Argos Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ARGS) shares jumped more than 17% this morning on the company’s report of immunogenicity data from a study of AGS-004 dendritic cell therapy in patients treated during acute HIV infection. AGS-004 is an autologous cell therapy manufactured using the Arcelis® precision immunotherapy technology platform. During the open label study conducted at the University of North Carolina and Duke University, AGS-004 was produced on an individual basis for each patient. The study achieved its primary endpoint, with all six patients demonstrating a positive immune response. These data were recently published in the Journal of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. “This is an important first step in our goal of not only combating active HIV infection, but also of eliminating the HIV viral reservoir, which has not yet been achieved with any currently available agent or combination therapy. We are hopeful that our strategy of stimulating cells that are latently infected with the HIV virus with the latency-reversing agent vorinostat will enable AGS-004-stimulated memory / effector T-cells to identify and eliminate these latently infected cells, thus potentially eliminating the HIV viral reservoir,” Argos Chief Scientific Officer Charles Nicolette, PhD, stated in the news release.
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About Argos Therapeutics
Argos Therapeutics is an immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of individualized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases using its Arcelis® technology platform. Argos’ most advanced product candidate, Rocapuldencel-T, is being evaluated in the pivotal ADAPT phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). In addition, Rocapuldencel-T is being studied in a phase 2 investigator-initiated clinical trial as neoadjuvant therapy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Argos is also developing a separate Arcelis®-based product candidate, AGS-004, for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which is currently being evaluated in combination with vorinostat, a latency-reversing drug, in an investigator-initiated phase 2 clinical trial aimed at HIV eradication in adult patients. Funding for the development of AGS-004 has been provided by the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the Collaboratory of Research for AIDS Eradication. To learn more, visit www.argostherapeutics.com.
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