SAN JOSE, Calif., June 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ITUS Corporation (NASDAQ: ITUS) today announced that it has been invited by NASDAQ to ring the closing bell on July 5, 2018. ITUS CEO, Dr. Amit Kumar will be joined by management, directors, shareholders, family and other guests at the closing ceremony.
ITUS recently announced that the CAR-T therapy for ovarian cancer, being developed in collaboration with The Moffitt Cancer Center, is roughly one year ahead of its original development timeline, and the Company anticipates a pre-IND meeting with the US FDA in the October/November timeframe. Assuming the FDA does not require significant additional animal studies, the IND application could be filed as soon as Q1 of 2019 with human trials beginning as early as the first half of 2019.
"As we ring the NASDAQ closing bell, we are very pleased to be celebrating the progress of our CAR-T therapy. The advances made to date with our partners at Moffitt have exceeded our expectations, and we look forward to advancing this potentially life-saving therapy into clinical trials soon," stated Dr. Kumar. "We are also pleased to have identified prostate cancer as the first commercial focus of our non-invasive, liquid biopsy technique for early cancer detection."
The event can be viewed live by visiting https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live.
ITUS, a cancer-focused biotechnology company, is harnessing the body's immune system in the fight against cancer. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Anixa Diagnostics Corporation, is developing the CchekTM platform, a series of non-invasive blood tests for the early detection of solid tumor-based cancers, which is based on the body's immunological response to the presence of a malignancy. Its majority owned subsidiary, Certainty Therapeutics, Inc., is developing CAR-T based immuno-therapy drugs which genetically engineer a patient's own immune cells to fight cancer. ITUS also continually examines emerging technologies in complementary or related fields for further development and commercialization. Additional information is available at www.ITUScorp.com.
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