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About Genocea BiosciencesGenocea aims to transform vaccine discovery and development to improve millions of lives. We use ATLAS™, our proprietary technology platform that rapidly identifies T cell antigens associated with protective immune responses in humans exposed to a pathogen. We have a pipeline of novel vaccine candidates that stimulate the T cell arm of the immune system, which is increasingly recognized as critical to generating protective immunity against a wide array of diseases.
Genocea’s pipeline includes programs addressing genital herpes, pneumococcus, chlamydia, malaria and cancer immunotherapy. We currently have two products in Phase 2 clinical development:
• GEN-003, an immunotherapy to treat patients with genital herpes. We reported positive top-line data from an ongoing Phase 2b dose optimization trial from the immediate post dosing 28-day observation period in May 2015. We identified an improved dose of 60µg per protein/75µg of adjuvant, which demonstrated a highly statistically significant reduction (p>0.0001) from baseline in the viral shedding rate (55%) and genital lesion rate (60%). Data from the six-month and 12-month observation periods in this trial is expected in the fourth quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016, respectively.
Data from the prior Phase 1/2a trial was the first time a therapeutic vaccine candidate has demonstrated significant reductions in the rates of viral shedding and genital lesions in genital herpes patients.
• GEN-004, a universal vaccine which is in Phase 2 development to prevent infections caused by all serotypes of pneumococcus. We have completed enrollment in a Phase 2 human challenge clinical trial and expect to report top-line data in the fourth quarter of 2015.
In a prior Phase 1 study, GEN-004 met its safety, tolerability and immunogenicity goals, including measurable increases in the blood of T helper 17 (TH17) cells, a rare cell type that provides immunity at epithelial and mucosal surfaces.
193 articles with Genocea Biosciences
Genocea Biosciences Licenses Extensive Herpes Simplex Virus Patent Estate from the University of Washington
Genocea Biosciences Awarded Grant for the Development of Chlamydia Vaccines from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Center
Genocea Biosciences Closes $23 Million Series A Financing, Names Vaccine Veteran Staph Leavenworth Bakali CEO
Genocea Biosciences Teams with Pneumococcus Expert Richard Malley of Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School