Heat Shock Protein Platform: Prophage Series G
The Prophage Series G vaccines (HSPPC-96; vitespen) are being studied in two different settings of glioma: newly diagnosed and recurrent disease. Glioma is the deadliest form of brain cancer with an average survival of six to 14 months.
Heat Shock Protein Platform: Recombinant Series HerpV
HerpV is the most advanced HSV-2 vaccine currently in clinical development for the treatment of genital herpes. Agenus plans to advance HerpV into a Phase 2 study in 2012 that will measure the effect of vaccination on viral shedding in individuals infected with HSV-2. Experts in HSV-2 clinical research believe that a reduction in viral shedding could translate into the clinical benefit of a reduction in recurrent outbreaks.
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1. The QS-21 Stimulon
adjuvant and related agreements, and HerpV are assets of Antigenics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Agenus Inc.
2. QS-21 is a component of GSK adjuvant systems.