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Antitope Announces Protein Deimmunisation Research Agreement With NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



1/25/2013 9:49:17 AM

Cambridge UK, January 2013 - Antitope Ltd., UK ("Antitope") today announced a Research Agreement with NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, Inc., USA ("NeuroPhage") for the generation of a therapeutic protein with reduced immunogenicity. Under the Agreement, Antitope will apply it's Composite ProteinTM deimmunisation technology to a next generation treatment for neurodegenerative diseases.

"We are delighted to be working with such an innovative company as NeuroPhage," said Dr Matthew Baker, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Antitope, adding "This partnership utilises Antitope's expertise in engineering non-immunogenic proteins to complement NeuroPhage's innovations in developing novel therapeutics based on clearance of pathological protein aggregates."

About Antitope

Antitope Ltd. is a privately-held Cambridge UK-based biotechnology company specialising in immunogenicity testing and the engineering of therapeutic antibodies/proteins with reduced immunogenicity. Antitope’s proprietary EpiScreen™ technology enables preclinical analysis of the potential for immunogenicity of therapeutic antibodies and proteins. Antitope's proprietary Composite Human Antibody™ and Composite Protein™ technologies result in the generation of proteins and humanised antibodies devoid of T cell epitopes. Antitope has established multiple commercial relationships with leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.antitope.co.uk.or contact:

Antitope Ltd.

Dr Neil Butt, Business Development Director

Tel: +44 (0)1223 496190

Emai: info@antitope.co.uk

About NeuroPhage Parmaceuticals, Inc.

NeuroPhage is a biotechnology company focusing on a unique disease-modifying approach for treating protein aggregation diseases. NeuroPhage was founded in 2007 by a team based in Cambridge, MA, USA, along with Professor Beka Solomon, Chair for Biotechnology of Neurodegenerative Diseases at Tel Aviv University.

For more information, please visit www.neurophage.com or contact info@neurophage.com


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