VGXI, OncoSec partner to produce interleukin-12 plasmid DNA

VGXI, OncoSec partner to produce interleukin-12 plasmid DNA

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Jun 6 2012

OncoSec Medical Inc. (OTCBB:ONCS), which is developing its advanced-stage OncoSec Medical System (OMS) ElectroOncology therapies to treat solid tumors, announced today that the Company has entered into an exclusive cGMP manufacturing agreement with VGXI Inc. (VGXI) for the production of interleukin-12 plasmid DNA (DNA IL-12).

Punit Dhillon, President and Chief Executive Officer of OncoSec stated, “We are pleased to enter this agreement with VGXI as we look beyond our on-going Phase II trials and begin planning for pivotal trials and projected future commercialization of OMS ElectroImmunotherapy.” Mr. Dhillon continued, “VGXI was selected for its manufacturing activities based upon its ability to produce to commercial specifications and its leadership position in cGMP manufacturing of plasmid DNA for clinical use. In addition, the facility meets FDA cGMP compliance standards for manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products.”

Dorothy Peterson, Vice President, Operations at VGXI, commented, “We are delighted to be chosen by OncoSec as the manufacturing partner for DNA IL-12 and we look forward to leveraging our expertise in this plasmid DNA production to support OncoSec in further executing its clinical development strategies for OMS ElectroImmunotherapy.”

This exclusive agreement is significant for OncoSec. First, it uses VGXI’s patented DNA plasmid manufacturing process. Second, it leverages VGXI’s expertise for large-scale process development and clinical manufacturing for interleukin-12 plasmid DNA (DNA IL-12) for use in OncoSec’s OMS ElectroImmunotherapy program. OMS ElectroImmunotherapy is currently being developed for the treatment of metastatic melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

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