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Gritstone bio Announces Presentations Evaluating Self-amplifying mRNA (samRNA) Against SARS-CoV-2 at ECCMID 2023

April 4, 2023

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gritstone bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRTS), a clinical-stage biotechnology company working to develop the world’s most potent vaccines, today announced multiple presentations at the 33rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2023), taking place April 15-18, 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Both presentations are from the company’s CORAL program, which is evaluating various self-amplifying mRNA (samRNA) vaccine candidates targeting Spike in addition to other viral genes of SARS-CoV-2. The program aims to serve as proof-of-concept for Gritstone’s infectious disease vaccine approach and the potential application of samRNA against infectious diseases.

Abstract details associated with these presentations are available on the conference website.

Presentation details:

  • Abstract 03190 (Poster Presentation): Study of Self-amplifying mRNA (samRNA) Vaccine Candidates Against COVID-19 in Healthy Adults and People Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in South Africa
    Date/Time: Monday Apr 17, 2023, 12:00 PM GMT+1
    Session: 12g. Vaccine development, trials, efficacy, policy
    Presenter: Atul Nagare, MD
    Location: Poster P2715, Poster Arena, Bella Center Copenhagen
  • Abstract 03157 (ePoster Flash Session): First Study of a Self-amplifying mRNA (samRNA) Vaccine, GRT-R910, as a COVID-19 Boost in Healthy Volunteers ≥60 Years of Age: Preliminary Evidence of Sustained Immunogenicity
    Date/Time: Monday Apr 17, 2023, 8:30 AM GMT+1
    Session: Age-related susceptibility to COVID and risks in long-term facilities
    Presenter: Pedro Garbes, MD, MSc.
    Location: Arena 1, Bella Center Copenhagen

About Gritstone bio
Gritstone is working to create the world’s most potent vaccines. We leverage our innovative vectors and payloads to train multiple arms of the immune system to attack critical disease targets and have programs in viral diseases and solid tumors. Independently and with our partners, we are advancing a portfolio of product candidates with the aim of improving patient outcomes and eliminating disease.

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