- World Vaccine Congress: COVID-19 panel discussion, two oral presentations highlighting Phase 3 Sci-B-Vac® data and VBI-1901 Phase 1/2a data
- ID Week™: Two e-poster presentations featuring Phase 3 Sci-B-Vac® data
VBI Vaccines Inc. (Nasdaq: VBIV) (VBI), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation infectious disease and immuno-oncology vaccines, today announced upcoming presentations highlighting data from multiple clinical programs – including Sci-B-Vac®, the company’s 3-antigen hepatitis B vaccine; VBI-2900, the company’s coronavirus vaccine program; and VBI-1901, the company’s cancer vaccine immunotherapeutic – at the World Vaccine Congress Washington 2020 and ID Week 2020™.
World Vaccine Congress Washington 2020: September 28 – October 1, 2020
COVID-19 Panel Discussion: What existing treatments and vaccine development platforms show promise to control the rate of infection and spread?
Session: Emerging and Infectious
Participant: David E. Anderson, Ph.D., VBI’s Chief Scientific Officer
Date: Monday, September 28, 2020
Time: 3:50 – 5:20 PM ET
Presentation: Sci-B-Vac: Results on Ph3 Hep B vaccine
Session: Emerging and Infectious
Presenter: Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, M.D., VBI’s Chief Medical Officer
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time: 4:35 – 5:05 PM ET
Presentation: Targeting CMV for the development of effective GBM immunotherapy
Session: Cancer & Immunotherapy
Presenter: David E. Anderson, Ph.D., VBI’s Chief Scientific Officer
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Time: 1:40 – 2:10 PM ET
World Vaccine Congress Event Website: https://www.terrapinn.com/conference/world-vaccine-congress-washington/index.stm
ID Week 2020™: October 21-25, 2020
Poster #: 8
Title: Higher hepatitis B antibody titers induced in all adults vaccinated with a tri-antigenic hepatitis B (HBV) vaccine, compared to a mono-antigenic HBV vaccine: results from two pivotal phase 3 double-blind, randomized studies (PROTECT and CONSTANT)
Poster Session: Adult Vaccines
Presenter: Joanne Langley, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Community Health and Epidemiology, CIHR-GSK Chair in Pediatric Vaccinology, Dalhousie University, and Head of the Division of Infectious Disease, IWK Health Centre, and principal investigator of the PROTECT study
Date: Available October 21-25, 2020
Poster #: 1051
Title: Rapid onset of seroprotection rates in young adults immunized with a tri-antigenic hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine compared to a mono-antigenic HBV vaccine
Poster Session: Hepatitis
Presenter: Timo Vesikari M.D., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and Director of the Nordic Vaccine Research Network in Finland, and principal investigator of the PROTECT and CONSTANT Phase 3 clinical studies
Date: Available October 21-25, 2020
ID Week 2020™ Event Website: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/IDWeek/
Sci-B-Vac® is a licensed, third-generation hepatitis B vaccine that has demonstrated safety and efficacy in over 750,000 patients. Sci-B-Vac® is the only 3-antigen hepatitis B vaccine, comprised of the S, pre-S1, and pre-S2 surface antigens of the hepatitis B virus, and is approved for use and commercially-available in Israel. In December 2017, VBI initiated patient dosing in a global Phase 3 clinical program that consisted of two concurrent pivotal studies: PROTECT, a safety and immunogenicity study, and CONSTANT, a lot-to-lot consistency study. Data from both the PROTECT study and the CONSTANT study, which were announced in June 2019 and January 2020, respectively, will comprise the basis for the regulatory submissions in the U.S., Europe, and Canada, expected to begin in the fourth quarter 2020.
To learn more about Sci-B-Vac®, visit: https://www.vbivaccines.com/sci-b-vac/
About VBI-1901 and GBM
VBI-1901 is a novel cancer vaccine immunotherapeutic candidate developed using VBI’s enveloped virus-like particle (eVLP) technology to target two highly immunogenic cytomegalovirus (CMV) antigens, gB and pp65. Scientific literature suggests CMV infection is prevalent in multiple solid tumors, including glioblastoma (GBM). GBM is among the most common and aggressive malignant primary brain tumors in humans. In the U.S. alone, 12,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. The current standard of care for treating GBM is surgical resection, followed by radiation and chemotherapy. Even with aggressive treatment, GBM progresses rapidly and is exceptionally lethal.
Coronaviruses are a large family of enveloped viruses that usually cause respiratory illness of varying severities, including the common cold and pneumonia. Only seven coronaviruses are known to cause disease in humans, four of which most frequently cause symptoms of the common cold. Three of the seven coronaviruses, however, have more serious outcomes in people: (1) SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus identified as the cause of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); (2) MERS-CoV, identified in 2012 as the cause of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS); and (3) SARS-CoV, identified in 2002 as the cause of an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).1,2
About VBI Vaccines Inc.
VBI Vaccines Inc. (Nasdaq: VBIV) is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a next generation of vaccines to address unmet needs in infectious disease and immuno-oncology. VBI is advancing the prevention and treatment of hepatitis B, with: (1) the only 3-antigen hepatitis B vaccine, Sci-B-Vac®, which is approved for use and commercially available in Israel and recently completed its Phase 3 program in the U.S., Europe, and Canada; and (2) an immunotherapeutic in development for a functional cure for chronic hepatitis B. VBI’s enveloped virus-like particle (eVLP) platform technology enables development of eVLPs that closely mimic the target virus to elicit a potent immune response. VBI’s lead eVLP programs include a vaccine immunotherapeutic candidate targeting glioblastoma (GBM), a prophylactic cytomegalovirus (CMV) vaccine candidate, and a prophylactic pan-coronavirus vaccine candidate. VBI is headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with research operations in Ottawa, Canada, and research and manufacturing facilities in Rehovot, Israel.
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1 “Coronavirus.” World Health Organization, https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus.
2 “Coronaviruses.” National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, https://www.niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/coronaviruses
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