Martinsried/Munich, 7 November, 2014. Medigene AG (MDG1, Frankfurt, Prime Standard) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary Trianta Immunotherapies GmbH has been renamed
"Medigene Immunotherapies GmbH". Medigene acquired this company, a spin-off of the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, in January 2014.
Dr. Frank Mathias, Chief Executive Officer of Medigene AG, comments: "The acquisition of Trianta resulted in a new focus of Medigene concentrating on the development of innovative immunotherapies. The harmonization of the company names underlines this new positioning and the significance which our subsidiary has for the company, and will facilitate a consistent corporate profile."
Prof. Dolores J. Schendel, Managing Director of Medigene Immunotherapies GmbH and Chief Scientific Officer of Medigene AG: "Meanwhile Trianta has become a vital part of Medigene, and Trianta's immunotherapies are being developed by joint teams. With this change of name, we want to highlight our shared objectives, and we look forward to our future cooperation."
About Medigene Immunotherapies GmbH: Based on more than 15 years of extensive research in the field of immunotherapy, Medigene Immunotherapies GmbH (formerly Trianta Immunotherapies GmbH) was founded late 2013 as a spin-off of the Helmholtz Zentrum München and was acquired by Medigene as a 100% subsidiary in January 2014. Medigene Immunotherapies pursues three complementary immunotherapeutic strategies to target various tumour types and stages: next generation antigen-tailored dendritic cell (DC) vaccines, T cell receptor (TCR)-based adoptive cell therapy and T cell-targeted antibodies (TABs). Each one is focused on T cells, a type of white blood cell that plays a pivotal role in immunity.
Medigene AG is a publicly listed (Frankfurt: MDG1, prime standard) biotechnology company headquartered in Martinsried near Munich, Germany. Medigene concentrates on the development of personalized T cell immunotherapies with a focus on haematological malignancies. Medigene is the first German biotech company to have revenues from a marketed product, which is distributed by commercial partner companies. Medigene has advanced drug candidates which are licensed to partners and additional candidates in clinical development. The company is developing highly innovative treatment platforms concentrating on cancer and autoimmune diseases. For more information, please visit www.medigene.com.
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