CEL-SCI Corporation Announces That NIAID Collaborators Have Submitted Bird Flu Study for Publication to Prestigious Scientific Journal
VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE MKT: CVM) today announced that its collaborators at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, USA, have submitted for publication to a prestigious scientific journal the results from efficacy studies in animals of L.E.A.P.S. (Ligand Epitope Antigen Presentation System) H1N1 activated dendritic cells (DCs) to treat the H1N1 bird flu virus. This work was conducted by scientists at the NIAID in collaboration with scientists from CEL-SCI. The publication addresses how the specific and selectively directed activity induced by the LEAPS-activated DCs could be used in the possible treatment and mitigation of pandemic flu.
This work may possibly also be applicable to the new H7N9 bird flu strain currently detected in China since the focus of the above publication is on a relatively highly conserved series of peptides from the H1N1 pandemic strain. CEL-SCI’s review of information about the new H7N9 strain suggests that the regions being used in the H1N1 treatment submitted for publication appear to be very similar to the same regions found in H7N9. However, not enough information is currently available for any definite statements as to whether CEL-SCI’s potential LEAPS treatment may be applicable to H7N9.
L.E.A.P.S. technology is a novel T-cell modulation platform technology that enables CEL-SCI to design and synthesize non-recombinant, proprietary immunogens. The L.E.A.P.S. technology combines a small peptide that activates the immune system with a small peptide from a disease-related highly conserved protein molecule.
About CEL-SCI Corporation
CEL-SCI is dedicated to research and development directed at improving the treatment of cancer and other diseases by utilizing the immune system, the body's natural defense system. Its lead investigational therapy is Multikine* (Leukocyte Interleukin, Injection), currently being studied in a pivotal global Phase III clinical trial. CEL-SCI is also investigating an immunotherapy (LEAPS-H1N1-DC) as a possible treatment for H1N1 hospitalized patients and as a vaccine (CEL-2000) for Rheumatoid Arthritis (currently in preclinical testing) using its LEAPS technology platform. The investigational immunotherapy LEAPS-H1N1-DC treatment involves non-changing regions of H1N1 Pandemic Flu, Avian Flu (H5N1), and the Spanish Flu, as CEL-SCI scientists are very concerned about the possible emergence of a new more virulent hybrid virus through the combination of H1N1 and Avian Flu, or maybe Spanish Flu. The Company has operations in Vienna, Virginia, and in/near Baltimore, Maryland.
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