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Evaxion Receives Positive Feedback on Patent Application for AI-Based Novel Cancer Vaccine Target Identification Method

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  • Positive Feedback Received: An International Preliminary Report on Patentability (IPRP) indicates promising prospects for obtaining granted patents and protecting the invention

  • Unique Attributes and Inventiveness: The feedback highlights the distinct and inventive nature of all relevant claims in the application, distinguishing the invention in the field of personalized cancer vaccines

  • Strengthened Position: The patentability report reinforces Evaxion’s strong stance in the personalized cancer vaccines field and underlines the Company’s innovative approach

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June 26, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evaxion Biotech A/S (NASDAQ: EVAX) (“Evaxion” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage TechBio company specializing in developing AI-Immunology™ powered vaccines, receives positive feedback on its recent patent application for a new type of personalized vaccine targets, underscoring its novelty and inventiveness.

The patent application PCT/EP2022/086444 discloses a method for identifying a novel category of tumor vaccine targets derived from Endogenous Retroviruses (ERVs) using Evaxion’s core platform AI-Immunology™. With this invention, Evaxion has tapped into a new source of cancer-specific targets, allowing the expansion of its personalized vaccines into a broader population of cancer patients.

“We are thrilled with the recent positive feedback provided in the patentability report, confirming novelty and inventive step for all relevant claims in our personalized ERV-based vaccine. This endorsement from the World Intellectual Property Organization underscores Evaxion's commitment to advancements in cancer treatment through innovation and reinforces our position at the forefront of the personalized cancer vaccine field. Establishing the strongest possible intellectual property portfolio around our inventions is an important element in our multi-partner strategy. We remain committed to advancing our AI-Immunology™ platform and bringing cutting-edge solutions to patients with high unmet medical needs,” said Christian Kanstrup, CEO at Evaxion.

About ERVs
ERVs are remnants of ancient viruses lying dormant in our genome. ERVs are often overexpressed in cancer but not in healthy tissue, making them visible to the immune system and hence promising targets for cancer vaccines. AI-Immunology™ is crucial in allowing the identification of therapeutically relevant ERV tumor antigens from genomic patient tumor data.

About EVAXION
Evaxion Biotech A/S is a pioneering TechBio company based upon its AI platform, AI-Immunology™. Evaxion’s proprietary and scalable AI prediction models harness the power of artificial intelligence to decode the human immune system and develop novel immunotherapies for cancer, bacterial diseases, and viral infections. Based upon AI-Immunology™, Evaxion has developed a clinical-stage oncology pipeline of novel personalized vaccines and a preclinical infectious disease pipeline in bacterial and viral diseases with high unmet medical needs. Evaxion is committed to transforming patients’ lives by providing innovative and targeted treatment options. For more information about Evaxion and its groundbreaking AI-Immunology™ platform and vaccine pipeline, please visit our website.

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