Privately-held Avidea is developing next-generation T cell immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases. The company’s immunotherapies are driven by its polymer-drug conjugate technology platform, SNAPvax, which is designed to co-deliver multiple antigens and immunomodulators in nanoparticles of precise, programmable size and composition. This is done so in order to enable the development of immunotherapy product candidates with tighter control over immune responses. The SNAPvax platform is designed to induce high magnitude cytotoxic T cells for treating cancer and chronic infections. It can also be configured to induce regulatory T cells for treating autoimmunity and allergies.
The ISPE Chesapeake Bay Area Chapter Mid-Atlantic Science & Technology (MAST) Virtual Showcase, hosted on May 19th, 2021, provided a platform for life science companies to discuss strategies for addressing challenges in the life science industry.
Global COVID-19 cases have been spiking in Europe and the U.S. as the predicted second wave is hitting communities hard, applying new pressure on hospital capacity and forcing local and state governments to once again tighten restrictions.
At Maryland Lifesciences’ 2020 Bio Innovation Conference, American Gene Technologies (AGT) took center stage. AGT was the virtual event’s diamond sponsor, AGT’s CEO and Founder Jeff Galvin kicked off the event with opening remarks and then hosted several panel discussions, including “Expanding Progress and Opportunities in Gene and Cell Therapy,” which was a highlight of the conference’s second day.
The state of Maryland is the global epicenter of vaccine research and development. This has never been more evident than right now as scores of Maryland companies have risen to the global challenge of developing the first approved vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.