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BioClonetics

Developing a Cure for HIV

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Heath, TX
Biotechnology
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Designing the First Cure for HIV Through the Use of Monoclonal Antibodies

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Despite claiming the lives of over 320 children and almost 3000 adults every 24 hours, HIV has not received the public attention or private investment that it deserves. Many people think the HIV outbreak is over, but for millions of people worldwide it is still a terrifying reality.


Today, 57% of those infected with HIV have no treatment, while the 43% who are treated are treated using antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) which are both toxic and expensive.  BioClonetics is committed to finding an accessible and affordable HIV cure.

Key Facts

  • We have created a cell line that produces an anti-HIV antibody called Clone 3.
  • We have demonstrated that Clone 3 neutralizes all clades and groups of HIV isolates.
  • We have identified that Clone 3 targets HIV at an immutable site on the HIV virus.
  • We expect to complete animal trials within 24 months.
  • We are working with several world-class laboratories who will assist us in conducting the next steps of our plan.

Investment

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY | Convertible Note 

Note converts to Common Stock when the company raises $1,500,000 in a qualified equity financing.

$15M valuation cap

2% yearly interest rate

30% Discount

Maturity Date: 11/30/20

Maximum ($683,234) of Convertible Notes

Minimum ($10,000) of Convertible Notes


What is a Convertible Note?

A convertible note offers you the right to receive shares of Common Stock in BioClonetics. The number of shares you will receive in the future will be determined at the next equity round in which BioClonetics raises at least $1,500,000 in qualified equity financing. The highest conversion price per share is set based on a $15M company valuation cap or if less, then you will receive a 30% discount on the price the new investors are purchasing.  You also receive 2% interest per year added to your investment. When the maturity date is reached, if the note has not converted then you are entitled to either receive your investment and interest back from the company or convert into stock.

Investor Perks


All investors

Frequent updates on our technology progress

 

$1,000+

Your place on the Official Founders Page of the website - Exclusive content and frequent company updates - Access to the investors only BioClonetics Founder Group on Facebook

 

$5,000+

Twice yearly update through call from the COO - Your place on the Official Founders Page of the website - Access to the investors only BioClonetics Founder Group on Facebook


*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

"BioClonetics is finalizing the production and testing of a monoclonal antibody to treat patients with HIV. HIV is a virus that infects 37 million and kills over 1 million every year, and today there is still no cure. At BioClonetics, we've created a cell line that produces fully human monoclonal antibodies that specifically target and neutralize the HIV virus. If successful, this could be the first true cure for HIV at a fraction of the price of current treatment."

Charles S. Cotopria

CEO/President, BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, Inc.

Over 1,000,000

people die every year from HIV

Most people know of the U.S. HIV epidemic of 1980s, and although the alarming death rates due to HIV/AIDS has slowed, it is still a prominent and fatal disease. HIV is still one of the top causes of death worldwide. Moreover, the number of newly infected patients greatly outnumbers (by 1 Million per year) those who perish and thus the number of infected is ever increasing.

1,800,000

Estimated people are infected with HIV each year

Source

~ 400

Children Infected everyday - most through maternal-child transmission

Source

Over 320

Children die everyday from the HIV infection

Current Treatment for HIV is Toxic and Expensive

Antiretroviral chemothereapy (ARVs) is currently used to suppress HIV symptoms—but require lifelong treatment and can have major consequences.

In the U.S., the FDA has approved the use of ARVs (antiretroviral chemotherapy) as the main treatment for HIV patients. And though ARVs can improve a patient's health for decades, they are highly toxic. ARVs can cause severe damage to organs including the heart and kidneys, decrease bone-mineral density, and result in Vitamin D deficiency. ARVs treatment is also necessary for life and cost of treatment is high and non existent for many patients.

Only 43%

Of people living with HIV are receiving treatment

Source

Treatment Costs are Expensive

Source

On Our Way to a Cure for HIV

We've created an antibody that targets & neutralizes the HIV virus.

At BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, we’re one step closer to ending the search for the HIV cure. We have discovered and developed a proprietary cell line that produces a fully-human antibody proven to specifically target and effectively neutralize HIV-1.  These validating tests were conducted at Harvard Medical School, Duke University, Univ. of Calif. San Francisco, Univ. of South Florida and Polymun Scientific.

Already Verified in Five Different Laboraties

Take a Closer Look at the Treatment

Clone 3 is what’s known as a monoclonal antibody—a laboratory-made molecule produced by repeated replication of a single parent cell.

Monoclonal antibodies mimic the ones your body naturally produces as part of your immune system's response to germs, viruses and other invaders. Because monoclonal antibodies come from a single cell source, they’re engineered to target a specific part of a virus. The Clone 3 monoclonal antibodies that we’re developing target a specific site on HIV and as a result neutralizes the virus.

