ISA106’s promising results in preclinical tests warrant fast entry into human studies to address the need for effective COVID-19 therapy
March 3rd, 2021 – ISA announces that it has completed pre-clinical work for ISA106, a novel COVID-19 immunotherapy and is planning clinical trials. A phase 1 dose finding study in healthy volunteers will start in the next few months.
ISA106 is an immunotherapy agent that is intended to treat patients with SARS-CoV2 infections, and prevent progressive pneumonia and further complications – thereby avoiding admission to hospital and ICU. It is designed to elicit a robust T cell immune response specifically against SARS-CoV2,
Combination aimed at priming and driving durable patient immune responses to cancer
Leiden, The Netherlands, January 26, 2020 – ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V. today announced that the first patient has been dosed with its lead product ISA101b in a Phase II trial conducted and sponsored by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, the University of Pittsburgh, PA, and supported by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp and ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V.
The study in previously untreated patients with intermediate-risk head and neck cancer associated with human papilloma virus subtype 16 (HPV-16) will evaluate the efficacy of ISA101b and pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) in combination with cisplatin and radiotherapy. The
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