[Video Profile] Interview with Michael Fons, VP Corporate Development at Inovio Biomedical

Inovio Biomedical’s electroporation technology uses brief, controlled electrical pulses to increase cellular uptake of gene expression in DNA-based treatments; this enhances the potency of DNA-based immunotherapies against cancers and infectious diseases.

Inovio has an extensive patent portfolio and line of devices and prototypes for electroporation-based DNA delivery. Interim clinical data from multiple studies has indicated safety and tolerability, heightened levels of antibody and T-cell immune responses, and durable local and systemic tumor responses – providing initial validation of electroporation’s ability to enhance DNA vaccine potency.

The company licenses its technology and works through collaboration. Current partners include:

  • Merck (cancers)
  • Wyeth (infectious diseases)
  • HIV Vaccine Trial Network (HIV)
  • National Cancer Institute (HIV)
  • International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (HIV)
  • Vical (metastatic melanoma)
  • Moffitt Cancer Center (malignant melanoma)
  • University of Southampton (prostate cancer)

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