Clone 3

BioClonetics has created a cell line that produces a fully human monoclonal antibody, the Clone 3 antibody, that binds to and neutralizes the HIV virus.

Global Effectiveness

Clone 3 Antibody targets 98% of all HIV viral strains worldwide, via epitope KLIC.

Proof of Efficacy

Tests in 5 international research institutes have shown that Clone 3 Antibody neutralizes 41 out of 43 (over 95%) of primary HIV isolates tested. By comparison, clinical use of approved Fuzeon (used as an HIV inhibitor) shows the viral burden to be less than 50 copies of HIV in only an average of 33% of patients.

What We've Achieved So Far

BioClonetics has laid the groundwork for a major breakthrough in the fight against HIV, and we’ve gained some incredible traction in our efforts.

The Completed Research


Isolating and cloning of the B cells of HIV patients to create monoclonal antibodies. Screening of the resulting antibodies and the identification of Clone 3. In-vitro testing of Clone 3 against HIV strains to confirm neutralizing capability. Identification of the binding site of Clone 3 on the HIV virus. Full identification of the complete heavy chain amino acid structure of Clone 3.

Potential Strategic Partnerships

A major pharmaceutical company has indicated that it will promote our technology upon our successful completion of the next step of producing and testing what is known as the “recombinant” form of Clone 3.

Manufacturing and Distribution

We have several world-class laboratories with whom we are working who are assisting us in conducting the next steps of our plan.

Our Next Steps

Clone 3 Recombinant

6 months

Producing the recombinant of the Clone 3 antibody for testing and later patient therapy.

Testing the Recombinant

6 months

Testing of the recombinant against HIV strains to validate effectiveness.

Pre-Clinical Primate Trials

12 months

Pre-clinical primate macaque trials to validate effectiveness in primates.

Help Us Defeat HIV

Dear potential investors,


We hope you have had an opportunity to review our technology and its potential for providing a meaningful and revolutionary therapy for HIV patients. We have laid out information showing the potential of our technology - and even more information may be found on our website.


All of that information is about the therapeutic potential of our technology. However, let me share information about another side of our effort – namely the underlying motivation.


As Pollyannaish as it may sound, the primary motivation of each member of our team is the desire to save lives. Each year, HIV takes the lives of over 1 million individuals. And in 2015, 115,000 children died of AIDS-related illnesses (over 300 each day).


Approximately 2 million people are newly infected each year with HIV.  And over 36 million individuals today have the virus.


The time for a cure for HIV has long since passed.  However, the efforts of Big Pharma have been misdirected, either through their failure to properly apply new and more effective technology or a desire to focus on the financial bottom line rather than the needs of patients – with a focus on profit from providing a treatment and not a cure.


With regard to HIV, all one needs to know is that over 300 children die each day from this disease. This is far more more than the number who perish from cancer. However, this present day tragedy is allowed to continue day to day, week to week and year to year without proper focus or financial support from either governments or the private or big Pharma establishments. 


We recognize however that sometimes good intentions are not enough to raise capital needed to properly address a pandemic that has existed for decades. Indeed, you are probably reading this letter with the rightful focus on the potential for a probable successful financial investment.  While we have as a primary focus the good that can come from our technology, it is a fact, and in this day sometimes a rare situation, that our case presents both a potential for humanitarian good and financial reward.


We believe that our technology provides the rare opportunity to invest in something that is meaningful for mankind and particularly in areas of the world where medical therapies are not as readily available as in the US, and at the same time provide the potential for financial success. As to this potential, we point to the fact that $16 Billion is now spent every year on antiretroviral drugs that treat but do not cure HIV patients. As an investor, I am sure your interest is focused initially on the financial potential, but in this case, you can participate both in that potential as well as the potential humanitarian benefit that arises for a cure for HIV. Your contribution would be a step toward both.


We hope you will join us in this endeavor.


Sincerely,

Charles S. Cotropia

CEO

BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, Inc.

In the Press

The Future of Clone 3
September 26, 2013

To put it simply, Dr. Cotropia created a human cell line producing a specific human antibody that targets a genetic sequence on the surface of HIV’s outer envelope. When tested in 5 separate lab, this antibody demonstrated that it neutralized over 95% of those HIV stains against which it was tested.

The Groundbreaking Antibody Taking A Step Closer to a Cure for HIV
November 29, 2016

Although there have been many advancements in treatments that help slow the virus's growth and allow patients to remain relatively healthy for several years, the world continues its relentless pursuit of the cure to HIV. At BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, we're one step closer to ending that search

Offering Summary

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

Convertible Note 

Note converts to Common Stock when the company raises $1,500,000 in qualified equity financing

Maturity Date: 11/30/2020

$15M valuation cap

2% annual interest rate*

*Annual Interest Rate subject to adjustment 10% bonus for StartEngine shareholders. See 10% Bonus below

30% Discount

Maximum ($683,234) of Convertible Notes

Minimum ($10,000) of Convertible Notes

Company
BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, Inc.
 

