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Aquisition Boosts Medigene’s Immuno-oncology Portfolio

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Frankfurt based Medigene last week acquired fellow Germans Trianta for the sum of €9.9 ($13.5). Trianta Immnotherapies, a Munich based  start-up, develops novel cancer vaccines and development platfroms, sepcialising in personalised T cell immunotherapy.Frankfurt based Medigene last week acquired fellow Germans Trianta for the sum of €9.9 ($13.5). Trianta Immnotherapies, a Munich based  start-up, develops novel cancer vaccines and development platforms, sepcialising in personalised T cell immunotherapy.

The move will see Medigene gaining 15 of the country’s top cancer vaccine researchers from the German Research Center for Environmental Health (Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen). Trianta evelved from the German Research Centre for Environmental Health back in 2013.

In a press release on the 27th of January 2014, Medigen said that Trianta was at ‘the forefront of personalized T cell immunotherapy.’ Medigene will now gain access to two vaccines currently under development by Trianta, who specialise in dendritic cell vaccines: a clinical phase I/II trial in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and a clinical phase II trial in prostate cancer.

Along with the expertise of Trianta’s staff, including the notable researcher Professor Dolores Schendel, Medigene will have Triant’s three development platforms at their disposal: antigen-tailored dendritic cell (DC) vaccines, T cell receptor (TCR)-based adoptive cell therapy and T cell-targeted antibodies (TABs)

This is a truly transforming acquisition for Medigene. Immunotherapy is regarded as the future of cancer therapy with exciting scientific breakthroughs and increasing interest of the pharmaceutical industry. In this promising sector we have secured access to world-class science and innovative therapy platforms with programs that are being evaluated in patients… Prof. Dolores Schendel is a renowned expert in immunology… She and her highly qualified, well-established team will make a significant contribution to Medigene’s future.Frank Mathias, Chief Executive Officer of Medigene

See the press release here.

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