Provenge Approved, PTV News: Apr 30, 2010




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Video title: Provenge Approved, PTV News: Apr 30, 2010
Released on: April 30, 2010. © PharmaVentures Ltd
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Dendreon vaccine becomes first cancer immunotherapy to win US approval
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Steven Renwick
Advisor
PharmaVentures

Steven is a transactions specialist with experience in asset divestments and IP screening and sourcing, as well as competitive analysis and licensing litigation cases wherein PharmaVentures served as expert witness. He also conducts research on industry licensing practices and has presented this work internationally. Previously, Steven managed PharmaVentures’ Strategic Intelligence division, with responsibility for the development and production of PharmaDeals®. Steven has a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Dundee and a PhD in Genetics from University College London.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments, responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), veterinary products, and cosmetics.
PharmaVentures Ltd
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• Over 18 years of healthcare industry experience

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Dendreon Corporation
Dendreon Corporation, a Seattle-based biotechnology company, is focused on targeting cancer Cancer Cancer develops when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Normal cells grow, divide, and die. Instead of dying, cancer cells continue to grow and form new abnormal cells. Cancer cells often travel to other body parts where they grow and replace normal tissue. This spreading process is called metastasis. When cancer spreads or metastasizes, it is still named after the part of the body where it started. For example, if prostate cancer spreads to the bones, it is still prostate cancer, not bone cancer. Some cancers, such as blood cancers, do not form a tumor. Not all tumors are cancer. A tumor that is not cancer is called benign and does not grow and spread the way cancer does.Closeto transform lives through the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to fight cancer.

Dendreon applies its expertise in antigen Antigen A substance that causes the body's immune system to react. This reaction often involves production of antibodies. For example, the immune system's response to antigens that are part of bacteria and viruses helps people resist infections. Cancer cells have certain antigens that can be found by laboratory tests. They are important in cancer diagnosis and in watching response to treatment. Other cancer cell antigens play a role in immune reactions that may help the body's resistance against cancer. Closeidentification, engineering and cell processing to produce Active Cellular Immunotherapy (ACI) product candidates designed to stimulate an immune response. ACI holds promise because it may provide patients with a meaningful clinical benefit, such as survival, combined with low toxicity. In addition to ACI product candidates, the company is also developing an orally-available small molecule targeting TRPM8 that could be applicable to multiple types of cancer as well as benign prostatic hyperplasia.