Recognition marks significant industry honor for Genelux proprietary vaccinia-based platform
SAN DIEGO, CA, November 18, 2013 — Genelux Corporation, a leader in the emerging field of oncolytic virotherapy, announced today that the Company’s leading product candidate, GL-ONC1, has been selected by Elsevier Business Intelligence as one of its 2013 “Top 10 Oncology Projects to Watch”. Genelux will present its vaccinia based proprietary platform technology at the Elsevier Business Intelligence Therapeutic Area Partnerships (TAP) Conference, one of the pharmaceutical industry’s leading partnering events, November 18-20 in Boston.
“Selection as a ‘Top 10 Oncology Project to Watch’ by Elsevier represents a significant industry honor,” said Dr. Aladar Szalay, Founder, President and CEO of Genelux Corporation. “We are very proud of the progress we have made in developing GL-ONC1 for the diagnosis and treatment of a number of difficult-to-treat cancers, as well as our exciting pipeline of future product candidates. Our team looks forward to discussing the science behind the Genelux oncolytic vaccinia-based platform, the GL-ONC1 program and the Company’s future plans at the TAP conference.”
Elsevier considered various criteria when selecting the Top 10 Programs, including the history of the molecule or drug, the diversity of indications – initial and future, and multi-level partnering prospects. “Selected companies have been screened using a strict set of judging criteria for the Top 10 award and represent what our committees consider among the most attractive opportunities the industry has to offer,” said David Cassak, Vice President, Content, Elsevier Business Intelligence. “Winners have met rigorous criteria, including: unmet medical need, market potential, diversity of indications, strong science, multi-level partnering opportunities (biotech and pharma), potential for new opportunities beyond initial indications and corporate stability. As the industry leader in strategic analysis and transaction tracking, our main goal is to give these companies exposure to potential investors, partners, and acquirers.” More details can be found at http://www.elsevierbi.com/mkt/Conf/TAP2013/PresentingCos
Dr. Tony Yu, Vice President of Clinical Trial Operations, will be presenting on behalf of the company and his presentation will take place at 10:30 AM EST.
About Elsevier Business Intelligence
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About Genelux Corporation
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Genelux Corporation is a privately held, clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to fundamentally changing the way in which cancer is diagnosed and treated. The company has developed a proprietary oncolytic vaccinia virus-based technology platform that can be engineered to insert specific diagnostic and/or therapeutic genes for delivery and amplification in cancer cells without harming healthy cells. This platform includes a green fluorescent protein (GFP) as a bioluminescent diagnostic. The company is also incorporating advanced diagnostic deep-tissue imaging technologies into its viral platform to enable highly specific visualization of tumors and circulating cancer cells. GL-ONC1, the company’s lead product candidate, is an attenuated vaccinia virus (Lister strain) that is currently under evaluation in multiple human clinical trials in the US and Europe. For more information please visit http://www.genelux.com.
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