Corporate Address
1756 Bison Meadow Lane, Heath, Texas  75032
 

Description of Business
BioClonetics is developing a cure for HIV using fully human monoclonal antibodies.
 

Type of Security Offered
Convertible Note
 
Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$400









What is a Convertible Note?

A convertible note offers you the right to receive shares of Common Stock in BioClonetics. The number of shares you will receive in the future will be determined at the next equity round in which BioClonetics raises at least $1,500,000 in qualified equity financing. The highest conversion price per share is set based on a $15,000,000 company valuation cap or if less, then you will receive a 30% discount on the price the new investors are purchasing.  You also receive 2% interest per year added to your investment. When the maturity date is reached, if the note has not converted then you are entitled to either receive your investment and interest back from the company or convert into stock.

Perks

All investors - Frequent updates on our technology progress

$1,000+ Your place on the Official Founders Page of the website - Exclusive content and frequent company updates - Access to the investors only BioClonetics Founder Group on Facebook

$5,000+ Twice yearly update through call from the COO - Your place on the Official Founders Page of the website - Access to the investors only BioClonetics Founder Group on Facebook

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders (This bonus period is concluded as of 5:30PM PT on January 5, 2018)

BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, Inc. will offer a 10% bonus on the annual interest rate for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders (with ≥ $1,000 invested in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign) within 24 hours of this offering going live.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% increase in the annual interest rate on Convertible Promissory Notes in this Offering if they invest within a 24-hour window of their campaign launch date.  For example, if invest in the first 24 hours, your annual interest rate will be 2.2% instead of 2%.   

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments and salary made to one's self, a friend or relative; any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$183,622.00 USD
$1,195.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$183,622.00 USD
$1,195.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$45,285.00 USD
$32,154.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$386,766.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$217,470.00 USD
-$95,511.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

BioClonetics Update July 1,3 2019

about 1 month ago

Dear Investors and Supporters,

We have had a very productive second quarter in 2019 and I can summarize the current progress as follows:

We have completed the production of additional recombinants of our anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies and are conducting additional testing prior to embarking on animal trials.

Testing these promising recombinant anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies are ongoing at Responsive BioServices in Smyrna, Georgia and we are working together with Scripps Research Institute in California where our antibodies have been accepted for efficacy testing.

These tests are preparatory to animal trials. We are current making plans and have proposals from two renown animal trial institutions in California and Texas.

We have also engaged a grant writing consulting group to assist us in the submission of NIH and SBIR grant applications for additional funding to support our progress. With our new data, we are encouraged by the prospect of successful grant funding. Grant funding is naturally optimum as it is funding that does not have to be repaid and thus does not dilute (but only increases) your value in our company.

We hope to have progress on all of these fronts this quarter and will keep you apprised of developments. We again thank you for your support - which has made our progress possible.

Best regards,

Charles

Charles Cotropia

BioClonetics

BioClonetics Update - First Quarter 2019 Progress

5 months ago

To Our Investors and Supporters,

We are pleased to provide this end of first quarter report for 2019. We are reminded how fortunate we have been to have investors and supporters such as you. Your support has made possible the great progress we have made and we thank you for your support and partnership.

Because this report may seem overly lengthy and technical, let me give you the bottom-line latest results first.

In testing completed on our recombinant form of our parent anti-HIV monoclonal antibody, the recombinant antibody performed significantly better than the parent antibody. Specifically, our newly produced recombinant form of the antibody reached a 93.2% neutralization (as compared to an 80% neutralization achieved by the parent antibody) while requiring only 1/16th of the concentration required by the parent. The recombinant required only 0.05 µg/ml of antibody to reach 93.2% neutralization as compared to the parent antibody requiring 0.8 µg/ml (16 times more) to achieve an 80% neutralization rate.

These tests were conducted on a single HIV virus isolate (SF162) – a laboratory HIV isolate (strain of virus) known to be very difficult to neutralize. Additional testing is planned and will now be conducted on a greater number of HIV isolates.

Let me recap our developments that have led to this latest data.

Our parent Clone 3 anti-HIV antibody has been successfully tested in five international laboratories where it conclusively neutralized 95% of the HIV isolate strains against which it was tested. http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html.

