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APCure – « Orphan Drug Designation » for LTVax

APCure receives the « Orphan Drug Designation » for LTVax in Merkel cell carcinoma and validates its preclinical results



APCure, a pre-clinical stage biotechnology company, is pleased to announce that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted the « Orphan Drug Designation » to LTVax for the treatment of Merkel Cell Carcinoma.

LTVax is a « first-in-class » immunotherapy inducing an immune response against the Large-T antigen of Merkel Cell Polyomavirus (MCPyV), an oncovirus responsible for the development of 80 % of Merkel cell carcinomas. Developed by APCure, LTVax is based on the proprietary BacVac technology created by the TheREx lab at the Grenoble Alpes University. This technology uses a live, attenuated, bacterial vector to teach the patient immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells. The development of other products based on this technology is currently in progress.

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