Clinical Research

Biothera Pharmaceuticals Presents Translational Data from Ongoing Clinical Trials Showing Imprime PGG in Combination with Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) Drives Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses in Tumors

EAGAN, MN — April 16, 2018 — Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the presentation of new translational data from ongoing phase 2 clinical trials combining Biothera’s Imprime PGG with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), an anti-PD-1 therapy marketed by Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada).  These data provide the first evidence in human clinical trials that Imprime PGG-based therapy can activate the immune system...

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Biothera Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of Phase 1b/2 Clinical Study Evaluating Combination of Imprime PGG and Merck’s KEYTRUDA in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium conducting trial with funding from Merck EAGAN, MN — July 19, 2017 — Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium has begun patient dosing in a Phase 1b/2 clinical study to evaluate Biothera’s Imprime PGG in combination with the Merck anti-PD-1 therapy, KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in second-line non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).  The University of Illinois...

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Biothera Pharmaceuticals’ Phase 2 Study of Imprime PGG Combination Therapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Published in Investigational New Drugs

EAGAN, MN — March 24, 2017 — Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced peer-reviewed publication of results of a randomized Phase 2 clinical study of the Company’s cancer immunotherapy Imprime PGG in combination with Erbitux® (cetuximab) and chemotherapy in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. The study findings have been published online in the journal Investigational New Drugs. Completed by Biothera in 2013, the study was...

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Biothera Pharmaceuticals Initiates Patient Dosing in Phase 2 Trial Investigating Imprime PGG and Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)

Study to combine therapies in patients with either advanced melanoma or metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) EAGAN, MN — February 23, 2017 — Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that dosing has been initiated in a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating Biothera’s Imprime PGG in combination with the Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) anti-PD-1 therapy, KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), in patients with...

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Biothera Pharmaceuticals and Merck Further Expand Research Collaboration to Include Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Head and Neck Cancer

Trial to Test Combination of Biothera’s Imprime PGG and Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) EAGAN, MN — December 5, 2016 — Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced an expansion of its research collaboration with Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) to include a Phase 2 clinical study investigating Biothera’s Imprime PGG in combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, in second- and third-line patients...

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Biothera Appoints Dr. Jose Iglesias as Chief Medical Officer

EAGAN, MN — October 15, 2015 — Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced the appointment of Jose Iglesias, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Iglesias will be responsible for clinical development, medical affairs, and other functions related to the advancement of Imprime PGG, the company’s cancer immunotherapy currently in multiple mid- and late-stage clinical testing. Imprime PGG is a novel, proprietary compound known as a pathogen-associated...

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