Galena Biopharma (GALE) Bolsters Neuvax™ (Nelipepimut-S) Intellectual Property With Patent Acceptance In Australia
2/28/2014 10:01:49 AM
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galena Biopharma (Nasdaq:GALE), a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing innovative, targeted oncology treatments that address major unmet medical needs to advance cancer care, today announced that it has received a Notice of Acceptance from the Australian Patent Office for a patent covering the use of Galena's development product candidate, NeuVax™ (nelipepimut-S), a HER2/neu peptide vaccine, for inducing protective or therapeutic immunity to breast cancer recurrence in patients having low-to-intermediate HER2 IHC ratings of 1+ or 2+ and a FISH rating of less than 2.0 ± 20% for CYP17 to HER2/neu gene expression ratio. The patent provides NeuVax the exclusivity for this indication until 2028, not including any patent term extensions.
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