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12.03.2012

MOLOGEN AG receives approval for clinical study with cell-based gene therapy against renal cancer

The Berlin-based biotechnology company MOLOGEN AG has received approval from the responsible German health authority, the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, to carry out a phase I/II clinical study with its innovative new MGN1601 cancer medicine. MGN1601 is a cell-based gene therapy for the treatment of advanced renal cancer.

The responsible ethics committee has also agreed to the execution of the study.

It is intended that the study will be carried out at 3 different study centers in Germany and will be led by PD Dr. Steffen Weikert. The participating study centers will be the Charité in Berlin, the University clinic in Bonn and the Hannover Medical School.

According to current plans, the study is likely to start in the fourth quarter of the year, when all preparations have been completed.

About MOLOGEN

MOLOGEN AG, a biopharmaceutical company based in Berlin, specializes in the research and development of innovative medicines based on DNA structures. Activities focus on product developments for the treatment of cancer and vaccines for serious infections.

MOLOGEN was founded in 1998 and is among the few biotechnology companies in the world with well-tolerated, DNA-based cancer treatment in the clinical development stage.

MOLOGEN AG shares are listed in the Prime Standard of Deutsche Börse (ISIN DE 0006637200).

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