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February 10, 2016 4:27 AM ET


Company Overview of Immune Targeting Systems (ITS) Limited

Company Overview

Immune Targeting Systems (ITS) Limited engages in the discovery and development of prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines against mutating viruses and cancer. It provides T-cell vaccines to protect patients against infectious diseases (most notably mutating viruses) and to treat cancers; and Flunisyn, a DepoVaccine to protect against influenza. The company was incorporated in 1992 and is based in London, United Kingdom. As of February 28, 2015, Immune Targeting Systems (ITS) Limited was acquired by Vaxin Inc.

London Bioscience Innovation Centre

2 Royal College Street

London,  NW1 0NH

United Kingdom

Founded in 1992


44 20 7691 4908

Key Executives for Immune Targeting Systems (ITS) Limited

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Immune Targeting Systems (ITS) Limited Key Developments

Vaxin Inc. and Immune Targeting Systems (ITS) Limited Announce Board Changes

Vaxin Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Immune Targeting Systems (ITS) Ltd. Dr. David Drutz, (Executive Chairman and Chief Medical Officer, DARA BioSciences) will remain Chairman of the combined company. Other board members include Brigadier General (ret.) Klaus Schafer, MD, MPH, Philip Hodges (Redmont Capital), Florent Gros (Novartis Venture Fund), Philippe Pouletty, MD (Truffle Capital), Marten Steen, MD, PhD (HealthCap) and Bill Enright (Vaxin CEO).

Immune Targeting Systems to Develop New T Cell Vaccine

Immune Targeting Systems has been developing an exciting new T cell vaccine designed to protect humans from all strains of seasonal and pandemic influenza A. To determine the effectiveness of Flunisyn ITS produced its own live influenza challenge agent derived from the recently circulating Influenza A/California/2009 virus. This challenge virus, manufactured in compliance with the high level of quality and characterization required by the U.S. FDA and other Regulatory Agencies, has a much better infectivity profile than reported for similar challenge viruses. Whilst the main purpose in developing its own challenge virus was to advance the development of Flunisyn and to further understand the natural course of influenza illness, ITS wants to make the virus available to enable and support the development of new antiviral drugs and vaccines. Immune Targeting Systems announced an asset purchase agreement with WCCT Global for ITS' proprietary developed challenge strain. Through this partnership, WCCTG has become the only commercial company offering sponsors the ability to do large scale influenza challenge studies in the United States. The Experimental Human Viral Challenge Model has become widely accepted as an alternative to traditional early stage field trials to show the efficacy of antiviral and vaccine therapies. The WCCTG facility in Costa Mesa, California, has been completely reconfigured to provide private rooms, separate ventilation and other standard containment provisions to accommodate this valuable research model and ensure the safety and comfort of the volunteers and staff.

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