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Agenus' CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

This concludes the financial portion of the call. Garo will now provide a corporate update.

Garo Armen

Thank you, Jonae and Christine. I will now discuss our progress during the first half of 2012. This is an exciting year for Agenus on a number of fronts. We have seen steady progress in the advancement of our QS-21 adjuvant for both infectious disease and cancer indications through our corporate partner GSK.

In addition to our expanded QS-21 agreement with GSK which was announced during the first quarter of this year, we recently, we’ve seen a new Phase III clinical program which was initiated for the prevention of shingles in immunocompromised patients. This is a randomized placebo controlled Phase III clinical trial in approximately 1,400 patients.

GSK has four QS-21 containing Phase III programs underway which will have their read-out in the near future. They include two MAGE-A3 cancer vaccines, one for non-small cell lung cancer and the other one for melanoma patients. The other two are the RTS,S vaccine for malaria and HZ/su vaccine for shingles. In addition to QS-21, we have also made steady progress in advancing our heat shock protein platform during the first half of 2012.

During the second quarter, the National Cancer Institute approved a study of the Prophage Series G-200 vaccine in a large randomized Phase II trial in combination with Avastin in patients with surgically resectable recurrent glioblastoma. This study will be sponsored by the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, an NCI cooperative group.

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