Bioscience

NCI initiates studies on ImmuneRegen’s vaccine adjuvant

January 27, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: CNN Money] – ImmuneRegen BioSciences Inc.®, a wholly owned subsidiary of IR Biosciences Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: IRBS), today announced the execution of an agreement with the National Institute of Health (NIH) / National Cancer Institute (NCI) to commence studies utilizing ImmuneRegen’s Homspera. Under the agreement, the NIH will perform exploratory studies on Homspera relating to mucosal immunity that might lead to subsequent evaluation in models of HIV infection.

Recent studies have found Homspera to be effective in enhancing the efficacy of a novel cancer vaccine, and previous studies have revealed efficacy in the space of infectious disease vaccines, specifically influenza. The studies to be performed at NIH/NCI are designed to expand on that research and further define the mechanisms that make Homspera an effective vaccine adjuvant.

For more information: National Cancer Institute Initiates Studies on ImmuneRegen BioSciences’ Vaccine Adjuvant Candidate