Our Clone 3 antibody is very unique in broad-spectrum coverage – it neutralizes all HIV clades across the world and the targeted epitope – the “Achilles heel” to which our antibody binds resulting in neutralization – is highly conserved and has remained present in the over 6000 HIV isolates that have become known over the past 15 years. The epitope of the Clone 3 antibody has remained present (has not mutated) and is 98% conserved – over the past 15 years (2003 through 2019), as recorded in the Los Alamos National Laboratory HIV Database for amino acid sequencing for primary HIV clinical isolates gp41 amino acid sequence 601-KLIC-604. From this data, it can be seen that 78% of the over 6000 isolates contain the absolute amino acid core epitope for Clone 3 Antibody [= KLIC] and 20% contain conservative substitutions of amino acids within the epitope range 601 through 604. This fact is shown here https://www.hiv.lanl.gov/cgi-bin/QUICK_ALIGNv2/convent.cgi?seq_input=epitope%09KLIC&nucpro=pro

A successful antibody must be “broadly neutralizing” – meaning it must neutralize HIV virus strains by binding to a site on the viruses that does not mutate. If an antibody initially neutralizes the virus by binding only to a site that mutates, the virus simply “escapes” around the antibody and the antibody will ultimately not be successful in controlling the HIV virus. This “virus escape” has rendered other monoclonal antibodies unsuccessful.

As an example, a most recent candidate was the antibody VRC01 produced and tested by Vaccine Research Center in conjunction with the National Institute of Health (NIH). In studies of use of the anti-HIV antibody VRC01, it was found that patients treated experienced viral rebound (virus escape) shortly after suspension of the administration. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1608243. Also see, K.J. Bar, New England Journal of Medicine, 9 November 2016 (“Viral rebound after 4 weeks and 5.6 weeks).

Another example is the broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) 3BNC117 and 10-1074 currently in NIH clinical trials. These antibodies fail to bind to an immutable site on the virus – and thus used by themselves or in their combination, will not provide a successful treatment of HIV. Specifically, for mAb 3BNC117, virus escape is documented in the reference Viraemia Suppressed in HIV-1-infected Humans by Broadly Neutralizing Antibody 3BNC117, Marina Caskey, et al., Nature, Vol 522, pp 487 (June 25, 2015); https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25855300.

As to the monoclonal antibody 10-1074, the reference in Nature Medicine (volume 23, no. 2 February 2017 page 185) entitled “Antibody 10-1074 suppresses viremia in HIV-1-infected individuals” reveals the virus escape that is experienced when used in tests. Careful analysis of the binding site of this mAb reveals that there will be from 19% to 39% virus escape in use of this antibody.

These antibodies will have to be combined with a broadly neutralizing antibody such as our Clone 3 – which binds to an immutable, linear epitope site on the virus – for them to be successful in the real world.

Because – as is usual – the parent antibody producing cell line does not produce a sufficient quantity of antibody to treat the millions of individuals infected with HIV, a “recombinant form” of the antibody (using a fast-producing cell line) had to be produced and then tested. With your support, we successfully produced several recombinants of the parent – each with a slightly difference amino acid sequence composition.

We have now completed the first tests of these recombinants and more testing is under way.

What did this initial testing reveal?

First let me note that the tests were conducted against a lab HIV isolate – a strain identified as SF231 – an HIV strain known to be very resistant to neutralization.

In prior testing of the parent Clone 3 antibody against this isolate SF231, to achieve 80% neutralization required a concentration of 0.8 µg/ml of the parent antibody.

In the tests just completed of the recombinant form of our antibody, to achieve a 93.2% neutralization, only a concentration of 0.05 µg/ml of the antibody was required – a 16-fold improvement over the parent antibody.

More tests are being conducted and will be conducted on many more HIV viral isolates. As noted above, the parent antibody was tested in 5 international labs against 43 isolates, where it fully neutralized over 95% of those tested. We expect a similar or better result from the recombinant form of our antibody. We hope to accumulate more data to solidify interest by an appropriate pharma partner to conduct animal trials and then clinical trials.

We expect that in animal and then clinical trials, our antibody will perform better than the results in these in vitro (test tube) tests and expectedly will perform better those antibodies being studied by others – again because our antibody binds to the virus at an immutable site that exists of 98% of all strains of the HIV virus. This is a characteristic of our antibody that we believe sets it apart from others.

We will keep you informed of our progress. And we thank you again for your support.

Best regards,

Charles

Charles Cotropia

CEO BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, Inc.

BioClonetics Update - Agenda for the new year

8 months ago

Dear Investors and Supporters,

As we approach the end of 2018, we are reminded how fortunate we have been to have investors and supporters such as you. Your support has allowed us to made great strides as we move into 2019. Thank you for your support and partnership. And we wish you peace, joy and prosperity throughout the coming year!

Our recombinant anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies were successfully produced in 2018 at Genscript Biotech and are in testing against a full panel of HIV isolates at two labs – the University of Antwerp, Institute of Tropical Medicine (https://www.itg.be/), Antwerp, Belgium and at the Texas BioMedical Research Institute (https://www.txbiomed.org/) in San Antonio, Texas.

We have obtained a proposal and protocol for animal trials and plan to later test the recombinants in macaques at the Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine at M.D. Anderson in Bastrop, Texas. Such tests do require a substantial investment and we are conferencing with several potential supporters to obtain the necessary funding.

