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South Korean and Chinese investors join round into Oxford University spinout developing cancer vaccines.

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Oxford Vacmedix UK Limited (OVM), a UK-based biopharma company focused on the development of cancer vaccines, has completed its Series A financing round of $12.5m (£9m) with a consortium of South Korean and Chinese investors.

OVM will use the funds to complete preclinical development and to enter Phase 1 clinical trials with its two lead vaccines, OVM-100 and OVM-200, focusing on unmet clinical need. OVM-100 is an HPV vaccine targeted at cervical cancer, and OVM-200 represents a new type of vaccine utilising survivin to target solid tumours. Both vaccines will be developed as single agents and in combination with immune-oncology agents. The company will also continue to develop its diagnostic kits for cellular immunity.

Find out more (Oxford University Innovation website)