Cleveland Clinic Innovations Creates Spinoff Company to Test Breast Cancer Vaccine

Cleveland Clinic Innovations, the business development and commercialization arm of Cleveland Clinic, announced the creation of a spinoff company to develop a breast cancer vaccine.

The company, Shield Biotech, aims to use research from Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute to test a vaccination that prevented the development of breast tumors and inhibited existing tumors' growth in certain mice. Shield Biotech will conduct two Phase I clinical trials as part of an effort to gain Food and Drug Administration approval for testing the vaccine "as an investigational new drug in proof-of-concept, first-in-human clinical trials," according to the release.

The Phase I trials will determine the safety of the vaccine in women and optimize the immune response. With FDA approval, the in-human clinical trials would test the vaccine's effectiveness in treating triple-negative breast cancer and preventing breast tumors.

The first clinical trials are expected to begin within two years and last about three years, according to the release.

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