Symvivo Corporation Announces Collaboration with Merck

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Jan. 5, 2021 14:00 UTC

 

 
 

BURNABY, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Symvivo Corporation, a clinical-stage biotechnology company advancing a proprietary bacTRL™ gene delivery platform, announced today that it has entered into a research collaboration with Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Under the terms of the agreement, Merck receives an option to take an exclusive license to Symvivo’s bacTRL™ platform technology for use in advancing delivery of oral vaccines.

“We are excited to be collaborating with Merck on this novel program,” said Lloyd Mackenzie, President and Chief Operating Officer at Symvivo. “This agreement builds on Symvivo’s efforts to develop the bacTRL™ platform across a range of diverse and important indications.”

About Symvivo

Symvivo is a clinical-stage biotechnology company advancing a proprietary platform for the site-specific delivery of genes for the treatment and prevention of life-threatening diseases. Symvivo’s bacTRL™ platform technology delivers plasmid DNA, both orally and through IV application, that enables a patient’s own cells to produce therapeutic proteins. Symvivo is advancing therapeutics in the area of oral DNA vaccines, oncology, immunology and protein therapy. Symvivo is headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.symvivo.com.

Contacts

Canadian Media:
Chantal Allan
Sam Brown Inc. Healthcare Communications
T: 613-319-4384 (CAN)
T: 805-242-3080 (US)
E: chantalallan@sambrown.com

US Media:
Mike Beyer
Sam Brown Inc. Healthcare Communications
T: 312-961-2502
E: mikebeyer@sambrown.com

 
 

Source: Symvivo Corporation

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