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Tuesday 27 October, 2020

NetScientific PLC

PDS Announces Initiation of PDS0101 Phase 2 Trial

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NetScientific PLC
27 October 2020
 

NetScientific plc

("NetScientific" or the "Company")

PDS Biotech Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Trial of PDS0101 in Combination with Standard of Care Chemoradiotherapy in Advanced Cervical Cancer 

London, UK - 27 October 2020 - NetScientific plc (AIM: NSCI), the life sciences and technology investment and commercialisation company, announces that its portfolio company PDS Biotechnology Corporation ("PDS") (Nasdaq: PDSB) today announced the Phase 2 clinical trial of PDS0101 in combination with standard of care chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for treatment of locally advanced cervical cancer is now open.

This Phase 2 trial is being led by Ann H. Klopp, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Olsi Gjyshi, M.D., Ph.D., Resident in Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The trial will investigate the anti-tumor efficacy and safety of the PDS0101-CRT combination, and their correlation with critical biomarkers of immune response, in approximately 35 patients.

"We are excited to have initiated this Phase 2 human study of PDS0101 administered with the current standard of care.  We believe that the demonstrated potential of PDS0101 to activate the immune system to induce tumor-targeting T-cells provides strong potential to present improved treatments to patients with cervical cancer," commented Dr. Lauren Wood, Chief Medical Officer of PDS Biotech.

Dr. Ilian Iliev, Chief Executive Office of the Company and Director of PDS Biotechnology said: "In line with NetScientific's Strategic Review and stated plans, we supported PDS through two successful public placements approximating $32m in 2020. The resulting funding provided PDS with the resources and runway needed to implement their ambitions development programme. We are pleased at the continued progress of PDS in reaching the start of this Phase 2 clinical trial with a prestigious partner."

NetScientific holds approximately 5.75% of PDS' undiluted share capital.

The full details of the announcement are set out below and can be found he re:  https://www.pdsbiotech.com/investors/news-center/press-releases/press-releases1/56-2020-news/443-iotechnnouncesnitiationofhase2rialof01020201026  

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PDS Biotech Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Trial of PDS0101 in Combination with Standard of Care Chemoradiotherapy in Advanced Cervical Cancer

PDS Biotech progresses second Phase 2 human clinical trial of PDS0101

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PDS Biotechnology Corporation (Nasdaq: PDSB), a clinical-stage immunotherapy company developing novel cancer therapies and infectious disease vaccines based on the Company's proprietary Versamune® T-cell activating technology, today announced that the Phase 2 clinical trial of PDS0101 in combination with standard of care chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for treatment of locally advanced cervical cancer is now open.

This Phase 2 trial is being led by Ann H. Klopp, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Olsi Gjyshi, M.D., Ph.D., Resident in Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The trial will investigate the anti-tumor efficacy and safety of the PDS0101-CRT combination, and their correlation with critical biomarkers of immune response, in approximately 35 patients.

"We are excited to have initiated this Phase 2 human study of PDS0101 administered with the current standard of care.  We believe that the demonstrated potential of PDS0101 to activate the immune system to induce tumor-targeting T-cells provides strong potential to present improved treatments to patients with cervical cancer," commented Dr. Lauren Wood, Chief Medical Officer of PDS Biotech.

Dr. Lauren Wood, PDS Biotech's Chief Medical Officer, will serve as PDS Biotech's liaison. The study is being performed pursuant to an Investigator Initiated Study Agreement between PDS Biotech and MD Anderson.

About PDS Biotechnology

PDS Biotech is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company with a growing pipeline of cancer immunotherapies and infectious disease vaccines based on the Company's proprietary Versamune® T-cell activating technology platform. Versamune® effectively delivers disease-specific antigens for in vivo uptake and processing, while also activating the critical type 1 interferon immunological pathway, resulting in production of potent disease-specific killer T-cells as well as neutralizing antibodies. PDS Biotech has engineered multiple therapies, based on combinations of Versamune® and disease-specific antigens, designed to train the immune system to better recognize disease cells and effectively attack and destroy them. To learn more, please visit www.pdsbiotech.com or follow us on Twitter at @PDSBiotech.

About PDS0101

PDS Biotech's lead clinical product, PDS0101, combines the utility of the Versamune® platform with targeted antigens against HPV-expressing cancers. In partnership with Merck & Co., PDS Biotech is advancing a combination of PDS0101 and KEYTRUDA® to a Phase 2 study in first line treatment of recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer. In partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), PDS Biotech is has initiated a phase 2 study studying a combination of PDS0101 and two clinical-stage immunotherapies to a Phase 2 study in advanced HPV-associated cancers.

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The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014. Following the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

For more information, please contact:

NetScientific 

Ilian Iliev, CEO  Tel: +44 (0)20 3514 1800

WH Ireland (NOMAD, Financial Adviser and Broker)

Chris Fielding / Darshan Patel  Tel: +44 (0)20 7220 1666

 

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