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August 2nd, 2022 | 10:57 CEST

Defence Therapeutics VP Research + Development Dr. Moutih Rafei on the next generation oncology-targeting therapies

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The publicly traded biotechnology company called Defence Therapeutics is developing new vaccines and ADC products on its own proprietary platform. The Accum technology, which enables precise delivery of vaccine antigens or ADCs in their intact form to target cells, forms the basis of Defence Therapeutics' platform. As a result, catastrophic illnesses like cancer and infectious diseases can be combated with greater efficacy and potency.

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    Cancer is one of the most common causes of death and those affected often have a long journey of suffering. What progress can Defence Therapeutics show in the field of fighting the disease?

    'Cancer is a multifactorial disease caused by mutations accumulated through years. Therefore, targeting cancer through a specific pathway may not lead to the hoped-for outcome.

    Defence is working on the development of the next generation oncology-targeting therapies. Most of its arsenal is based on the use of the Accum technology, which consists of empowering biomedicine's accumulation into target cells via endosomal escape.

    As such, the company has developed antibody-drug conjugates, anti-cancer small molecules and protein- or cell-based anti-cancer vaccine formulations. Multiple Phase I trials using some of these products are expected to start in Q1/Q2 of 2023.'

    Dr. Moutih Rafei, VP Research & Development, Defence Therapeutics Inc.

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