Biothera presented results of its Phase 2b clinical trial in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) this past weekend to top clinicians and scientists at the invitation-only International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer meeting on targeted therapies in Santa Monica, CA.
Biothera's Imprime PGG® is a Phase 3 cancer immunotherapy drug that engages and directs immune cells to recognize and kill cancer. Leading researchers now believe that cancer immunotherapy will play a major role in future drug development and has the potential to significantly improve cancer patient outcomes.
Even within the breakthrough field of cancer immunotherapy, Biothera's technology is unique. Most cancer immunotherapy drugs focus on the adaptive arm of the immune system, which accounts for less than 30% of the body's immune cells. Imprime PGG targets innate immune system cells (neutrophils and monocytes) that represent approximately 65% of all immune cells. This approach provides Imprime PGG with sheer superiority in numbers. By increasing the numbers of immune cells engaging in anti-tumor activity, the immune response is more robust and effective.