Imugene is a publicly-listed biotechnology company with operations in America and Europe, developing cancer immunotherapies targeting B-cell peptide vaccines.
Our unique platform technology seeks to harness the body’s immune system to generate antibodies against tumours, potentially achieving a similar or greater effect than synthetically manufactured monoclonal antibody therapies.
Our product pipeline includes multiple immunotherapy B-cell vaccine candidates aimed at treating a variety of cancers in combination with standard of care drugs and emerging immunotherapies. We are supported by a leading team of international cancer experts with extensive experience in developing new cancer therapies with many approved for sale and marketing for global markets.
Our PD-1 B-cell vaccine, known as KEY-Vaxx, aims to induce the body to produce polyclonal antibodies that block PD-1 signalling, and thus produce an anticancer effect similar to Keytruda, Opdivo and the other immune checkpoint inhibitor monoclonal antibodies, that have transformed treatment for a range of cancers. KEY-Vaxx has shown encouraging potential in preclinical studies, including outperforming an industry-standard mouse anti-PD-1 antibody in a mouse model of HER2+ colorectal cancer.
Imugene has two HER2 B-cell vaccines in clinical trials, one from Ohio State University (OSU) known as B-Vaxx in Phase 2 clinical trial, and another from the University of Vienna Medical School known as HER-Vaxx in a Phase 1b/2 clinical trial. In earlier Phase I studies, both vaccines showed that they stimulated production of polyclonal antibodies against HER2, with encouraging indications of efficacy, thus providing proof of concept (PoC) for the B-cell vaccine technology as well as suggesting therapeutic potential in HER2+ cancers.