Tag: clinical trial

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 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 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 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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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 Announces Clinical Study to Evaluate Combination Therapy of Imprime PGG and Merck’s Checkpoint Inhibitor Keytruda in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

EAGAN, MN — December 10, 2015 — Biothera Pharmaceutical Inc., today announced plans for a Phase 1b/2 clinical study in non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) patients to evaluate the ability of Biothera’s Imprime PGG to enhance responses to pembrolizumab (Keytruda®), the anti-PD-1 antibody from Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Merck will provide funding and clinical supplies of pembrolizumab for the...

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