MEDIA & PRESS UPDATES

 November 12, 2008

EpitoGenesis Inc. was incorporated.

December 2008

Moved in Laboratory and office space at 112 La Casa Via, suite 160, Walnut Creek, California, across from John Muir Hospital.

January 2009

EpitoGenesis Inc. filed an application for an SBIR phase I grant for research and development of a mucosal HIV vaccine.

March 2009

The Scientific Advisory Board was formed.

May 2009

EpitoGenesis Inc. was awarded a Phase I, Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel mucosal HIV vaccine.

December 2009

EpitoGenesis acquired preclinical results in murine models demonstrating that the proprietary nutritive immune-enhancing delivery system (NIDS) significantly enhanced immune responses against influenza hemagglutinin and HIV-1 gp120 following mucosal and systemic vaccinations with the same NIDS formulation.

January 2010

EpitoGenesis acquired preclinical results in murine models demonstrating that the proprietary nutritive immune-enhancing delivery system (NIDS) significantly enhanced immune responses against influenza hemagglutinin and HIV-1 gp120 following mucosal and systemic vaccinations with the same NIDS formulation.

June 2010

EpitoGenesis relocated to a new laboratory and office facility at 1810 North Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.

August 2010

Dr. Michael Vajdy is invited to give a talk about the NIDS technology at the Novel Vaccines conference in Boston, MA, organized by the Cambridge Healthtech Institute.

August 2010

EpitoGenesis Publication:

Mucosal HIV transmission and vaccination strategies through oral compared with vaginal and rectal routes.Yu M, Vajdy M.Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2010 Aug;10(8):1181-95. doi: 10.1517/14712598.2010.496776. Review

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20624114

September 2010

Dr. Michael Vajdy is invited as a renowned speaker to participate in the BIT Life Sciences’ 3rd Annual World Vaccine Congress, in Beijing, China.

October 2010

EpitoGenesis begins collaboration with Dr. Julia Hurwitz at St. Jude’s Hospital on an HIV vaccine project and submission of a collaborative grant to the NIH.

October 2010

EpitoGenesis, Inc. is awarded an NIH grant to further explore the NIDS technology for HIV vaccines.

October 2010

EpitoGenesis enters into an agreement with Dr. Deborah Dean at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute on a collaborative project to develop a vaccine against sexual transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis.

October 2010

The Board of Directors agrees that as of January 1, 2011, Dr. Michael Vajdy will serve as President and CSO, while Ms. Shohre Golestani will serve as the CEO, with equal decision making rights over all matters related to the management of EpitoGenesis, Inc.

March 2011

November 2011

EpitoGenesis Publication:

Immunomodulatory properties of vitamins, flavonoids and plant oils and their potential as vaccine adjuvants and delivery systems.Vajdy M. Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2011 Nov;11(11):1501-13. doi: 10.1517/14712598.2011.623695. Review.

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21955085

June 2013

EpitoGenesis was awarded a Phase I Advanced Technology STTR grant from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a vaccine against vaginal transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis, using their proprietary Nutritive Immune-enhancing Delivery System, in collaboration with Dr. Deborah Dean at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute. The grant is for two years and the monetary award is $600,000. The second year of this award will be allocated to EpitoGenesis in Connecticut.

July 2013

EpitoGenesis was awarded $800,000 from the State of Connecticut's Office of Economic Development to develop and manufacture the proprietary Nutritive Immune-enhancing Delivery System.

July 2013

EpitoGenesis Inc. relocated from Walnut Creek, California to Storrs, Connecticut.

September  2014

EpitoGenesis was awarded $225,000 as a Phase I SBIR contract from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a vaccine against pandemic Influenza.

July 2015

EpitoGenesis Publication:

Induction of cellular and molecular immunomodulatory pathways by vitamin A and flavonoids. Patel S, Vajdy M.Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2015;15(10):1411-28. doi: 10.1517/14712598.2015.1066331. Review.

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26185959

August 2016

EpitoGenesis Publication:

Vitamin A or E and a catechin synergize as vaccine adjuvant to enhance immune responses in mice by induction of early interleukin-15 but not interleukin-1β responses. Patel S, Akalkotkar A, Bivona JJ 3rd, Lee JY, Park YK, Yu M, Colpitts SL, Vajdy M. Immunology. 2016 Aug;148(4):352-62. doi: 10.1111/imm.12614.

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27135790

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