Research programme: cancer immunotherapies - Asterias Biotherapeutics

Drug Profile

Research programme: cancer immunotherapies - Asterias Biotherapeutics

Alternative Names: Antigen-presenting allogeneic dendritic cells; AST-VAC2; AST-VAC2 allogeneic dendritic cell cancer vaccine - Asterias Biotherapeutics; GRNVAC 2; VAC 2

Latest Information Update: 12 Apr 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Geron Corporation
  • Developer Asterias Biotherapeutics
  • Class Cell therapies; Dendritic cell vaccines
  • Mechanism of Action Cell replacements; Immunomodulators
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Preclinical Cancer
  • Discontinued Transplant rejection

Most Recent Events

  • 28 Mar 2017 Asterias Biotherapeutics has patent protection for AST VAC2 in South Korea, Israel, Singapore (Asterias Biotherapeutics 10-K; March 2017)
  • 04 Oct 2016 Immunomic Therapeutics in-licenses NTC’s RNA-OUT™ and HyperGro™ technology from Nature Technology Corporation
  • 15 Aug 2016 Asterias Biotherapeutics announces intention to submit a clinical trial authorisation application to the UK regulatory body
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