Taplmmune, Inc. (TPIM.OB) is a developer of new innovative therapeutics and vaccines in the oncology and infectious disease areas. The company’s therapeutics and vaccines are based on technologies that utilize transporters associated with Antigen Processing (TAP). TAP therapy offers improvements in efficacy as well as reduced side effects and a boost in body defenses.
Teplmmune’s TAP cancer vaccine primarily moves antigens to the surface of cells and restores TAP proteins and the immune system’s ability to recognize and destroy cancer cells. The TAP molecule has also shown abilities to enhance the potency of vaccines against infectious diseases.
Taplmmune’s TAP has already been through clinical studies and has proven several forms of cancer that are deficient to the vaccine. Some cancers deficient to the vaccine include melanoma, colon, cervical, lung, prostate, breast and ovarian. The company began their preclinical testing of TAP in 2007, and is currently producing clinical-grade vaccines for toxicology testing. Taplmmune has plans to file an investigative new drug (IND) application with the FDA in late 2009. The company expects the global cancer vaccine market will reach $6 billion by 2010.
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