Anixa Biosciences and Moffitt Cancer Center Announce FDA Clearance to Initiate Clinical Trial of Ovarian Cancer CAR-T Immunotherapy
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Anixa Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIX), a biotechnology company focused on the treatment and prevention of cancer and infectious diseases, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Investigational New Drug (IND) application for its CAR-T (Chimeric Antigen Receptor-T cell) therapy, which is being developed in partnership with H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute (Moffitt).
Dr. Amit Kumar, President and CEO of Anixa stated, "We are pleased that the FDA has authorized us to commence human clinical trials of our potentially paradigm-shifting therapy. Outcomes for women with late-stage ovarian cancer are poor, so if this approach demonstrates efficacy, it would have a dramatic impact on patients for whom there are no other options."
"This is a major milestone for our program. CAR-T therapy has had major successes in B-cell malignancies, but no clinical success in other types of tumors. We feel that our technology could be the first CAR-T approach that will demonstrate efficacy in a solid tumor indication, and we are looking forward to testing and verifying that assertion in human trials," said Dr. Wenham.
In addition to Drs. Wenham and Conejo-Garcia, other key members of the team at Moffitt include:
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