2011

H3 Biomedicine opens headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Friday, December 2, 2011

H3 Biomedicine has opened a new headquarters and 24,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Over the next year, the company plans to increase its staff to 70 people and further expand into more laboratory space within its building as it continues to pursue its mission to fulfill the promise of personalized cancer medicine.

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Celldex initiates phase III Rindopepimut trial

Friday, December 2, 2011

Celldex Therapeutics has launched a phase III trial of rindopepimut in patients with surgically resected epidermal growth factor variant III (EGFRvIII)-positive glioblastoma, the “ACT IV Study.” US investigators have started screening patients for inclusion in the trial that is expected to enroll up to 440 patients internationally to recruit 374 patients with Gross Total Resection (GTR) for the primary analysis. Rindopepimut is a therapeutic cancer vaccine candidate that targets the tumor-specific oncogene EGFRvIII, which confers an enhanced capacity for unregulated tumor growth and which is present in many cancer cell types, but not present at significant levels in normal cells.

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