Dr. Lauren V. Wood, M.D. to present data from the company’s phase 1 PDS0101 human trial demonstrating potent antigen-specific CD8+ T-cell responses in-vivo

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PDS Biotechnology Corporation (Nasdaq: PDSB), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing multiple therapies based on the company’s proprietary Versamune® T-cell activating technology , today announced that Lauren V. Wood, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of PDS Biotechnology, has been selected to make an oral presentation reporting on the study design and clinical data from its previously announced Phase 1 study of PDS0101 at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 34th Annual Meeting, taking place on November 7-10, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland.

“In addition to the immunogenicity and safety data from the Phase 1 study of PDS0101, we are very pleased to highlight follow-up data, demonstrating the translation of our Versamune®-induced immunological mechanisms from animal to human studies in an oral presentation at the 34th annual SITC meeting,” commented Lauren V. Wood, M.D., PDS Biotechnology’s Chief Medical Officer. “Based on this encouraging data, we are now focused on initiating three Phase 2 studies in the first quarter of 2020. These include our previously announced combination study to evaluate PDS0101 in combination with KEYTRUDA® in the treatment of HPV16 positive head and neck cancer, a study to evaluate PDS0101 in combination with two immunotherapies in advanced HPV-associated cancers with the National Cancer Institute and a study, the details of which are included in our supplemental corporate presentation filed on October 29, 2019, to evaluate the combination of PDS0101 and chemoradiotherapy in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer.”

Details for the oral presentation are below:

Abstract 017: A Novel Enantio-Specific Cationic Lipid R-DOTAP + HPV16 E6 & E7 Antigens Induces Potent Antigen-Specific CD8+ T Cell Responses In-Vivo in Subjects with CIN and High-Risk Human Papilloma Virus Infection
Presenter: Dr. Lauren V. Wood, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, PDS Biotechnology
Session Title: Session 209: Virus Driven Cancers
Date: Friday, November 8th, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 6:10pm ET

Full data from the Phase 1 study can be found in the supplemental corporate presentation filed on October 29, 2019.

About PDS Biotechnology

PDS Biotechnology is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing multiple therapies based on the company’s proprietary Versamune® T-cell activating technology platform.  The Versamune® platform effectively delivers tumor-specific antigens for in-vivo uptake and processing, while also activating a critical immunological pathway, the type 1 interferon pathway, thus resulting in the production of potent tumor-specific killer T-cells.  Using Versamune®, PDS Biotechnology is engineering therapies designed to better recognize cancer cells and break down their defense systems to effectively attack and destroy tumors.  PDS Biotechnology’s pipeline combines the Versamune® technology with tumor-specific antigens across several cancer types.  To learn more, please visit

About PDS0101

PDS Biotechnology’s lead candidate, PDS0101, combines the utility of the Versamune® platform with targeted antigens in HPV-expressing cancers.  In partnership with Merck and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), PDS Biotechnology is advancing PD0101 to Phase 2 studies in head and neck cancer and in HPV-related advanced cancer.

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