Our recombinant antibody is also being scheduled for testing in combination with other HIV therapies in the lab of the Italian National Center for Aids Research (CNAIDS) at Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, Rome, Italy. The expectation in such tests is to combine our antibody with other non-antibody therapies to attach to and thereby neutralize the virus in combination. These tests are now being scheduled.

We are continuing our dialogue with potential pharma partners. In addition to using our anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies to address HIV, potential pharma partners are interested in how our technology can address infectious disease other than HIV.

Specifically, our technology can be applied to address diseases like HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 – diseases which effect 20 million people around the world? HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 viral agents cause an increase in white blood T-cell lymphocyte counts leading to leukemia cancer. Here is how our technology can be used to address this cause of cancer.

  • HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 symptoms arise from retroviruses with a similar infection mechanism as HIV-1 - which causes AIDS. HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 can be addressed by implementation of our technology that we have used to create our anti-HIV Clone 3 monoclonal antibody.
  • The same result that we have achieved with HIV through the creation of an anti-HIV antibody can be expected to be achieved against HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 that cause human T-cell leukemias.

To achieve the same result that we have achieved with HIV through the creation of an anti-HIV antibodies, one must know how to successfully target the HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 viral agents that cause human T-cell leukemias. Specific structures within the HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 molecular sequence must be targeted to achieve effective control of these viral agents.

  • Importantly, the cancerous process caused by the HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 is analogous to HIV-1 which causes the diminution of white blood cell count by a lymphocytic process that occurs after viral infection of human cells.
  • Just as our Clone 3 antibody prevents HIV from fusing with normal human cells (preventing infection), the same can be achieved by producing the correct antibody that will target HTLV-1 and HTLV-2.

The significant point here is that we have the knowledge and methodology necessary to successfully target HTLV-1 and HTLV-2. And we hope to work with a pharma partner to address this cancer.

We will keep you updated. And we thank you for your continued support.

Best regards,

Charles

Charles Cotropia

BioClonetics

Our Campaign is Ending in 1 Day

10 months ago

Our Campaign is Ending in 1 Day

Dear Investors and Supporters,

Before I share a final summarizing update, I want to first extend a most sincere thanks to all of our investors and followers. You have truly made our progress possible and we will continue to work tirelessly to assure that we are worthy of your support and that our technology fulfills the promise that it offers.

Our campaign ends in 1 day - November 2, 2018. We will not be extending our campaign and thus we ask that those that have considered reinvesting, please do so on or before November 2nd – and pass the word onto your friends.

There are so many things happening, it is hard to give a final report. I have been accused (by those helping me with these reports) of saying too much in these updates. But there is a lot to say and a lot to convey – after all, our progress has been great and gives hope in light of the devastation caused by the HIV pandemic – a disease that takes the lives of 400 children every day - and 4000 adults each day. With that level of loss, it is hard for me to simply capsulize what we are doing because the goal of an effective therapeutic cure (which can reach those who currently have no treatment) cannot be adequately conveyed in a short summary.

Our strength lies in the fact that we have two distinct areas of technology. First, we have a fully human, and effective, anti-HIV monoclonal antibody - called Clone 3 - and second, we have a proprietary methodology for producing fully human monoclonal antibodies against numerous infectious diseases. Our methodology is superior because it can be used to identify – not just antibodies - but highly effective, neutralizing antibodies.

As we have reported, the parent antibody has demonstrated its effectiveness in 5 separate labs where it neutralized 95% of the HIV isolates against which it was tested. We have now produced recombinant forms of the parent antibody and they are being tested in two labs - University of Antwerp, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium and Texas BioMedical Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas. We have this past week, starting plans for macaque trials at the Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research at M.D. Anderson, Bastrop, Texas.

Regarding the methodology, in addition to producing our anti-HIV monoclonal antibody, we have proof of concept in use of the method to generate monoclonal antibodies against Rabies, Influenza A, Influenza B, Tetanus and Diphtheria. The methodology can be used for so many more diseases, both those that effect humans and those that kill animals.

The recombinant forms of the parent antibody were generated for us (with your investment!) by Genscript (www.genscript.com) and we have worked with this superior lab for years. We are now in discussions with Genscript about a partnering or licensing arrangement. As these discussions continue, we are not limiting our search for a biopharma partner to one company. We have had interest by big pharma and have had discussions with Johnson & Johnson and Gilead. To identify the correct partner, we have this week engaged with several highly experienced consultants in the field of identifying and negotiating technology licenses and acquisitions.

As we proceed with negotiations, a partner, licensee or an acquiring company may be interested in some or all of our technology. Each piece has significant value. Our primary interest is in partnering with a pharma company to assure that the full scope of our technology is implemented.

We will keep you up to date on our progress. And we sincerely thank you for all your support.

