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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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Preclinical Data Showing Synergy of Biothera Pharmaceuticals’ Imprime PGG and a CD40 Agonist in a Pancreatic Cancer Model Presented at Keystone Symposia

EAGAN, MN — March 26, 2018 — Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania announced today the presentation of new preclinical data demonstrating the combination of Imprime PGG and a CD40 agonist antibody stimulated T cell-dependent anti-tumor activity in a pancreatic cancer model.  The data were presented at the ongoing Keystone Symposia Conference – Cancer Immunotherapy: Combinations in Montreal,...

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Biothera Pharmaceuticals Commences Phase 2 Head and Neck Cancer Study Evaluating Combination of Imprime PGG and Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)

Study Is Second Clinical Research Collaboration with Merck EAGAN, MN — February 6, 2018 — Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that patient treatment has commenced in its Phase 2 clinical study in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN).  The research collaboration with Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) will evaluate Biothera’s Imprime PGG in combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab),...

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Biothera Pharmaceuticals Enters Cancer Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Collaboration Agreement

Phase 1b/2 clinical study in colorectal cancer to evaluate Imprime PGG in combination with PD-L1 immunotherapy and anti-VEGF therapy EAGAN, MN — November 28, 2017 — Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a clinical trial collaboration agreement with Genentech, Inc., a member of the Roche Group, to assess the safety and efficacy of Biothera’s Imprime PGG in combination with Genentech’s atezolizumab...

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Biothera Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 29th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference

EAGAN, MN — November 21, 2017 — Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Barry Labinger will present at the 29th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11:10 a.m. Eastern Time in New York, NY.  Mr. Labinger will provide an overview of Biothera Pharmaceuticals and an update on its clinical development plans in oncology. About Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc....

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Biothera Pharmaceuticals Presents Data Broadening Imprime PGG Mechanism of Action

Reduces expression of IDO, a potent suppressor of an anti-cancer T cell response Supplementation with IVIG boosts biomarker levels, restoring Imprime-driven pharmacodynamic responses EAGAN, MN — November 13, 2017 — Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today the presentation of clinical and preclinical research supporting the mechanism of action for the Company’s cancer immunotherapy Imprime PGG, which is currently being evaluated in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitor...

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Biothera Pharmaceuticals Presents Preclinical Data Showing Imprime PGG Activates Natural Killer Cell-Mediated Tumor Killing

Data Presented at AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference EAGAN, MN — October 30, 2017 — Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today the presentation of new preclinical findings showing that the Company’s Phase 2 cancer immunotherapy Imprime PGG activates Natural Killer (NK) cell-mediated killing of cancer cells. The data were presented at the ongoing AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics: Discovery, Biology, and Clinical Applications, taking...

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Biothera Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentations on Imprime PGG at Three Upcoming Healthcare Conferences

EAGAN, MN — September 28, 2017 — Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it will present new research at three upcoming healthcare conferences for Imprime PGG, Biothera’s novel phase 2 cancer immunotherapy.  These presentations will provide data strengthening the scientific foundation for the use of Imprime PGG in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors.  The high profile late-breaking session of the AACR-NCI- EORTC will feature initial...

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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 Announces Presentation at the Upcoming 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

EAGAN, MN — May 31, 2017 — Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that a poster about the design of IMPRIME-1, the company’s ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial in advanced melanoma/triple negative breast cancer, will be presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting, taking place in Chicago, IL, June 2-6, 2017. The ASCO presentation details are as follows: Session Date & Time: Monday, June 5, 2017,...

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