SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Anixa Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIX), a biotechnology company focused on using the body's immune system to fight cancer, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") has issued US Patent No. 10,259,855. This is the first patent covering Anixa's CAR-T cancer treatment technology.
The patent is titled "METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING CANCER," and the inventors are Drs. Jose Conejo-Garcia and Alfredo Perales-Puchalt. Dr. Conejo-Garcia is the Chair of the Department of Immunology at Moffitt Cancer Center and Dr. Perales-Puchalt is a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow in The Wistar Institute's Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center. The patent is assigned to The Wistar Institute and Anixa Biosciences' majority-owned subsidiary, Certainty Therapeutics, Inc. is the exclusive, world-wide licensee.
Dr. Amit Kumar, Anixa's Chairman, President and CEO, stated, "The claims of this patent were allowed in January of this year as noted in a previous announcement, and we are pleased that this key patent has now issued. Those interested in reviewing the patent can now read the content." Dr. Kumar continued, "This technology takes advantage of specific hormone–hormone receptor biology to address malignancies and may hold promise to be the one of the first successful CAR-T therapies against solid tumors. While our initial focus is the treatment of ovarian cancer, the technology covered by the patent is broad and may also be effective in treating other solid tumors by exploiting an anti-angiogenesis mechanism of action. Anixa and its research and clinical development partner, the Moffitt Cancer Center, hope to file an IND application for this therapy later this year."
About Anixa Biosciences, Inc.
Anixa, a cancer-focused biotechnology company, is harnessing the body's immune system in the fight against cancer. Anixa is developing both diagnostics and therapeutics to detect cancer early, when it is most curable, and to treat those afflicted once diagnosed. It is developing the Cchek™ platform, a series of inexpensive non-invasive blood tests for the early detection of solid tumors, which is based on the body's immune response to the presence of a malignancy. It is also developing chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) based immuno-therapy drugs which genetically engineer a patient's own immune cells to fight cancer. Anixa also continually examines emerging technologies in complementary or related fields for further development and commercialization. Additional information is available at www.anixa.com.
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