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In September 2023, Evaxion entered into a discovery partnership with MSD. The new vaccine project called EVX-B3 will use both organizations' unique assets and know-how to develop an AI-designed vaccine candidate against an undisclosed bacterial pathogen for which no current vaccine exists. Evaxion has initiated discovery activities for EVX-B3 employing EDEN™ and RAVEN™ models to identify antigens capable of eliciting both a humoral (antibody) and cellular response to the pathogen. EVX-B3 aims to address a severe and global medical issue by targeting a pathogen associated with repeated infections, increasing incidence, and often serious medical complications. The project will be a collaborative and co-funded effort between the two companies.

In September 2023, Evaxion entered a discovery partnership with Afrigen Biologcs and the recently created mRNA Vaccine Technology Transfer Hub. The hub was established by the World Health Organization and Medicines Patent Pool with the goal of achieving equitable access to mRNA vaccines for low and middle-income countries.

The partnership aims to design and test a prophylactic vaccine based on Evaxion’s EDEN™ identified Neisseria gonorrhea targets. The EDEN™-discovered antigens have demonstrated high levels of protection in preclinical studies. This partnership will explore the expression and biological activity of the antigens in the mRNA delivery platform developed at Afrigen. Following the validation phase, the partners will negotiate a subsequent agreement for clinical development and commercialization, with the opportunity to bring in additional partners. Afrigen has the rights to take the resulting vaccine into clinical development and commercialization in low- and middle-income countries. Evaxion retains all rights to develop the program in other parts of the world.

In December 2022, Evaxion entered a vaccine discovery collaboration with ExpreS2ion Biotechnologies for the joint development of a novel cytomegalovirus (CMV) vaccine candidate. Evaxion will use its proprietary AI models, EDEN™ & RAVEN™, to design a next-generation vaccine candidate that elicits cellular and humoral/antibody responses. The antigen constructs derived from Evaxion’s AI Immunology™ platform will be produced by ExpreS2ion in the company’s ExpreS2 platform, followed by assessments in Evaxion’s state-of-the-art preclinical models. The joint discovery project is included in Evaxion’s development pipeline under EVX-V1.

In October 2021, Evaxion entered into a clinical trial collaboration and supply agreement with subsidiaries of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) to evaluate the combination of Evaxion’s cancer immunotherapy EVX-01 with MSD’s anti-PD-1 therapy KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in a new Phase 2b study. Under the terms of the agreement, Evaxion is responsible for conducting the study, and MSD supplies all of the necessary KEYTRUDA® and will continue to collaborate as the data matures. 

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