Heat Biologics to Present Data on its ComPACT Technology, at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Annual Meeting
DURHAM, NC / ACCESSWIRE / November 6, 2017 / Heat Biologics, Inc. ("Heat") (NASDAQ: HTBX), a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs designed to activate a patient's immune system against cancer, will deliver pre-clinical data on its Combination Pan-antigen Cytotoxic Therapy (ComPACT™) platform on November 11, 2017, at the 32nd annual Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC).
The poster, Gp96-IG/costimulatory Combination Vaccine Improves T-cell Priming and Enhances Immunity, Memory, and Tumor Elimination, will be presented by Louis E. Gonzalez, Ph.D., director of research and principal scientist for Heat. He is available for discussion from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.
ComPACT is Heat's next generation, T-cell Activation Platform (TCAP). It combines T-cell activation and co-stimulation in a single therapy by both delivering the gp96 heat shock protein and a T-cell co-stimulatory fusion protein (OX40L) in a single compound.
About Heat Biologics:
Heat Biologics is a biopharmaceutical company developing immunotherapies designed to activate a patient's immune system against cancer by inducing CD8+ "Killer" T-cells. Our T-Cell Activation Platform (TCAP) produces therapies designed to turn "cold" tumors "hot," and be administered in combination with checkpoint inhibitor therapies and other immuno-modulators to increase their effectiveness. We are currently enrolling patients in our Phase 2 clinical trial for non-small cell lung cancer, in combination with Bristol-Myers Squibb's nivolumab (Opdivo®). We also have numerous pre-clinical programs at various stages of development. For more information, please visit www.heatbio.com.
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Released November 6, 2017