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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 October 2015)  $3.82

Transfer Agent:  BNYMellon Shareowner Services
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Equity Holding customer service representatives are available from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time,
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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
European Medicines Agency (EMA) workshop - How to facilitate development of cancer immunotherapies featuring Dr. Marnix Bosch, February 4 and 5, 2016
Webcast Link

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: Amended Statement of Ownership (sc 13g/a) 01/27/2016 05:02:18 PM
NWBO News: NW Bio Announces Appointment Of Two New Independent Directors With Biotech/Pharma Expertise and Cybersecurity/Investigations ... 01/25/2016 09:30:00 AM
NWBO News: Prospectus Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) (424b3) 01/12/2016 05:07:45 PM
NWBO News: NW Bio Issues Statement on Adverse Market Conditions And NW Bio Stock Decline 01/08/2016 09:15:00 AM
NWBO News: Prospectus Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) (424b3) 12/30/2015 05:28:32 PM
#52895  Sticky Note I think the team on this board has doingmybest 02/06/16 07:34:53 AM
#48881  Sticky Note Long time voyeur, 2nd post. I am autologousvax95 12/29/15 01:46:27 AM
#45561  Sticky Note Annual Symposium 2015 / Michael Pearlman, MD, Ph.D sentiment_stocks 11/23/15 11:34:52 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
#53199   It is particularly unfair on LL, who is sentiment_stocks 02/09/16 05:31:07 PM
#53198   I would expect Mr. Charles Price, former highly john1045 02/09/16 05:26:02 PM
#53197   "But it is not really helping our study" CherryTree1 02/09/16 05:09:51 PM
#53196   AF has stolen a page from the Hilary safin 02/09/16 05:09:39 PM
#53195   Excellent, Sentiment! I love the boiling frog safin 02/09/16 05:06:29 PM
#53194   Far too negative for me. Sounds like: GoodGuyBill 02/09/16 04:51:32 PM
#53193   Perhaps we should remind ourselves of the updated GoodGuyBill 02/09/16 04:40:49 PM
#53192   Could Adam_Feuerstein be held liable for misleading people Papa Tweek1 02/09/16 04:38:20 PM
#53191   I understand your point that Adam believes NWBO GoodGuyBill 02/09/16 04:36:42 PM
#53190   My only visit - not sure why you Stillwell888 02/09/16 04:34:30 PM
#53189   It's a fair topic to discuss how press Evaluate 02/09/16 04:29:19 PM
#53188   Plausibile deniability. Judge it wasn't us launching Stillwell888 02/09/16 04:26:32 PM
#53187   He's lumping the share price drop and the Smokey21 02/09/16 04:24:26 PM
#53186   ...even though the OS for our trial seems sentiment_stocks 02/09/16 04:24:22 PM
#53185   That's a rather "pointed" response. sentiment_stocks 02/09/16 04:15:32 PM
#53184   Who wants to bet a case of grapefruit Turtle65 02/09/16 04:15:16 PM
#53183   Exactly. The sell-off had nothing to do sentiment_stocks 02/09/16 04:09:22 PM
#53182   You wrote: Evaluate 02/09/16 04:09:10 PM
#53181   What a champion for good governance you are.... Jack2479 02/09/16 04:08:30 PM
#53180   When you lose money as an investor, you austinmediainc 02/09/16 03:55:18 PM
#53179   AF uses the L.L. video to blame afford567 02/09/16 03:47:42 PM
#53177   Good research Senti.... Jack2479 02/09/16 03:35:29 PM
#53176   I don't care much for his opinion or circumstances. Jack2479 02/09/16 03:33:25 PM
#53175   Perhaps we should remind ourselves of the updated longfellow95 02/09/16 03:33:02 PM
#53174   Please note... the LL video did not actually sentiment_stocks 02/09/16 03:32:46 PM
#53173   The sudden drop in NWBO's sp that day beachlifeisfun 02/09/16 03:31:49 PM
#53172   Clearly he isn't long any more. Perhaps, he GoodGuyBill 02/09/16 03:09:55 PM
#53171   Due to Nwbo's radio silence, AF has had longfellow95 02/09/16 03:08:28 PM
#53170   It's a fair topic to discuss how press Rkmatters 02/09/16 03:07:13 PM
#53169   Ready I thought you were long? Did GoodGuyBill 02/09/16 03:03:02 PM
#53167   Would you go on a CLDX trial if austinmediainc 02/09/16 02:59:16 PM
#53165   You are losing credibility. You are smarter than CherryTree1 02/09/16 02:57:49 PM
#53164   No doubt anything positive doesn't meet his agenda Evaluate 02/09/16 02:53:22 PM
#53163   Yes we do after watching the Dr. Liau austinmediainc 02/09/16 02:53:14 PM
#53162   Right, the institutions don't have anyone as smart Ready4bluesky 02/09/16 02:51:28 PM
#53161   Why he post is not a topic and GoodGuyBill 02/09/16 02:50:17 PM
#53160   AF is the "CFO" for the Hedge funds austinmediainc 02/09/16 02:49:21 PM
#53159   I would imagine that, in the case of longfellow95 02/09/16 02:48:46 PM
#53158   No I rather think you will be here Jack2479 02/09/16 02:48:35 PM
#53157   You know what the funny thing is? When CherryTree1 02/09/16 02:47:57 PM
#53156   "But it is not really helping our study" L.L What Turtle65 02/09/16 02:47:26 PM
#53155   So you are short? Jack2479 02/09/16 02:46:03 PM
#53154   Getting tired of reposting this but people seem CherryTree1 02/09/16 02:44:52 PM
#53153   Adam would probably tell you that the doctors Evaluate 02/09/16 02:43:56 PM
#53152   Yes, mine too. Therefore, the FDA required the Ready4bluesky 02/09/16 02:42:32 PM
#53151   My assumption would be that because the primary Smokey21 02/09/16 02:39:13 PM
#53150   If you are that certain you should sell austinmediainc 02/09/16 02:37:37 PM
#53149   What are all you longs going to do Ready4bluesky 02/09/16 02:37:11 PM
#53148   You said: CherryTree1 02/09/16 02:36:54 PM
#53147   Ok fair enough I will concede that you Jack2479 02/09/16 02:34:43 PM