Mucosis B.V. Signs Research and License Option Agreement With Crucell N.V.
Published: Oct 08, 2012
"We are delighted to collaborate with Crucell as we strongly believe that our Mimopath® platform combined with Crucell's expertise in vaccine development create a substantial opportunity to develop differentiated and medically relevant vaccine candidates", said Thomas Johnston, CEO of Mucosis. "We are proud of the progress we've made to date in developing the Mimopath® platform, including our recent positive human clinical trials. We see this agreement as a further validation of our platform and its potential to combat infectious diseases. "
Mucosis B.V. is a clinical-stage Dutch biotechnology company with a proprietary platform technology, Mimopath®, on which it develops mucosal vaccines with improved efficacy. Mucosis's lead product is SynGEM®, a vaccine to prevent RSV viral infection. In addition, the company develops PneuGEM®, a vaccine to prevent diseases caused by pneumococcal bacteria and FluGEM®, a vaccine to prevent influenza. Mimopath®-based vaccines can be administered needle-free in the nose and mouth, evoking a more natural immune response with a broader base of protection.
About Mimopath® technology
The Mimopath® technology is based on Lactococcus lactis, a safe bacterium commonly used in the food industry. Mucosis has developed a robust technique to formulate the L. lactis bacteria into non-living bacterium-like particles (BLPs) that can be loaded with antigens from viral, bacterial, parasitic or tumor origin. The antigen-covered BLPs form a vaccine that can be delivered into the nose or mouth, without the need for a needle. These vaccines raise protective immunity by activation of both the innate and the adaptive immune system.
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