Novel Cancer Vaccination Technology

Engineered Immunotherapy for Cancer

Our mission is to help patients fight cancer

The ultimate goal of CyTuVax is to provide an effective treatment for patients with pancreatic cancer. CyTuVax has developed a revolutionary vaccination technology based on depot-attached cytokines. The adjuvant is capable of activating both the humoral and cellular arms of the immune system to induce powerful anti-tumor responses.
Rene Vleugels
Managing director

CyTuVax develops therapeutic vaccines against cancer and protective vaccines against viral & bacterial pathogens for which there is a high medical need. The patient is at the core in our vaccine development in which we apply our powerful adjuvant platform technology.

CyTuVax has developed a breakthrough, widely applicable and effective vaccination platform technology based on depot-attached cytokines as immune stimulator. The CyTuVax vaccines can generate powerful immune responses and are especially designed for cancer immunotherapy. The distinctive feature of our vaccine is a highly improved and prolonged antigen presentation by dendritic cells, which results in a stronger activation of immune cells.

The CyTuVax vaccination technology is a platform technology in several aspects. It can be applied with a wide range of cytokines aggregates as adjuvant and against a wide range of tumors. The vaccine has been successfully tested in preclinical studies with murine model tumors (fibro-sarcoma, melanoma, kidney, colon, mammary carcinoma and B-lymphoma). The effectiveness of the vaccination technology has also been verified in vaccines against viral targets (Hepatitis B) and bacterial targets (Antrax, Diphtheria and Tetanus).

CyTuVax is currently testing its vaccine technology in a clinical Phase 2 study of a vaccine for hepatitis B non-responders, persons that do not respond to standard hepatitis B vaccines. This clinical trial is being conducted with the Maastricht Universitair Medische Centrum (MUMC), Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg - Universiteit Hasselt, and Universiteit Antwerpen. More information about this clinical trial can be found at

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showCyTuVax has shown the strength of its vaccine adjuvant technology in the Phase 2 clinical trial of a vaccine for hepatitis B non-responders
Press release 17-06-2019

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CyTuVax B.V.
Oxfordlaan 55
6229 EV Maastricht
The Netherlands

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