BERKELEY, Calif., and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 27, 2020 — BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (“BriaCell” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:BCT) (OTCQB:BCTXF), a clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in targeted immunotherapy for advanced breast cancer, announces that it has filed a provisional patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) outlining the development and use of novel therapeutics (i.e. multi-specific binding reagents) that activate immune cells to selectively destroy the cancer cells or to selectively block cancer cells from inactivating immune cells.
The patent application, entitled “METHODS FOR INDUCING AND ENHANCING ANTI-CANCER IMMUNE RESPONSES USING NOVEL MOLECULAR CONSTRUCTS”, outlines the development and use of multi-specific binding reagents that simultaneously bind to an immune cell and a cancer cell, or just to a cancer cell, and activate the immune system against the cancer cells. The novel binding reagents are designed to act, among others, as potent immune cell activators/immune checkpoint inhibitors without the toxicity of current checkpoint inhibitors. The expected effect is a highly targeted therapy envisioned to selectively destroy cancer cells without affecting normal (non-cancerous) cells. This may mean less severe side effects for the treated cancer patients compared to alternative therapies. The Company cautions that these novel therapeutics are still under early-stage research and development and is not making any express or implied claims as to their success in cancer treatment or commercial viability. The patent application seeks protection for, among others, the design of new therapeutics and methods for their use.
The Company’s scientific experts have read and approved the scientific disclosures contained in the press release.
BriaCell is an immuno-oncology focused biotechnology company developing targeted and effective approaches for the management of cancer.
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