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 Stylized Dendritic Cell

A "personalized brain cancer vaccine, DCVAX, is the first of its kind and... is on the road to FDA approval."
- Neil A. Martin, Chairman, UCLA Department of Neurosurgery

"Clinical and immunopathological effects following Image-guided intratumoral injection of activated, autologous dendritic cells in patients with advanced solid cancers" - Abstract #2499 - AACR (American Association for Cancer Research)
"Proffered Paper:  Prolonged Survival for Patients with Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme who are Treated with Tumor Lysate-Pulsed Autologous Dendritic Cells" - presented at ITOC-Conference, Munich, Germany - March 26, 2015, 14:40 - Marnix Bosch, Chief Technical Officer, NW Bio (note, abstract linked here is from Science Direct)

Corporate Profile

NW Bio is developing cancer vaccines designed to treat a broad range of solid tumor cancers more effectively than current treatments, and without the side effects of chemotherapy drugs.  NW Bio’s proprietary manufacturing technology enables them to produce its personalized vaccine in an efficient, cost-effective manner. NW Bio has a broad platform technology for DCVax dendritic cell-based vaccines.

Their lead product, DCVax-L, is currently in a 348-patient Phase III trial for patients with newly diagnosed Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive and lethal brain cancer.  This trial is currently underway at 69 locations thoughout the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom. NW Bio has also conducted a Phase I/II trial with DCVax-L for late stage ovarian cancer together with the University of Pennsylvania.

Their second product, DCVax-Direct, is currently in a 60-patient Phase I/II trial for direct injection into all types of inoperable solid tumor cancers, with trials currently being conducted at both MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, as well as Orlando Health in Florida.  

 They previously received clearance from the FDA for a 612-patient Phase III trial with its third product, DCVax-Prostate, for late stage prostate cancer.

Clinical Trials
DCVax®-L to Treat Newly Diagnosed GBM Brain Cancer (NCT00045968) - Phase III (Double Blind) 
Expanded Access Protocol for GBM Patients with Already Manufactured DCVax®-L Who Have Screen-Failed Protocol 020221 (NCT02146066) (Expanded Access)
Safety and Efficacy Study of DCVax-Direct in Solid Tumors (NCT01882946) - Phase I/Phase II (Open Label)
UK Clinical Trials - Study of a Drug (DCVax®-L) to Treat Newly Diagnosed GBM Brain Cancer
EU Clinical Trials for DCVax-L - Phase III

Company Contact Info
Investor Relations:
Les Goldman  (Company)     (202) 841-7909
Michael Meehan (Media) (202) 262-9081
Jane Searle (Media)  (212) 710-9685 or
Sign up for Northwest email list here (hit the subscribe to email list button in the lower right)

Company Headquarters
4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 800, Bethesda, MD 20814  (240) 497-9024

DCVAX Survival Stories
NWBO - Patients Sunday Dennis and Jami Newirth - Enrolled at UCLA - Vimeo, Uploaded approx. May 2015
NWBO - Vaccine Helps Keep Brain Cancer Patient Alive (Jennifer Sugioka) - NBC Channel 4, Southern California, February 24, 2015
NWBO - National Geographic's Allan Butler Stage IV Pancreatic Patient using DCVax-Direct at MD Anderson
NWBO GBM Brain Cancer Survival Story of Mark Pace
NWBO GBM Brain Cancer Suvivial Story of Brad Silver
NWBO, GBM Brain Cancer Survival Story of Mike Gregoire
UCLA - Real Stories Using DCVax

Designations & Awards
German Hospital Exemption (referred to as HE) Information for DCVax-L® - FIRST TIME EVER

DCVax-L Hospital Exemption Program Now Under Way in Germany (NWBO, PR Newswire, October 14, 2014)
Two German Approvals:  "Hospital Exemption" for Early Access Program with DCVax-L and Eligibility of DCVax-L for Reimbursement (NWBO, March 10 2104)
Analysis:  NWBO DCVax-L German Approval Under Hospital Exemption Early Access Program (Smith on Stocks, Nasdaq, March 11, 2014)
Exclusive - Germany OKs Northwest Bio Brain Cancer Drug, Shares Soar (Ransdell Pierson, Reuters, March 10, 2014)

FDA Endpoints & Approval Information
House committee approves bill to speed new drugs to market - May 21, 2015 (Toni Clarke, Reuters)
FDA could approve drugs fro new uses on less data:  draft law - April 29, 2015 (Toni Clarke, Reuters)
Richard Pazdur says FDA racing approvals due to unprecedented efficacy - April 15, 2015 (BioCentury TV)

