Janssen will assume responsibility for all research, development, manufacturing, regulatory and commercialization activities for the licensed products. Under a separate agreement, Aduro has granted Janssen exclusive rights to Aduro’s GVAX technology for prostate cancer.
“We are pleased to provide Janssen with novel immunotherapies engineered specifically for this indication,” said
LADD is Aduro’s proprietary platform of live-attenuated double-deleted Listeria monocytogenes strains that have been engineered to induce a potent innate immune response and to express tumor-associated antigens to induce tumor-specific T cell-mediated immunity.
GVAX is a family of vaccines derived from human cancer cell lines, which are genetically modified to secrete granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), an immune-stimulatory cytokine. Aduro’s GVAX portfolio includes vaccines for pancreatic, prostate, colon and breast cancers as well as multiple myeloma.
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