Targeting Cancer with Emerging Antisense Oligonucleotide Drugs and Nano Medicines. Clinical Results Unveiled at RNA 2017

RNA Therapeutics 2017

RNA Therapeutics returns to Central London on 22nd & 23rd February 2017 featuring a spotlight on RNA used to in Cancer therapy

For cancer diseases, RNAi will provide the specificity that was missed by standard chemotherapy, immune-oncology will supress immune resistance

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LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, November 30, 2016 / — Due to significant investment and promising results in early phase clinical trials for chronic and rare diseases, reports have predicted the DNA and RNA therapeutics market to reach $1.2 billion by 2020. Of the 700 DNA and RNA therapeutics that are in the drug development pipeline, nearly 35% are targeting oncology.* Source

Hear more on cancer therapeutics next February when SMi’s 8TH annual 2017 conference on RNA Therapeutics returns to London.

Featured presentations include:


Heinrich Haas, RNA Formulation and Drug Development Vice President at BioNTech AG will provide new updates on the development of nucleic acid based nanomedicines. The talk will explore mRNA for cancer vaccination with detailed insight into formulation development and preclinical proof-of concept for RNA-lipoplex formulations. GMP manufacturing and clinical testing of RNA-lipoplex products will also be discussed.


A big pharma update on clinical trials in oncology as Mark Edbrooke, Senior Principal Scientist from AstraZeneca, looks at the progress of emerging antisense oligonucleotide drugs and drug delivery methods to target "un-druggable" sites.


Hear how BioNTech are driving progress in cancer immunotherapy through case study results into the first clinical experience with mRNAs in individualised cancer immunotherapy. Vice President for RNA Biochemistry & Manufacturing, Andreas Kuhn, will give insight into key topics surrounding: the optimisation of mRNA for therapeutic applications; GMP manufacturing of mRNA; and the IVAC MUTANOME concept.

Further information is available online at

8th Annual Event: RNA Therapeutics 2017
Conference: 22nd & 23rd Feb | Interactive workshop: 21st Feb
Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington, London, UK

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Source: EIN Presswire