Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
We are a clinical development stage biotechnology company with the intent to develop safe and effective immunotherapies for cancer and infectious diseases. These immunotherapies are based on a platform technology under exclusive license from the University of Pennsylvania, which we refer to as Penn, that utilizes live attenuated Listeria monocytogenes, which we refer to as Lm, bioengineered to secrete antigen/adjuvant fusion proteins. These Lm strains use a fragment of the protein listeriolysin (LLO), fused to a tumor associated antigen (TAA) or other antigen of interest. We refer to these as Lm-LLO immunotherapies. We believe these Lm-LLO agents redirect the potent immune response to Lm which is inherent in humans, to the TAA or antigen of interest. Lm-LLObased immunotherapies stimulate the immune system to induce antigen-specific anti-tumor immune responses involving both innate and adaptive arms of the immune system. ... More ...