Linda Powers, CEO of Northwest Bio, commented that "We want to correct the misleading statements about patents that have been made by certain parties with a vested interest in slowing us down. We have confirmed our analysis with patent experts at leading national law firms, and received supporting opinions from them. We plan to continue correcting misleading statements by other parties, and we urge anyone who is interested in confirming the true facts to review the entire 8-year record of the Cedars Sinai/IMUC '090 patent application process, and the USPTO rejections. The entire record is publicly available to all online from the USPTO."
Powers concluded by stating that "We are justifiably confident that we do not infringe the '090 patent, and are prepared to assert all of our rights and remedies. The '090 patent is neither a barrier nor even a speed bump in the way of our development and future commercialization of DCVax."
About Northwest Biotherapeutics
NW Bio is a biotechnology company focused on developing immunotherapy products to treat cancers more effectively than current treatments, without toxicities of the kind associated with chemotherapies, and on a cost-effective basis in both the US and Europe. The Company has a broad platform technology for dendritic cell-based vaccines. The Company's lead clinical trial is a 240-patient Phase II trial in newly diagnosed Glioblastoma multiforme ("GBM"), the most aggressive and lethal of brain cancer. The Company also previously received clearance from the FDA for a 612-patient Phase III trial in prostate cancer, and clearance from the FDA for Phase I trials in multiple other cancers. The Company has also conducted a Phase I/II trial with DCVax® for recurrent metastatic ovarian cancer. For further information
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