United Kingdom Awards DC-Vax-L® as Promising Innovative Medicine (PIM) - FIRST TIME EVER
First UK "Promisting Innovative Medicine" Designation Awarded (Department of Health and George Freeman MP, Gov.UK, September 16, 2014)
NWBO's Cancer Vaccine is the First Drug to be Designated by UK Authorities as a "Promising Innovative Medicine" (PIM) - (NWBO, September 16, 2014)

Immunotherapy Index
Loncar Investments - Cancer Immunotherapy Index - follow how NWBO is weighted in this Index of 25 Immunotherapy Companies

Linda Powers Interview 5-15-12

Important or Helpful Links
NWBO Stock Quote & Information
NWBO SEC Filings
NWBO Twitter
NWBO Facebook
NWBO Yahoo Message Board

Upcoming Healthcare Conferences

Institutional Investments
Nearing "the finish line" on cancer vaccine trial, Maryland firm raises $40 million - April 3, 2015 (J.D. Harrison)
Northwest Biotherapeutics:  The $40 Million Woodford Financing is A Major Positive - April 3, 2105 (Smith on Stocks - Larry Smith)

NWBO Analysis
Northwest Biotherapeutics:  FDA Panel Recommendation to Approve Amgen's Cancer Vaccine is Hugely Significant In Regard to Possible Approval of DCVax-L and DCVax-Direct - May 1, 2015 (Smith on Stocks - Larry Smith)

Northwest Biotherapeutics:  Promising New Data Was Just Presented on DCVax-L in Recurrent Glioblastoma Mulitforme - March 27, 2015 (Smith on Stocks - Larry Smith)
Northwest Biotherapeutics:  How Much Will it Cost to Manufacture DcVax-L - March 5, 2015 (Smith on Stocks - Larry Smith)
The Potentially Key Role of Northwest Biotherapeutics in the Emerging Immuno-Oncology - February 3, 2105 (Smith on Stocks - Larry Smith)
Notes from Linda Powers Presentation in San Francisco - January 12, 2015 (Smith on Stocks - Larry Smith)
Current Investment Recommendations for Stocks Covered by SmithOnStocks; A Yearend Review - December 19, 2014 (Smith on Stocks - Larry Smith)
NWBO discussed at great length.
NWBO:  Putting Recent Clinical Data on DCVax Direct in Perspective - November 28, 2014 (Smith on Stocks - Larry Smith)
DCVax-L:  A Reimbursement Perspective - November 22, 2014 (Seeking Alpha - Ryan Pawell)
DCVax-Direct Validation and Updated DCVax-L Ph III Modeling - November 6, 2014 (Seeking Alpha - Steven Giardino [Pyrr])
Now is the Time for Northwest Biotherapeutics - October 29, 2014 (Seeking Alpha - Steven Giardino (Pyrr)
U.K. May Grant Early Patient Access for DCVax-L Priot to Formal Approval  - September 18, 2014 (Seeking Alpha - Larry Smith [Smith on Stocks])
Exciting News on Potential for Early Patient Access for DCVax-L in the UK - September 17, 2014 
(Larry Smith, Smith on Stocks)
The Data Monitoring Commitee Addresses the Status of the DCVax-L Trial - August 13, 2014 (Seeking Alpha - Larry Smith [Smith on Stocks])
Cancer Vaccines:  Northwest Biotherapeutics -vs- Dendreon - July 15, 2010 (M.E.Garza, BioMedReports)

NWBO Press Releases 
NWBO Yahoo Headlines

UK News Coverage
Cancer Treatments - Supplement in United Kingdom Times April 6, 2015
NW Bio Announces $40 Million Financing - Further Equity by Woodford Funds April 2, 2015
Woodford's new biotech could be the next Amgen November 26, 2014 (Gavin Lumsden, Citywire Money)
Neil Woodford invests £16m in brain cancer vaccine company November 19, 2014 (Ashley Armstrong, The Telegraph)

NWBO - Short Seller Rebuttals and Information
Washington Post - Pulitzer Prize Winning Steven Pearlstein addresses NWBO and Short Selling
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Requests SEC Investigate Manipulation of Drug Company Stock Price to Benefit Short Sellers
My Dialogue with Adam Feuerstein on Northwest Biotherapeutics - September 25, 2014 (Larry Smith, Smith on Stocks)
Jim Cramer Explains How the Stock Market is Manipulated - sounds a bit like some of the techniques used here.

