DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Argos Therapeutics today announced that Jeff Abbey, the company's president and chief executive officer, will present an overview of its Arcelis™ dendritic cell-based immunotherapy at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Oct. 21 at the inaugural Cancer Immunotherapy Conference in New York.
In addition, Charles Nicolette, Ph.D., the company's chief scientific officer and vice president of research and development, will participate in a panel discussion titled "Autologous versus allogeneic immunotherapy" at 2:45 p.m. EDT that day. The conference will take place at the New York Academy of Medicine. A live Webcast of the conference can be accessed by visiting www.mdbpartners.com/vaccine.
About the Arcelis™ Technology
Arcelis is Argos' proprietary technology for personalizing RNA-loaded dendritic cell immunotherapies for cancer, HIV and other infectious diseases. This platform is based on optimizing a patient's own (autologous) dendritic cells to trigger a tumor- or pathogen-specific immune response. To address the challenge of the unique genetic profile of each patient's disease and the genetic mutations of that disease, Argos loads the autologous dendritic cells with a sample of messenger RNA ("mRNA") isolated from the patient's disease. Through this process, dendritic cells can potentially prime immune responses to the entire antigenic repertoire, resulting in an immunotherapeutic that is customized to the patient's specific disease.
About Argos Therapeutics, Inc.
Argos is an immunotherapy company developing new treatments for cancer, infectious and autoimmune diseases and transplantation rejection. The Company has generated multiple platform technologies and a diverse pipeline of products based on its expertise in the biology of dendritic cells — the master switch that turns the immune system on or off. www.argostherapeutics.com
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