Kind regards,

Charles

Charles Cotropia

CEO BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, Inc.

www.bioclonetics.com

Our Campaign Ends November 2

10 months ago

For all of our supporters who have come on board since August 1, your investment will be processed when our campaign closes on November 2, if it was not previously processed. Be on the lookout for an email that will give you the details as to when your investment will be actually  processed for funding to our company.

We again express our appreciation for your confidence and support.

Best regards,

Charles

CEO BioClonetics

Our Campaign Ends in 1 Week

10 months ago

Our Campaign Ends in 1 Week

Dear Investors and Supporters,

Our discussions to partner with a large international biotech are progressing.  Genscript (https://www.genscript.com/), an internationally recognized pharma, has expressed an interest in more than one of our technologies. There is remarkable potential that could flow from a partnership with this entity. Combining our technology with their expertise, scientists and lab facilities can only lead to remarkable successes.

Before I share more about that progress, let me first extend my sincere appreciation to all of our new and existing investors and our supporters. Your support has made the difference. However, our StartEngine campaign will end in 1 week on November 2, 2018. We will not be extending our campaign and so ask that those that have considered reinvesting, please do so before November 2nd – and pass the word onto your friends.

For those who have indicated an intent to invest but have thus far not completed the process, we ask that you do that now – before our campaign closes.

We have worked with Genscript for years and their expertise is unmatched by any with whom we have been associated.  Our most recent developments have been made in conjunction with them. We have multiple separate major areas of technology to offer them and the synergy between our technology and their scientists and facilities would result is success on many fronts. Our technologies in which they are interested include:

1) Our existing anti-HIV monoclonal antibody Clone 3.

2) The methodology for creating fully human monoclonal antibodies against numerous other infectious diseases.

3) The methodology for creating fully human monoclonal antibodies against animal infectious diseases.

Let me also list the ongoing testing we are completing as we negotiate with this potential pharma partner.

  • Testing of our recombinant antibodies is now underway at (1) the University of Antwerp, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium and (2) Texas BioMedical Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas.
  • These tests are being conducted against multiple HIV strains to prove efficacy of our recently produced recombinant antibodies.

Additionally,

  • Our antibodies are also being tested in combination with other HIV therapies in the labs of Dr. Seth Pincus at Montana State University, Bozeman, Mountain.
  • Just this week, we signed agreements with the Italian National Center for Aids Research (CNAIDS) at Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, in Rome, Italy for combined testing our antibody with an anti-HIV vaccine produced there.

Both of these labs requested our antibody to be combined with their distinctively different HIV therapies. The expectation is that a combined therapy will offer a greater probability of success in completely defeating the HIV virus – a virus that big pharma has failed to adequately address and failed to conquer over many decades.

We will keep you informed.

If you have considered investing but have not yet done so, please do so now.

Best regards,

Charles Cotropia

CEO

BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, Inc.

OUR CAMPAIGN ENDS IN 14 DAYS

10 months ago

OUR CAMPAIGN ENDS IN 14 DAYS

Dear Investors and Supporters,

We have very promising news regarding our plans to partner with a large Biopharma company to license our proprietary methodology for producing fully human monoclonal antibodies against other infectious diseases. In this update, I want to share this news.

Let me first extend my sincere appreciation to all of our investors and supporters. Your support has made our progress possible. However, our campaign on www.startengine.com/bioclonetics will end in 2 weeks on November 2, 2018. We will not be extending our campaign and thus ask that those who have considered investing, please do so before this deadline – and pass the word to your friends. For those who have begun the investment process, we ask that you conclude that process on www.startengine.com.

OUR EFFORTS TO PARTNER WITH A MAJOR BIOPHARMA COMPANY ARE PROGRESSING

As we have reported, tests of our fully human monoclonal antibody in 5 separate international laboratories have demonstrated that our anti-HIV monoclonal antibody fully neutralizes over 95% of the multiple HIV isolates (strains) against which it was tested.

The recombinant forms of the parent antibody (necessary for animal and clinical trials) have been produced and are currently being tested for efficacy in 2 world class laboratories, at Texas BioMedical Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas and the University of Antwerp, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

To produce these recombinant forms of our antibodies, we have worked closely with a large Biopharma entity that is a leader in multiple areas of pharmaceutical development. In a conference with this entity yesterday, they have expressed an interest and we are discussing partnering to share the method for producing fully human monoclonal antibodies – a method that can be used (and has been successfully used by us) to produce fully human monoclonal antibodies against numerous infectious diseases. This prospective partner’s interest is due to the fact that our methodology for producing fully human (not mouse-based) monoclonal antibodies can be used not only to produce neutralizing antibodies against HIV but can similarly be used to product fully human monoclonal antibodies against many other infectious diseases. We have already proven proof of concept in producing fully human monoclonal antibodies against:

