Interview with ISA Pharmaceuticals’ CSO, Professor Kees Melief on the need for a therapeutic that specifically drives the T cell immune response against SARS-CoV2.
Winter can be the worst time for respiratory diseases. As the nights draw in and we huddle together against the cold and dark, sneezing and wheezing, we spread our coughs, colds, and worse. Many people can find breathing a struggle in a normal winter, and this year there is the COVID-19 virus stalking the land, seeking lungs to infiltrate, causing the terrible pandemic that we are all caught up in. Whilst the news is, finally, full
ISA will be attending the following virtual conferences in October.
Optimum’s 12th Annual Healthcare Investor Conference8 October 2020Gerben Moolhuizen, Chief Executive Officer will be attending
BIO Investor Forum Digital13 – 15 October 2020Anton Mat, Director Business Development will be attending
Solebury Trout Fall Private Company Showcase 202015 October 2020Gerben Moolhuizen, Chief Executive Officer will be presenting at the 7th Solebury Trout Private Company Showcase co-hosted by BMO and Davis Polk. You are welcome to tune in.
Time: 4:00pm CET / 10:00am EDT.Webcast: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2408/37724
You may access the stream 15 minutes in advance and a replay of the webcast will be available for 60 days.
The deal is sealed. This week contracts were signed to make it official: ISA will move to the new BioPartner 5 building as soon as it is ready.
Over the past period we have been expanding and further growth is anticipated. We’re on a roll and rapidly outgrowing our current offices and lab space. Our collaboration with Regeneron for our lead asset ISA101b is booming and we are about to enter the clinic with other therapeutics in our pipeline.
To accommodate future expansion – in line with an aggressive growth strategy – we will move to a new building and double in
Leiden, The Netherlands, 01 July 2020 — ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V., today announced that it received Orphan Drug Designation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA for its lead product ISA101b for treatment of Human Papilloma Virus type 16 (HPV16)-positive cervical cancer.
According to the latest statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HPV causes more than 34,000 cases of cancer in the United States each year. Cervical cancer is the most common HPV-associated cancer in women, with HPV16 being responsible for approximately 50% of cases. HPV16-positive cervical cancer is the number 2 cause of cancer for women in
ISA Pharmaceuticals is an immunotherapy company developing treatments for various cancers and infectious diseases. ISA Pharmaceuticals has best-in-class technology to stimulate and activate the human immune system, specifically T cells, to fight diseased or infected cells. ISA Pharmaceuticals has a collaboration with Regeneron for its lead asset, ISA101b, an immunotherapy targeting human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16)-induced cancer. ISA101b is currently in a Phase 2 clinical trial for first- and second-line HPV16-induced head-and-neck cancer, in combination with Libtayo, a PD-1 antibody.
Leiden, The Netherlands, June 17, 2020, — ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V., a private clinical-stage immunotherapy company, today announced plans to initiate a potentially pivotal clinical trial for the combination of ISA101b and Libtayo® (cemiplimab) in oropharyngeal cancer, a type of head-and-neck cancer, under its strategic immuno-oncology collaboration with Regeneron. In addition, Regeneron will increase its equity stake in ISA Pharmaceuticals.
The new oropharyngeal cancer trial is
the third trial planned under the clinical collaboration between ISA Pharmaceuticals
and Regeneron. ISA101b, an immunotherapy targeting human papillomavirus type 16
(HPV16), is currently in a Phase 2 clinical trial for first- and second-line
HPV16-positive head-and-neck cancer in combination with
This article by Anna Scherer, posted on the Accelerating Cancer Immunotherapy Research (ACIR) website, very elegantly explains ISA’s CervISA study, which was published recently in Science Translational Medicine. Click here to access the ACIR article.