RenovoRx and Imugene Join Forces for Oncolytic Virus Therapy Using TAMP Platform

25 July 2023 | Tuesday | News

RenovoRx, Inc. ("RenovoRx") (Nasdaq: RNXT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing targeted combination therapies, and Imugene Ltd ("Imugene") (ASX: IMU), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, today announced a strategic research collaboration to optimize the delivery of Imugene's oncolytic virus therapy with RenovoRx's TAMP (Trans-Arterial Micro-Perfusion) therapy platform for the treatment of difficult-to-access tumors.
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  • Collaboration will explore trans-arterial delivery of Imugene's CF33 oncolytic virus utilizing RenovoRx's TAMP therapy platform
  • TAMP enables localized, targeted delivery of CF33 to difficult-to-access tumors, such as pancreatic and liver tumors.

"We believe the synergy between RenovoRx's trans-arterial drug delivery system and our CF33 oncolytic virus platform has the potential to facilitate treatment of difficult-to-access cancers and help patients," said Leslie Chong, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Imugene.

"Our collaboration with Imugene is an important milestone for RenovoRx as we expand our pipeline from exclusively treating locally advanced disease to treating metastatic disease with immunotherapy," said Shaun Bagai, Chief Executive Officer, RenovoRx. "We look forward to combining our proprietary TAMP platform with Imugene's CF33 oncolytic virus with the goal of optimizing clinical benefits for patients."

As part of the collaboration, Imugene and RenovoRx will investigate the ability to administer Imugene's CF33 oncolytic virus technology with RenovoRx's TAMP therapy platform. The ability to treat difficult-to-access tumours, such as pancreatic and liver cancers, by delivering CF33 trans-arterially may be valuable to cancer patients compared to traditional administration methods where dense fibrous tissue and lack of blood vessels supplying the tumours have been shown to limit therapy uptake.

The TAMP platform is designed to ensure precise therapeutic delivery to a target tissue. In previous studies, the proprietary platform demonstrated a 100-fold (two orders of magnitude) increase in local tissue concentration with TAMP compared to conventional IV delivery as well as advantages compared to off-the-shelf intra-arterial (IA) delivery. TAMP's unique approach to treatment delivery offers the potential to increase an oncology therapy's efficacy, improve safety, and widen its therapeutic window by focusing its distribution uniformly in target tissue.

RenovoRx won the Drug Delivery Technology category of the Fierce Innovation Awards – Life Sciences Edition 2020 for its TAMP therapy platform technolog

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