Heat Biologics Announces Significant Expansion of R&D and Pre-Clinical Capabilities at Corporate Headquarters
Investments expected to accelerate development timelines and reduce development expenses
DURHAM, N.C., June 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heat Biologics, Inc. (“Heat”) (NASDAQ: HTBX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing first-in-class therapies to modulate the immune system, including multiple oncology product candidates and a novel COVID-19 vaccine, today announced the expansion of its research and development facilities in Morrisville, North Carolina. The expansion will support the addition of enhanced research and development capabilities including in-house synthesis of antibodies and other drugs/reagents as well as an expanded vivarium for onsite pre-clinical studies.
Jeff Wolf, Chief Executive Officer of Heat Biologics, stated, “We are delighted to announce plans to double the size of the current facilities to support and accelerate activities around our oncology and non-oncology programs. By bringing more of our development and pre-clinical activities in-house, we expect to accelerate R&D timelines and generate cost savings on research and development that would have otherwise been achieved through use of third-party service providers. We look forward to leveraging these new facilities as we accelerate our discovery and development efforts.”
About Heat Biologics, Inc.
Heat Biologics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing first-in-class therapies to modulate the immune system. The company's gp96 platform is designed to activate immune responses against cancer or infectious diseases. The Company has multiple product candidates in development leveraging the gp96 platform, including HS-110, which has completed enrollment in its Phase 2 trial, and a COVID-19 vaccine program in preclinical development. In addition, Heat is also developing a pipeline of proprietary immunomodulatory antibodies and cell-based therapies, including PTX-35 and HS-130, both currently in Phase 1 clinical trials.
Forward Looking Statement
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Released June 23, 2021