California biotechnology company signs license option with CWRU, Dartmouth College

case-western-reserve Case Western Reserve University

A private California biotechnology company has signed a two-year option agreement with Case Western Reserve University and Dartmouth College to advance a novel immunotherapy to treat cancer and infectious diseases.

Mosaic ImmunoEngineering Inc. of Novato, Calif., was granted the exclusive right to license the technology for a novel platform that uses virus-like nanoparticles (VLP) to treat and prevent cancer and infectious diseases in humans and for veterinary use, according to a news release.

The technology, supported by numerous scientific publications and grant funding, has broad potential to treat many types of cancer and has direct application as part of a vaccine platform, which has generated promising data in cancer and infectious diseases — including COVID-19 — through research funded by the National Science Foundation, according to the release.

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Story excerpt provided by Crains Cleveland Business.

Written by Lydia Coutre.

Originally published September 04, 2020.

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