney cancer specialist and a member of the renal cancer task force committee for the National Cancer Institute. He also serves as a member of the American Urological Association practice guidelines panel. Dr. Wood earned his MD from Northwestern University Medical School.
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About the Arcelis® Technology Platform
Arcelis® is a precision immunotherapy technology that captures both mutated and variant antigens that are specific to each patient’s individual disease. It is designed to overcome immunosuppression by producing a specifically targeted, durable memory T-cell response without adjuvants that may be associated with toxicity. The technology is potentially applicable to the treatment of a wide range of different cancers and infectious diseases, and is designed to overcome many of the manufacturing and commercialization challenges that have impeded other personalized immunotherapies. The Arcelis® process uses only a small disease sample or biopsy as the source of disease-specific antigens, and the patient’s own dendritic cells, which are optimized from cells collected by a single leukapheresis procedure. The proprietary process uses RNA isolated from the patient's disease sample to program dendritic cells to target disease-specific antigens. These activated, antigen-loaded dendritic cells are then formulated with the patient’s plasma, and administered via intradermal injection as an individualized immunotherapy.
About Argos Therapeutics
Argos Therapeutics is an immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of individualized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases using its Arcelis® technology platform. Argos' most advanced product candidate, AGS-003, is being evaluated in the pivotal ADAPT Phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). In addition, AGS-003 is being studied in Phase 2 investigator-initiated clinical trials as neoadjuvant therapy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Argos is also developing a separate Arcelis®-based product candidate, AGS-004, for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which is currently being evaluated in an investigator-initiated Phase 2 clinical trial aimed at HIV eradication in adult patients.
Forward Looking Statements
Any statements in this press release about Argos’ future expectations, plans and prospects, including statements about the expected and potential future closings of the private placement, Argos’ financial prospects, anticipated use of proceeds, future operations and sufficiency of funds for future operations, clinical development of Argos’ product candidates, expectations regarding future clinical trials and future expectations and plans and prospects for Argos and other statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "projects," "targets," “may,” "potential," "will," "would," "could," "should," "continue," and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including whether Argos' cash resources will be sufficient to fund its continuing operations for the periods anticipated; whether results obtained in clinical trials will be indicative of results obtained in future clinical trials; whether Argos' product candidates will advance through the clinical trial process on a timely basis; whether the results of such trials will warrant submission for approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration or equivalent foreign regulatory agencies; whether Argos' product candidates will receive approval from regulatory agencies on a timely basis or at all; whether, if product candidates obtain approval, they will be successfully distributed and marketed; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Argos’ Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, which is on file with the SEC, and in other filings Argos makes with the SEC from time to time. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent Argos’ views as of the date hereof. Argos anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Argos’ views to change. However, while Argos may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Argos specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Argos’ views as of any date subsequent to the date hereof.
Last updated on: 20/10/2016
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