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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VBI Vaccines Inc. (NASDAQ: VBIV) (“VBI”) (“the Company”), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation infectious disease and immuno-oncology vaccines, today announced that the Company’s abstract related to the prophylactic hepatitis B vaccine, Sci-B-Vac®, has been selected for a late-breaking poster presentation at The International Liver Congress™ (ILC), the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) to be held in Vienna, Austria, April 10-14, 2019.
Dr. Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, M.D., Ph.D., VBI’s Chief Medical Officer, will present the poster which highlights safety and immunogenicity data, in subjects aged 18 to 45 years after receiving two and three doses of Sci-B-Vac®, from three previously-conducted clinical studies – two randomized Phase 3 studies comparing Sci-B-Vac® to Engerix-B® conducted in Vietnam and Russia, and one single-arm Phase 4 study conducted in Israel. All three studies demonstrated a clean safety profile for Sci-B-Vac® and seroprotection rates of more than 98% after two vaccinations in all subjects receiving Sci-B-Vac®.
Poster Presentation Details
Title: High Seroprotection Rates Achieved with Two Doses of Sci-B-Vac, a Third Generation Hepatitis B Vaccine Containing PreS1, PreS2, and S Antigens
Session: Late-breaker poster
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CEST
About VBI Vaccines Inc.
VBI Vaccines Inc. (Nasdaq: VBIV) is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a next generation of vaccines to address unmet needs in infectious disease and immuno-oncology. VBI is advancing the prevention and treatment of hepatitis B, with the only commercially-approved trivalent hepatitis B vaccine, Sci-B-Vac®, which is approved for use in Israel and 10 other countries and is currently in a Phase 3 study in the U.S., Europe, and Canada, and with an immuno-therapeutic in development for a functional cure for chronic hepatitis B. VBI’s eVLP Platform technology allows for the development of enveloped virus-like particle (eVLP) vaccines that closely mimic the target virus to elicit a potent immune response. Integrating its cytomegalovirus (CMV) expertise with the eVLP platform technology, VBI’s lead eVLP vaccine candidates include a prophylactic CMV vaccine candidate and a therapeutic glioblastoma (GBM) vaccine candidate. VBI is headquartered in Cambridge, MA with research operations in Ottawa, Canada and research and manufacturing facilities in Rehovot, Israel.
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