DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Argos Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of fully personalized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases using its Arcelis technology platform, today announced that Jeff Abbey, president and chief executive officer, is scheduled to present at the Elsevier Therapeutic Area Partnerships Meeting on November 19 at the Hyatt Regency Boston.
Elsevier Therapeutic Area Partnerships Meeting
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Duxbury Room, 4th Floor
Hyatt Regency Boston
1 Avenue De Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111
Mr. Abbey will present an overview of the clinical development program for the Company's investigational fully personalized immunotherapy targeted to HIV, AGS-004, which has been designated as one of the "Top Projects to Watch" in infectious disease at the meeting.
About the Arcelis Technology Platform
Arcelis is a fully personalized immunotherapy technology that captures mutated and variant antigens that are specific to each patient's disease. It is designed to overcome immunosuppression by producing a durable memory T cell response without adjuvants that may be associated with toxicity. The technology is potentially applicable to a wide range of different cancers and infectious diseases and is designed to overcome many of the manufacturing and commercialization challenges that have impeded other personalized immunotherapies.
The Arcelis process uses only a small tumor or blood sample and the patient's own dendritic cells, which are collected and optimized following a single leukapheresis procedure. The proprietary process uses RNA isolated from the patient's disease sample to program dendritic cells to target disease antigens. The activated, antigen-loaded dendritic cells are then formulated into the patient's plasma and administered via intradermal injection.
About Argos Therapeutics
Argos Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of fully personalized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases using its Arcelis technology platform. Argos' most advanced product candidate, AGS-003, has initiated a pivotal Phase 3 study for the treatment of mRCC, and the Company recently completed enrollment of its Phase 2b study of AGS-004 for the treatment of HIV. For more information about Argos Therapeutics, visit www.argostherapeutics.com.
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