Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPXA), a biotechnology company developing Tcelna
, a novel T-cell immunotherapy for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), today announced that Neil K. Warma, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, has been featured in The Burrill Report. The interview, titled "
Funding a Personalized Immunotherapy for MS
" was conducted by Daniel S. Levine, the publication's editor, and highlights Opexa's recent progress.
The Burrill Report offers insight, intelligence and analysis of the latest news and trends in the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors. In the podcast, Mr. Warma discusses Opexa's Abili-T Phase IIb clinical trial for secondary progressive MS and the Company's licensing and option agreement with Merck Serono. In addition, Mr. Warma discusses Opexa's alternative pipeline opportunities in new autoimmune diseases and the recent underwritten public offering of common stock in which Opexa raised gross proceeds of over $19.3 million.
The podcast can be accessed from the Home page and Multimedia page of Opexa’s website at
and from the following link:
Opexa’s mission is to lead the field of Precision Immunotherapy™ by aligning the interests of patients, employees and shareholders. The Company’s leading therapy candidate, Tcelna
, is a personalized T-cell immunotherapy that is in a Phase IIb clinical development program (the Abili-T trial) for the treatment of Secondary Progressive MS. Tcelna is derived from T-cells isolated from the patient’s peripheral blood, expanded ex vivo, and reintroduced into the patients via subcutaneous injections. This process triggers a potent immune response against specific subsets of autoreactive T-cells known to attack myelin.
About Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
MS is a chronic, inflammatory condition of the central nervous system and is the most common, non-traumatic, disabling neurological disease in young adults. It is estimated that approximately two million people have MS worldwide.