Patent Information
Espacenet Patent information for NWBO
Patentdocs - Patent applications for NWBO
JUSTIA Patents
NWBO Receives U.S. Patent on Broad Processes for Producing More Potent Dendritic Cells - March 18, 2013 
NWBO's Patent Portfolio is Further Expanded with Manufacturing Automation Patent - September 10, 2013
NWBO Receives Approval of US Patent for Cost Saving Automation of High-Concentration DCVax Manufacturing - December 4, 2009
NWBO - Wikiinvest Intellectual Property - from the 10-K filed April 15, 2008

Patient Info
Prospective patients may contact NW Bio at

Orphan Drug Report 2014  (EvaluatePharma, October 2014 - see page 14 ) 

Research Posters
AARC April 2015 - Prolonged Survival in Patients with Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme Who are Treated with Tumor Lysate-Pulsed Autologous Dendritic Cells
AARC April 2015 - Clinical and Immunopathological Effects Following Image-guided Intratumoral Injection of Activated, Autologous Dendritic Cells in Patients with Advanced Solid Cancers
SITC 2014 - Direct
ASCO 2014 - Direct

SEC Reports
Form 10-K - For fiscal year ended December 31, 2014

Stock Quote & Summary
As of May 6, 2015 

Common Shares Outstanding:   92,358,027 (as of 11-6-15)
Options Outstanding:                   1,551,000 (as of 5-15: needs updating)
Convertible Notes:                       2,343,000 (as of 5-15: needs updating
Share purchase warrants:          28,330,000 (as of 5-15: needs updating)

Total Fully Diluted Shares:       124,582,027 (needs updating)

Beneficial Ownership of NWBO Common Stock held by: 
 .44% Security Holders - Employees/Directors                             409,467 (Boynton, Bosch, Goldman, Farmer, Jasinowski)
1.7%  Security Holder  - Linda Powers                                      1,572,500
.9%    Security Holder - Toucan Capital Fund                               804,145
2%    Security Holder- Toucan Partners, LLC                            2,211,784
29%  Security Holder – Cognate BioServices (11-15):            27,194,366
28%  Security Holder - Woodford Investment Management   25,915,937
4.5%  Security Holder – Dennis Mehiel:                                    4,125,949 (under 5%, not listed on 11-6-15 Proxy)

Total (11-6-2015):                                                                    58,107,899

Shares of common stock beneficially owned assumes the exercise of all options, warrants and other securities convertible into common stock beneficially owned by such person or entity currently exercisable or exercisable within 60 days of November 6, 2015.

52-Week High - (as of July 2015) $12.55
52-Week Low - (as of March 1, 2016)  $1.73

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UCLA Department of Neurology
UCLA Chair of Neurosurgery Neil A. Martin, M.D., FAANS - Welcome Letter
DCVax in 4th paragraph - "on the road to FDA approval"

A Personal Quest to Cure Brain Cancer - (Into The Brain and Beyond by UCLA Neurosurgery)

UCLA Trials relating to Dendritic Cells
Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients with Malignant Glioma NCT00612001
Vaccine Therapy in Treating Young Patients Who are Undergoing Surgery for Malignant Glioma NCT00107185
Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients with Malignant Glioma NCT00068510
Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients with Stage IV or Relapsed Malignant Melanoma NCT00005617
Autologous Dendritic Cells in Treating Patients with Metastatic Kidney Cancer NCT01826877
Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients who are Undergoing Surgery for Stage IB, Stage II, or Stage IIIA Non-SMall Cell Lung Cancer NCT00098917
Vaccine for Patients with Newly Diagnosed or Recurrent Low-Grade Glioma NCT01635283
Dendritic Cell Vaccine for Ptients with Brain Tumors NCT01204684
Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients with Unresected Stage III or Stage IV Melanoma NCT00107159
Gene-Modified T Cells, Vaccine Therapy, and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients with Locally Advanced or Mestastatic Malignancies NCT02070406

Upcoming Events
World Vaccine Congress 2016:  Linda Powers - DCVax:  Novel personalized immune therapies for solid tumors  - Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 3:10 p.m. EST

