DURHAM, N.C., May 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Argos Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:ARGS) ("Argos"), an immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of fully personalized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer based on the Arcelis® technology platform, today announced that Dr. Charles Nicolette, the company's chief scientific officer and vice president of research and development, and Dr. Fred Miesowicz, the company's chief operating officer and vice president of manufacturing, will present at the World Stem Cells Regenerative Medicine Congress being held at the Business Design Centre in London May 20-22, 2015.
Dr. Nicolette is scheduled to speak during the "Spotlight on T-Cells" session on Thursday, May 21st, beginning at 3:30pm BST. The presentation, titled, "The Arcelis® immuno-oncology platform: A weapon of (tumor) mass destruction powered by T-cells," will include an overview of Argos's alternative to the adoptive transfer of T-cells and insights on how the company is addressing strategic challenges of working with dendritic cells.
Dr. Miesowicz will participate in the "Plenary Roundtables: Biotechs" session on Thursday, May 21st, beginning at 11:30am BST, where he will discuss the logistics of commercializing personalized cell therapy with scale-out potential and quality control. Dr. Miesowicz will also participate in a panel discussion during the "Implementing Industrialization through Cost-Effective Methods" session on Thursday, May 21st, beginning at 4:50pm BST. The panel is titled, "Best practices when industrializing the link between equipment and disposables," and will cover how Argos's automated manufacturing process with the use of disposables applies to general cell therapy production.
The World Stem Cells Regenerative Medicine Congress launched in 2005 and convenes industry leaders to discuss the latest developments in translational research and best practices for business development and the commercialization of cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and tissue engineering. For more information visit http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/stem-cells.
About the Arcelis® Technology Platform
Arcelis® is a fully personalized immunotherapy technology that captures mutated and variant antigens that are specific to each patient's disease. It is designed to overcome immunosuppression by producing a durable memory T-cell response without adjuvants that may be associated with toxicity. The technology is potentially applicable to a wide range of different cancers, and is designed to overcome many of the manufacturing and commercialization challenges that have impeded other personalized cancer immunotherapies. The Arcelis® process uses only a small tumor or blood sample and the patient's own dendritic cells, which are collected and optimized following a single leukapheresis procedure. The proprietary process uses RNA isolated from the patient's disease sample to program dendritic cells to target disease specific antigens. The activated, antigen-loaded dendritic cells are then formulated into the patient's plasma and administered via intradermal injection.
About Argos Therapeutics
Argos Therapeutics is an immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of fully personalized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer using its Arcelis® technology platform. Argos' most advanced product candidate, AGS-003, is being evaluated in the pivotal ADAPT phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). The Company is also developing a separate Arcelis®-based product candidate, AGS-004, for the treatment of HIV, currently being evaluated in a phase 2 clinical trial aimed at HIV eradication in adult patients. For more information about Argos Therapeutics, visit www.argostherapeutics.com.
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