OncoQuest Initiates Commercial Scale Oregovomab Manufacturing
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, December 7, 2016 – OncoQuest Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of immunotherapeutic products for the treatment of cancer, today announced that it has entered into an Antibody Manufacturing Development Program with Cytovance Biologics (Oklahoma City, OK, USA) for its oregovomab antibody product. Supported by recent positive interim clinical results from its Phase IIb clinical study in ovarian cancer patients, OncoQuest has engaged Cytovance to establish a reliable and stable supply of its oregovomab antibody drug product to support anticipated registration clinical studies and future commercial needs. Oregovomab is currently being tested with standard chemotherapy combination in the front line setting of ovarian cancer treatment. An additional phase II clinical trial using oregovomab in combination with a TLR3 agonist, Hiltonol®, in the recurrent ovarian cancer population, is being initiated in the US.