Recent  Past Events
Immunotherapy World - January 25 - 27, 2016
Keynote Presentation by Linda Powers on January 26, 2016 at 9:30 to 9:55 a.m. ET:  DCVax®:  Novel Personalized Immune Therapies for Solid Tumors
SITC's 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting - November 4-8, 2015, National Harbor, MD  At this time, NWBO has a Presentation Booth at this meeting.  Updates will be made as they become available.  "Stay Tuned"
Current SITC Schedule Link

Cancer Vaccines - September 16 to 17, 2015, London, UK.  Linda Powers to speak on "Novel Personalize Immune Therapies for Solid Tumors"

  • Ms. Powers will discuss NW Bio’s DCVax® platform technology, a personalized, dendritic cell based active immunotherapy for solid tumors.
     Unlike conventional cancer drugs and other immune therapies, which use one active agent to hit one target on the cancer, DCVax mobilizes many active agents of the immune system to hit many targets on the cancer.

CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR - The Inaugural International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference:  Translating Science into Survival - September 16, 2015, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
A051 Safety, feasibility and activity of intratumoral injection of activated autologous dendritic cells in solid tumors: A phase I clinical trial. Vivek Subbiah, Ravi Murthy, David S Hong, Robert Prins, Chitra Hosing, Robert Brown, Mary McGuire, Aung Naing, Siquing Fu, Quan Lin, Anthony P Conley, Indreshpal Kaur, Marnix L Bosch. 

ASCO 2015 - Overview of DCVax Direct Phase 1 Trial - May 30, 2015 - Webcast by Marnix L. Bosch, MBA, PhD, CTO, NWBO (YouTube)
   Slides presented in ASCO presentation to accompany Video
NWBO Virtual Investor Conference - May 7, 2015 - Webcast by Linda Powers, CEO, NWBO (sign-up required)
NWBO Presentation at ITOC2 Conference - March 26, 2015 - Webcast by Marnix L. Bosch, MBA, PhD, CTO, NWBO (YouTube)
NWBO Presentation at BIO CEO & Investor Conference - February 9, 2015 - Webcast by Linda Powers
NWBO Presentation at Phacilitate Immunotherapy World 2015 - January 26, 2015 - Webcast by Linda Powers (YouTube)
Transcript of Biotech Showcase 2015 - from January 12, 2015 - provided by sentiment_stocks
NWBO- 25th Annual Oppenheimer Healthcare Conference - December 10, 2014 - accompanying Slide Show
Transcript of 25th Annual Oppenheimer Healthcare Conference - provided by RK (Includes Q&A at the end)
NWBO Linda Powers Presents at SMi 3rd Cancer Vaccines Conference 2014 - Linda announces England's 1st PIM (Promising Innovative Medicine) Designation and Recent Progress to Date and offers an excellent explanation of how DCVax works

