WOBURN, Mass., April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Replimune Group Inc. (REPL), a biotechnology company developing oncolytic immuno-gene therapies derived from its Immulytic™ platform, today announced that pre-clinical data on its oncolytic immunotherapy platform will be presented at a poster session today at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2019 being held in Atlanta, Georgia.
“The pre-clinical data to be presented in this poster reiterates the ability of our platform to provide a potent and versatile approach to developing new therapies intended to maximally activate a patient’s immune system against their own cancer,” commented Robert Coffin, Ph.D., co-founder, President and CEO of Replimune. “This data supports the clinical development of our advancing pipeline of oncolytic immunotherapies, including our lead product candidate, RP1, and RP2 which additionally encodes an anti-CTLA-4 antibody.”
Details of Replimune’s poster presentation:
Abstract Title: Development & characterization of a new oncolytic immunotherapy platform based on herpes simplex virus type 1 (Abstract #3136)
Session Date and Time: Monday April 1, 2019, 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: Georgia World Conference Center, Exhibit Hall B, Poster Section 22
The poster will be made available on the company’s website from the time of presentation.
Abstracts and full session details can be found at www.aacr.org
Replimune Group Inc., headquartered in Woburn, MA, was founded in 2015 to develop the next generation of “oncolytic immune-gene therapies” for the treatment of cancer. Replimune is developing novel, proprietary therapeutics intended to improve the direct cancer-killing effects of selective virus replication and the potency of the immune response to the tumor antigens released. The Company’s Immulytic™ platform is designed to maximize systemic immune activation, in particular to tumor neoantigens, through robust viral-mediated immunogenic tumor cell killing and the delivery of optimal combinations of immune-activating proteins to the tumor and draining lymph nodes. The approach is expected to be highly synergistic with immune checkpoint blockade and other approaches to cancer treatment. Replimune intends to progress these therapies rapidly through clinical development in combination with other immuno-oncology products with complementary mechanisms of action. For more information, please visit www.replimune.com
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Pamela Esposito, Ph.D.
Replimune Group Inc.
Verge Scientific Communications