Evaxion expands preclinical bacterial vaccine pipeline in collaboration with leading pharmaceutical company
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evaxion Biotech A/S (NASDAQ: EVAX) (“Evaxion” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in the development of AI-powered immunotherapies, today announced the initiation of a novel pipeline program, EVX-B3, an AI-designed vaccine candidate against an undisclosed bacterial pathogen. The new vaccine project will be a collaboration between Evaxion and an undisclosed leading pharmaceutical company, leveraging unique assets and know-how from both organizations.
To develop an effective vaccine, Evaxion has initiated discovery activities for EVX-B3 using both its EDEN™ and RAVEN™ AI platforms to identify protective antigens capable of eliciting both a humoral (antibody) and cellular response to the pathogen. EVX-B3 aims to address a serious global medical issue, targeting a pathogen associated with repeated infections, increasing incidence and often serious medical complications, and for which no vaccines are currently available. The project will be a collaborative and co-funded effort between the two companies.
Evaxion’s Chief Scientific Officer, Birgitte Rønø, states: “We are thrilled to announce our upcoming collaboration, aimed at jointly investigating the capabilities of our AI platforms to design a groundbreaking vaccine targeting this specific pathogen. We strongly believe that this collaboration will further validate the power of AI to benefit global health through the design of unique vaccines against serious medical conditions.”
EDEN™ is a proprietary AI platform capable of rapidlyidentifying those antigens that will trigger a robust and highly protective immune response against virtually any bacterial infectious disease. EDEN™ is fully AI-driven and designed to identify vaccine candidates faster and cheaper than current state-of-the-art methods. With EDEN™, we take a novel approach to vaccine development to combat the rising global issue of antibiotic resistance. For more information, visit our website.
RAVEN™ is a proprietary AI platform that rapidly identifies vaccine candidates against existing, emerging, and mutating viral diseases. We are developing next-generation vaccine candidates that aim to simultaneously trigger potent B- and T-cell responses. Current vaccines against viral infection are challenged by fading efficacy and evasion by mutating viruses. With RAVEN™, the addition of the T-cell component is designed to secure broader, more durable protection. For more information, visit our website.
Contact information Evaxion Biotech A/S Christian Kanstrup Chief Executive Officer [email protected] Source: Evaxion Biotech
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