NWBO Company Website
Wiki page for NWBO
Informative Investor Website
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Current Price
Bid Ask Day's Range
NWBO News: These Four Small Caps Are on Our Radar This Week 05/04/2016 07:30:00 AM
NWBO News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 05/03/2016 09:05:07 AM
NWBO News: Prospectus Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) (424b5) 05/03/2016 06:05:17 AM
NWBO News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 05/02/2016 05:25:44 PM
NWBO News: NW Bio Announces Operations Updates 05/02/2016 05:00:00 PM
#60072  Sticky Note My assessment of the current situation is cruel, Dan88 04/30/16 01:57:56 PM
#58230  Sticky Note Merck and BMS will be partners with NWBO, flipper44 04/06/16 03:53:04 PM
#48881  Sticky Note Long time voyeur, 2nd post. I am autologousvax95 12/29/15 01:46:27 AM
#44577  Sticky Note Ummm, have any of you people ever read IH Admin [Shelly] 11/08/15 07:37:32 PM
#39690  Sticky Note The topic to be discussed here is NWBO. IH Admin [Dan] 08/31/15 12:21:09 PM
#60784   flipper44, I'm pretty sure that the scientific advisory board Doc logic 05/05/16 09:38:57 PM
#60783   Well that's actually better than you taking my Rkmatters 05/05/16 06:40:27 PM
#60782   Surgery by itself approximately gets median to 3 flipper44 05/05/16 06:40:03 PM
#60781   "Those who can make you believe absurdities can CherryTree1 05/05/16 06:37:23 PM
#60780   Yes Flip also posted info on this. CherryTree1 05/05/16 06:32:42 PM
#60779   I still have no idea what you're talking Pyrrhonian 05/05/16 06:19:46 PM
#60778   Thanks Cherry. So the chemo is about 12 TiltMyBrain 05/05/16 06:19:26 PM
#60777   Late Effects of Radiation Therapy AND Vaccination flipper44 05/05/16 05:37:35 PM
#60776   No need to argue, the patents prove that Rkmatters 05/05/16 05:31:24 PM
#60775   The addition of radiotherapy to surgery has been flipper44 05/05/16 05:29:46 PM
#60774   survival without treatment - I found this CherryTree1 05/05/16 05:27:13 PM
#60773   Does anybody know how much time chemo/radiation buys you?? TiltMyBrain 05/05/16 05:06:03 PM
#60772   UCLA did a DC GBM grant study. Rkmatters 05/05/16 04:54:58 PM
#60771   I bet this study does not come up flipper44 05/05/16 04:51:07 PM
#60770   The news has been good mixed with some vator 05/05/16 04:23:27 PM
#60769   It is also important to recognize the possibility flipper44 05/05/16 04:00:55 PM
#60768   Gotta hand it to u....ya been the only Turtle65 05/05/16 03:38:47 PM
#60767   Always watch for how the price gets squeezed Steppenwolf_Speaks 05/05/16 03:38:40 PM
#60766   Rkmatters, It's a good day for the future of Doc logic 05/05/16 03:32:48 PM
#60765   You better sit down to hear what I Steppenwolf_Speaks 05/05/16 03:28:42 PM
#60764   Major regulatory submission! Tick tock. cannonblack 05/05/16 03:24:40 PM
#60763   flipper44, They could announce a special convening of the Doc logic 05/05/16 03:24:21 PM
#60762   Sorry correction I doubt turtle had 1 share monentum2play 05/05/16 03:21:19 PM
#60760   I wish I could buy a Corona for iclight 05/05/16 03:11:05 PM
#60759   The don't have an abstract and they aren't iclight 05/05/16 03:03:40 PM
#60758   My new theory regarding temporary half of screening Dan88 05/05/16 02:50:22 PM
#60757   UCLA owns the IP, NWBO licensed it, and Pyrrhonian 05/05/16 02:50:05 PM
#60756   I think a few key things to keep cannonblack 05/05/16 02:35:37 PM
#60755   Well if the SEC is watching it shouldn't CherryTree1 05/05/16 02:32:08 PM
#60752   I hope so too. eagle8 05/05/16 02:15:21 PM
#60751   UCLA owns DCVax L, really. NWBO licenses it Evaluate 05/05/16 02:03:37 PM
#60749   I think nobody should buy now...this will be Turtle65 05/05/16 01:57:44 PM
#60748   "I think that if and when this issue flipper44 05/05/16 01:49:11 PM
#60747   Ready, how are you trading this? Or just Pyrrhonian 05/05/16 01:39:47 PM
#60746   Everyone that was bemoaning not buying more in chinatown1980 05/05/16 01:35:07 PM
#60745   I think a few key things to keep cannonblack 05/05/16 01:28:45 PM
#60744   99 cents before next Friday...Watch and learn Turtle65 05/05/16 01:28:44 PM
#60742   Sorry but DCVax L (or DCVax Brain) was Pyrrhonian 05/05/16 12:31:46 PM
#60741   He is so worried about us losing our monentum2play 05/05/16 12:21:55 PM
#60740 This is how they are abl monentum2play 05/05/16 12:14:49 PM
#60739 What is 'Naked CherryTree1 05/05/16 12:02:12 PM
#60738   Here's one where you claim, and then argue Rkmatters 05/05/16 11:55:30 AM
#60736   So is manipulating a stock price up in exwannabe 05/05/16 11:45:05 AM
#60733   I post this in yh board a few Dan88 05/05/16 11:31:51 AM
#60731   Great post--thanks for taking the time but... sturmndrang555 05/05/16 11:29:13 AM
#60730   SoS article on NWBO Asco last year. They monentum2play 05/05/16 11:17:43 AM
#60729   and how would you propose one do that CherryTree1 05/05/16 11:16:17 AM
#60728   Because I want to. Same reason I watch Pyrrhonian 05/05/16 11:04:46 AM
#60726   Guidebook for Drug Regulatory Submissions by Sandy Weinberg cannonblack 05/05/16 11:00:47 AM
#60723   We remember the past differently, nothing new. Maybe Pyrrhonian 05/05/16 10:53:57 AM