Deal to progress Alzheimer's vaccine

AFFiRiS GmbH has granted GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals S.A. (GSK) exclusive rights to develop and commercialise its Alzheimer's disease vaccine candidates. Two are currently in Phase I clinical development, and others are in preclinical development.

Photo: Deal to progress Alzheimers vaccine

The AFFiRiS AFFiTOPE technology allows the design of proteins with very specific binding characteristics that are ideally suited for the development of vaccines against disease-causing ‘rogue’ human proteins, such as beta-amyloid – central to Alzheimer’s disease pathology.
AFFiRiS GmbH (www.affiris.com) develops peptide-based vaccines to combat Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis and other diseases. The company has established platform technologies and a worldwide patent portfolio covering their vaccine candidates.

20.11.2008

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