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ISA Pharmaceuticals' Chief Scientific Officer Prof. Cornelis Melief to Present at Keystone Cancer Vaccines Conference

Leiden, The Netherlands, January 16, 2019 – ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V., a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, today announced that its Chief Scientific Officer Prof. Cornelis Melief will give a talk at the upcoming Keystone Cancer Vaccines Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada, January 20-24, 2019.

The talk titled "Therapeutic HPV16 Vaccination Is Effective as Monotherapy in Pre-Malignant Disease, but Requires Combination Treatment in HPV16-Induced Cancers" is scheduled for Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 17:00 as part of the session "Immune Monitoring of T Cells" (17:00-18-45, Pacific Ballroom).

The data will outline the T cell response to ISA Pharmaceuticals´ therapeutic vaccine ISA101 and the resulting clinical activity. ISA101 is directed against the HPV16 oncoproteins E6/E7 and is the Company´s clinical-stage lead compound. It is being developed to treat HPV16-induced cancers such as cervical cancer and head-and-neck cancer.




About ISA Pharmaceuticals

ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V. is an immunotherapy company developing rationally designed, fully synthetic immunotherapeutics against cancer and persistent viral infections. The company has built a proprietary immunotherapy platform based on the Synthetic Long Peptide (SLP®) concept and AMPLIVANT® technology. SLP® immunotherapies are designed to fully harness and direct the body’s own defenses towards fighting the disease. In December 2017, ISA Pharmaceuticals closed a clinical immuno-oncology collaboration with Regeneron to advance its SLP® lead compound ISA101, an immunotherapy targeting human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16)-induced cancer, in combination with Cemiplimab (REGN2810), a PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1) antibody. In addition, ISA develops SLP® immunotherapies to advance novel treatment options for orphan indications.

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SLP® and AMPLIVANT® are registered trademarks in Europe.


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Last Updated: 16-Jan-2019