ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd Announces Issuance of Key Patent for ICT-121 Cancer Vaccine
3/4/2013 10:27:56 AM
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. (“ImmunoCellular”) (NYSE MKT: IMUC) announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a key patent application covering ICT-121, an immunotherapeutic vaccine targeting CD133, an important cancer stem cell marker that is commonly overexpressed on a broad range of solid tumors. The patent includes claims covering composition of matter as well as methods of use. Specifically, the claims encompass immunogens comprising a CD133 epitope and variants thereof as well as methods of using such immunogens in immunization and to elicit cytotoxic T lymphocyte responses that are specific for tumor cells expressing HLA-A2.