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Hemispherx Biopharma (HEB) And The University of Pittsburgh Collaborate On A Novel Chemokine-Modulatory Program For Cancer Immunotherapies With Ampligen® As A Key Component


12/2/2013 9:28:05 AM

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PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (NYSE MKT:HEB) (the "Company" or "Hemispherx") today announced that it is supporting the University of Pittsburgh's National Institutes of Health funded study (grant 1PO1CA132714) currently underway as part of the University's Chemokine Modulation Research initiative which includes Ampligen® as an adjuvant. As part of this collaboration, Hemispherx has supplied clinical grade Ampligen® (rintatolimod) to the University. The study, under the leadership of professor of surgery Pawel Kalinski, M.D., Ph.D. and involves the Chemokine Modulatory regimen developed by Dr. Kalinski's group, has successfully completed the lowest tier of dose escalation in patients with resectable colorectal cancer under the clinical leadership of Dr. Amer Zureikat, an assistant professor of surgery. The preliminary results were presented at The Cancer Vaccines and Gene Therapy Meeting, Malvern, PA, October 3-4, 2013.

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