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The patented technology (patent issued in Aug, 2021) is a cellular vaccine that uses a modified mRNA molecule expressing peptides of Survivin which are exposed to dendritic cells. These dendritic cells are then matured and infused into the cancer patient’s circulation where they are expected to home in on the cancer and destroy it. There are currently several clinical trials ongoing in the U.S. and Europe using Survivin as a vaccine for multiple different cancers which further supports this approach.

Survivin is the smallest member of the Inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) family of proteins, involved in inhibition of apoptosis (a form of programmed cell death that occurs in multicellular organisms) and regulation of cell cycle. These functional attributes make Survivin a unique protein regulating cell proliferation and cell death. Expression of Survivin in tumors correlates with not only inhibition of apoptosis and a decreased rate of cell death, but also resistance to chemotherapy and aggressiveness of tumors. Therefore, Survivin is an important target for cancer vaccines and therapeutics.

“Although these are early steps, I am very pleased that we can begin the scientific and regulatory pathways of getting this newly patented technology into the clinic,” says David Koos, CEO and Chairman of Regen BioPharma. “This technology has been out-licensed for use in pancreatic cancer which leaves Regen dozens of other potential indications.”

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