ROCHESTER, N.Y., October 6, 2015 – Vaccinex Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in the discovery and development of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies to treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, today announced publication of a manuscript entitled “Generation and preclinical characterization of an antibody specific for SEMA4D.” in the journal MAbs (2015 Oct 2:0). The new publication describes the generation and characterization of VX15/2503, an anti-Semaphorin 4D antibody currently in human clinical trials, including in vitro functional testing, epitope mapping, and in vivo demonstration of efficacy in an animal model of rheumatoid arthritis.
About Vaccinex, Inc.
Vaccinex, Inc. is a privately held clinical-stage immunotherapy company engaged in the discovery and development of human therapeutic monoclonal antibodies to treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington’s disease. Vaccinex utilizes its proprietary ActivMAb® Antibody Discovery Technology for rapid, mammalian cell-based antibody selection to build its antibody pipeline and in service to its biopharmaceutical partners. ActivMAb® combines the advantages of rapid and sensitive selection by virus panning and cell sorting in one technology, with intrinsic selection of antibodies that are efficiently expressed and stable in mammalian cells, which we believe is different than other selection technologies. Vaccinex is based in Rochester, New York. For more information and to contact Vaccinex, visit www.vaccinex.com.
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