- Rabies

- Influenza A

- Influenza B

- Tetanus

- Diphtheria

The process can likewise be used to produced fully human monoclonal antibodies against other infectious diseases, such as:

- IV-2

- Anthrax

- Smallpox

- H1N1 Influenza

- h (+) auto-immune disease

- HTLV1 & HTLV2 Leukemia

- Herpes Simplex I & II

- onic Fatigue Syndrome

The method can similarly be used to produce animal-specific monoclonal antibodies for animal viruses such as:

- Asian and African Elephant Herpes

- Primate Herpes

- American Bison Brucellosis

- Australian Koala HIV and Chlamydia

- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

- African Lion Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Given the breath of scope and reach of our proprietary methodology, this large Biopharma company is interested in and we intend to move forward aggressively with a program of development with this company using our methodology.

Look for great progress on this front in the near future.

Best regards,

Charles

Charles Cotropia

CEO BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, Inc.

PROGRESS BEING MADE

11 months ago

PROGRESS BEING MADE

Dear Investors and Followers,

Let me first extend my sincere appreciation to all of our new investors as well as all of our existing investors.

Testing of our recombinant antibodies are now underway at 2 world class laboratories, (1) Texas BioMedical Research Institute, Dan Antonio, Texas and (2) University of Antwerp, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. These tests are being conducted on our recently produced recombinant antibodies.

To recap our current status, the parent Clone 3 anti-HIV antibody has been successfully tested in five international laboratories where it conclusively neutralized 95% of the HIV isolate strains against which it was tested.

The recombinant form of the antibody has been produced from the parent antibody, a form of the antibody necessary for proceeding to animal and then clinical trials.

As mentioned, the testing of the recombinant antibodies is now underway at two laboratories. The testing system being used is one where the recombinants are tested against multiple, live HIV viruses, called a PBMC based assay test system. Most, if not all, big Pharma companies do not use this more sophisticated PBMC based assay test which tests antibodies against live viruses. This system is not used due to its complexity, higher costs and time required by the method. Unfortunately, for those researchers using the substituted, less expensive, rapid fluoresce test, the results are not, in our view, a valid indication of whether a tested antibody will succeed in the real world. In other words, the test system used by big Pharma is not against actual HIV virus strains but rather against man-made targets that supposedly “are equivalent” to the real-world virus. We are not willing to use such shortcut procedures as we find them to produce erroneous results.

Our testing in the two labs we be in the more accurate and costlier PBMC based assay test system – a test system that takes several months to complete. But the tests are against live HIV virus strains which produce a valid indication of efficacy.

Thereafter, the antibodies will be ready for animal trials.

In a conversation this week with Johnson & Johnson, a company focused on HIV therapy, our technology was well received and recognized as being significant and the data persuasive. However, Johnson and Johnson indicated that it would need to see results in animal trials before it would be in a position to buy-in to the technology.

We are actively, very actively pursuing a pharma partner who does not require the completion of animal trails before partnering in our technological development. As we attempt to identify such partner, we are proceeding to make plans for animal trials at one of several macaque trial centers including Southwest National Primate Research Center, in San Antonio, Texas (http://snprc.org/primates/macaques/) and Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center. (http://www.kccmr.org/).

As we have reported, there are several efforts by others to develop anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies and we welcome their research advancements. As we have reported before, a combination of neutralizing antibodies may well be necessary to completely defeat HIV. A combined therapy is the norm in many if not most cases, including treating cancer and many many other diseases. As to these other attempts to identify a successful anti-HIV antibody, for an antibody to effective in the real world, it must have at least these qualities:

It must be capable of being produced in quality (have stability once produced) and quantity sufficient amounts for patient application.

It must bind to an immutable site on the virus (otherwise the virus will escape around it).

It must interrupt an essential step in the infectious process as a result of its binding to the virus (it must be neutralizing).

Those antibodies produced thus far have not succeed in each of these requirements.  Ours does.

As to those monoclonal antibodies now being or recently considered, a most recent candidate was the antibody VRC01 produced and tested by Vaccine Research Center in conjunction with the National Institute of Health (NIH).  In studies of use of the anti-HIV antibody VRC01, it was found that patients treated experienced viral rebound (virus escape) shortly after suspension of the administration.  https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1608243. Also see, K.J. Bar, New England Journal of Medicine, 9 November 2016 (“Viral rebound after 4 weeks and 5.6 weeks).

 Another example is the broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) 3BNC117 and 10-1074 currently in NIH clinical trials. These antibodies fail to bind to an immutable site on the virus – and thus used by themselves or in their combination, will not provide a successful treatment of HIV. Specifically, for mAb 3BNC117, virus escape is documented in the reference Viraemia Suppressed in HIV-1-infected Humans by Broadly Neutralizing Antibody 3BNC117, Marina Caskey, et al., Nature, Vol 522, pp 487 (June 25, 2015); https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25855300.

