WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB:GNBT) today announced that Dr. Eric von Hofe, Ph.D., the President of its wholly-owned immunotherapeutics subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc. (www.antigenexpress.com), will be a member of a panel discussing immunotherapies for solid tumors at the Fourth Annual "Cancer Immunotherapy: A Long-Awaited Reality" conference at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City on March 27, 2014. This unique, single-day conference event unites founding visionary researchers, clinicians, business leaders, key investors, and other stakeholders to engage in discussions, exchange information, highlight opportunities, and showcase leading companies in the field of cancer immunotherapy.
Antigen Express is the sponsor of an ongoing Phase II trial of its proprietary AE37 breast cancer vaccine designed to stimulate a robust immune response against the HER2 protein, which is expressed in a large percentage of patients with breast and other cancer types. Enrollment in the trial has been completed and the Company recently undertook a primary efficacy analysis of the data. The Company plans to provide updates based on that analysis at this year's American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting to be held in Chicago from May 30 to June 3, 2014. The ASCO Annual Meeting is the premier annual oncology symposium, bringing together more than 25,000 oncology professionals from a broad range of specialties.
About Generex Biotechnology Corporation
Generex is engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of drug delivery systems and technologies. Generex has developed a proprietary platform technology for the delivery of drugs into the human body through the oral cavity (with no deposit in the lungs). The Company's proprietary liquid formulations allow drugs typically administered by injection to be absorbed into the body by the lining of the inner mouth using the Company's proprietary RapidMist™ device. Antigen Express, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Generex. The core platform technologies of Antigen Express comprise immunotherapeutic vaccines for the treatment of malignant, infectious, allergic, and autoimmune diseases. Antigen Express has pioneered the use of specific CD4+ T-helper stimulation technologies in immunotherapy. One focuses on modification of peptides with Ii-Key to increase potency, while a second relies on inhibition of expression of the Ii protein. Antigen Express scientists, and others, have shown clearly that suppression of expression of the Ii protein in cancer cells allows for potent stimulation of T-helper cells and prevents the further growth of cancer cells. For more information, visit the Generex website at www.generex.com or the Antigen Express website at www.antigenexpress.com.
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