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Bavarian Nordic defies new failure and maintains efforts in cancer area

Even though Bavarian Nordics' phase II trial with a vaccine candidate against the cancer disease chordoma failed, the firm's management sees enough potential within the oncology portfolio to keep the work going, although it is still uncertain how this will pan out.

Bavarian Nordic's Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer Paul Chaplin. | Photo: Bavarian Nordic / PR

In recent years, Bavarian Nordic has had some trouble in the cancer area with three failures to follow. Firstly, Prostvac, then CV301 and in December 2020 BN-Brachyury failed as a therapeutic vaccine against he rare cancer disease chordoma.

In spite of the failures, Bavarian Nordic is far from ready to leave the cancer area and BN-Brachyury.

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