DURHAM, NC / ACCESSWIRE / January 19, 2021 / Heat Biologics, Inc. ("Heat") (NASDAQ:HTBX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing first-in-class therapies to modulate the immune system, including multiple oncology product candidates and a novel COVID-19 vaccine, today announces it has transferred its gp96-based COVID-19 vaccine cell line ("ZVX-60") to Waisman Biomanufacturing to initiate the manufacturing process for ZVX-60, which is being developed for use as either a standalone vaccine, or in combination with other vaccines, to enhance prophylactic protection against COVID-19.
Jeff Wolf, Heat's CEO, commented, "Initiation of our manufacturing process is an important milestone as we progress ZVX-60 into human clinical trials. As previously announced, recent data generated with our collaborators at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine confirmed ZVX-60 expression of gp96, OX40L and the COVID-19 Spike protein. We believe ZVX-60 holds promise to enhance protection as a stand-alone vaccine or in combination with other vaccine approaches, and look forward to working with Waisman to manufacture ZVX-60 for our first-in-human clinical trial."
About Heat Biologics, Inc.
Heat Biologics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing first-in-class therapies to modulate the immune system. The company's gp96 platform is designed to activate immune responses against cancer or pathogenic antigens. The Company has multiple product candidates in development leveraging the gp96 platform, including HS-110, which has completed enrollment in its Phase 2 trial, HS-130 in Phase 1, and a COVID-19 vaccine program in preclinical development. In addition, Heat is also developing a pipeline of proprietary immunomodulatory antibodies, including PTX-35 which is enrolling in a Phase 1 trial.
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