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Posted: October 22, 2007
BioAlliance Pharma will present promising in vivo results for a New Entity at 15th Congress of European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy
(Nanowerk News) BioAlliance Pharma SA (Euronext Paris - Code Isin: FR0010095596 -BIO), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and marketing of innovative therapeutics targeting cancer, HIV, opportunistic infections and drug resistance, said today it will present the first promising in vivo results for its New Entity AMEP, invasive melanoma drug candidate (BA 015 program), at the 15th congress of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, Rotterdam, October 27-30.
These research results complement BioAlliance Pharma’s activities in innovative drug delivery methods, which have enabled it to bring a product to market, and carry out clinical programs including three ongoing Phase III trials, while pursuing basic research into new therapeutic targets in HIV and cancer.
The latest results are in the field of oncology where the company has focused on new targets, particularly those implicated in resistance and tumoral invasion (cytoskeleton). The development of AMEP is part of this strategy. AMEP is an anti-angiogenic and anti-proliferative peptide, which binds to the integrins of activated endothelial and cancerous cells.
The Company has developed a plasmid that allows the expression of AMEP in vivo. It will give data on its properties and its anti-tumoral efficacy at the ESGCT congress. AMEP or plasmid AMEP (BA 015 program) is a BioAlliance Pharma drug candidate with potential use against invasive melanoma.
BioAlliance Pharma is collaborating closely with international experts in angiogenesis and oncology at Inserm (Saint Louis Hospital) and the Institut Gustave Roussy. “BioAlliance’s work with Inserm and the IGR is an excellent example of the company’s academic alliances’ with the major French research laboratories focusing on human health,” said Professor Christian Auclair, CSO at BioAlliance Pharma. “These alliances give the company continued access to cutting edge science.”
Two patent families protect this program internationally as part of BioAlliance Pharma’s vigorous intellectual property policy.
About BioAlliance Pharma
BioAlliance Pharma SA (Euronext Paris: BIO) is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics targeting cancer, HIV, opportunistic infections and drug resistance. The Company is currently conducting 3 phase III clinical trials on innovative products. Two products are based on the Lauriad® mucoadhesive technology, which allows an early and prolonged release of therapeutic agents at the site of the disease: one authorized product in France and two clinical international phase III trials ongoing (Loramyc® and acyclovir Lauriad®). One product is based on the Transdrug® nanoparticle technology designed specifically for intracellular targeting: one international phase III trial ongoing on primary liver cancer (doxorubicin Transdrug®). The company develops also a New Entities program focused on new targets in oncology and HIV. The company concluded two strategic partnerships in 2007 to sell its Loramyc® product in Europe and in the US. BioAlliance Pharma has just announced the launch of Loramyc® on the French market.
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