Broad-Based Patent Assigned to Regen Covers Gene Silencing Non-Toxic Cancer Immunotherapy
San Diego, CA (Marketwire) - Regen BioPharma, wholly owned subsidiary of Bio-Matrix Scientific Group, Inc. (
"The blockbuster potential of cancer immune therapies is illustrated by the $1.66 Billion sales of Herceptin2, a monoclonal antibody used to treat breast cancer, in 2011," said David Koos, Chairman and CEO of Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. and its subsidiary, Regen BioPharma Inc. "This newly acquired technology has passed the preclinical stages of testing and we are eager to continue development through the FDA IND process."
The acquired technology covers the use of RNA Interference to specifically inhibit the enzyme indolamine 2,3 deoxygenase (IDO). Tumors are known to escape the immune system by specifically activating this enzyme. In the patent and previous publication, Dr. Min and his team demonstrated that by blocking function of IDO, tumors would enter remission.
"My laboratory is looking forward to working with Bio-Matrix Scientific's Regen BioPharma towards advancing our new method of treating cancer from mice to people," stated Dr. Wei-Ping Min, Professor at the University of Western Ontario. "Having previously published3 with Dr. Koos on our RNA interference technique, I am eager to now expand our collaboration into the area of oncology."
The cancer vaccine market is expected to grow from a 2010 value of US$12.8 billion, to US$17.4 billion by 2018. Approximately 1.5 million Americans are being diagnosed with cancer annually, and the annual overall cost of the disease is estimated to be $230 billion4.
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