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Hypertension Vaccine CYT006-AngQb Achieves Strong Blood Pressure,Reduction During Important Early Morning Period When Most Adverse,Cardiovascular Events Occur

n. It is designed to instruct the patient’s immune system to produce an antibody response against angiotensin II. Angiotensin II is a small peptide in the body and part of the so-called renin-angiotensin system (RAS), an important regulator of blood pressure. Angiotensin II causes blood vessels to narrow,
resulting in increased blood pressure. In a phase IIa clinical trial, vaccination with CYT006-AngQb has been shown to reduce blood pressure by induction of antibodies that bind angiotensin II. Thereby, binding of angiotensin II to its receptors and subsequent narrowing of blood vessels should be decreased. The RAS has already been successfully targeted by three major classes of antihypertensive drugs on the market: inhibitors of the angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE), antagonists of the angiotensin II type I receptor (ARBs) and renin inhibitors. Like other antihypertensive drugs these also come with the need for daily dosing and fail to provide a solution for improving patient compliance. Treatment with CYT006-AngQb should allow for convenient dosing schedules and smooth control of blood pressure due to a sustained antibody response induced by vaccination.



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Cytos Biotechnology AG is a public Swiss biotechnology company that specializes in the discovery, development and commercialization of a new class of biopharmaceutical products – the ImmunodrugsTM. ImmunodrugsTM are intended for use in the treatment and prevention of common chronic diseases, which afflict millions of people worldwide. ImmunodrugsTM are designed to instruct the patient’s immune system to produce desired therapeutic antibody or T cell responses that modulate chronic disease processes. Taking advantage of the high flexibility of its ImmunodrugTM platform, Cytos Biotechnology has built a pipeline of different ImmunodrugTM candidates in various disease areas, of which 6 are currently in clinical development. The Imm
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