As to the monoclonal antibody (mAb) 10-1074, the reference in Nature Medicine (volume 23, no. 2 February 2017 page 185) entitled “Antibody 10-1074 suppresses viremia in HIV-1-infected individuals” reveals the virus escape that is experienced when used in tests. Careful analysis of the binding site of this mAb reveals that there will be from 19% to 39% virus escape in use of this antibody.

These antibodies will have to be combined with a broadly neutralizing antibody such as our Clone 3 that binds to an immutable, linear epitope site on the virus for them to be successful in the real world. We are facing a real-world attack by HIV. We must recognize that an antibody that the virus can defeat is not sufficient.  

We firmly believe that our recombinant testing and then animal trials of our antibodies will produce the necessary evidence for a pharma partner to fully embrace them.

Best regards,

Charles

CEO

Charles Cotropia

CEO BioClonetics

HOW DOES OUR MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES COMPARE TO THOSE OF BIG PHARMA NOW BEING TESTED?

11 months ago

How Does Our Monoclonal Antibodies Compare to Those of Big Pharma Now Being Tested?

A good question – which each investor and each party to this search for a cure for HIV should ask.

Here is the answer.

Our technology is significant because it is a critical component to other unsuccessful monoclonal anti-HIV antibodies now being tested and developed.  Specifically, those monoclonal antibodies being tested by the industry, referenced below, have been shown to face “virus escape” and thus will fail by themselves in providing a therapeutics cure for HIV. The investments made will be lost without combining those antibodies with one – like ours – that binds to an immutable site on the virus.

Please consider these points and share them with others that you know.

  • It is widely recognized that a combination of neutralizing monoclonal antibodies will be necessary to defeat the virus. I respectfully refer you to the keynote address by Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of NIAID, at the 2018 AIDS conference in Amsterdam. In his address, entitled “Durable Control of HIV Infection in the Absence of Antiretroviral Therapy: Opportunities and Challenges,” Dr. Fauci pointed out the well accept axiom that a successful approach to creating an effective cure of HIV will require:
    • Use of broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies (bNAbs) that can stop nearly all strains of HIV from infecting the human cells providing a continual interventions for long-lasting, retroviral-free remission, and
    • That a combination of two or three broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies may provide the answer, in a manner akin to combination antiretroviral therapy.
  • The monoclonal antibodies examined by others, and now the subject of examination, have failed because they bind to variable sites on the virus. 
  • One example is the antibody VRC01 produced and tested by Vaccine Research Center in conjunction with the National Institute of Health (NIH).  In their studies of use of the anti-HIV antibody VRC01, it was found that patients treated experienced viral rebound (virus escape) shortly after suspension of the administration.  https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1608243. Also see, K.J. Bar, New England Journal of Medicine, 9 November 2016 (“Viral rebound after 4 weeks and 5.6 weeks). Notice that the NIH is apparently not pursuing the VRC01 mAb. It is clear why – it faced “virus escape”.

 A most current example is the NIH clinical trial of what it calls “two highly potent, HIV-specific, broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) — 3BNC117 and 10-1074.” https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-launches-study-test-combination-antibody-treatment-hiv-infection.

  • What is not clearly pointed out in the NIH news is that these mAbs fail to bind to an immutable site on the virus – and thus used by themselves or in their combination, will not provide a successful treatment of HIV.
  • Specifically, for mAb 3BNC117, virus escape is documented in the reference Viraemia Suppressed in HIV-1-infected Humans by Broadly Neutralizing Antibody 3BNC117, Marina Caskey, et al., Nature, Vol 522, pp 487 (June 25, 2015); https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25855300.
  • As to the mAb 10-1074, the attached reference in Nature Medicine (volume 23, no. 2 February 2017 page 185) entitled “Antibody 10-1074 suppresses viremia in HIV-1-infected individuals” reveals the virus escape that is experienced when used in tests. In fact, careful analysis of the binding site of the mAb reveals that there will be from 19% to 39% virus escape in use of this mAb.

Thus, to be successful, it will be critical to combine additional broadly neutralizing antibodies that bind to an immutable site – otherwise, the combinations now being examined will fail.

  • Our Clone 3 antibody binds to an immutable site and neutralized the virus.
  • This means that the site on the HIV virus to which our Clone 3 antibody binds is highly conserved, namely this particular virus structure exits in virtually all strains of the HIV virus.
  • Specifically, an analysis of the amino-acid surface composition of the 4,556 clinical HIV viral isolates (strains) recorded in the U.S. Government’s National Laboratory HIV Database (which maps the amino-acid topography of the clinical HIV viral isolates) reveals that 3,510 HIV clinical viral isolates (strains) have an exact match for the minimal essential “core” epitope (KLIC) to which our Clone 3 antibody binds. Another 956 of the clinical HIV isolates have a conservative match to Clone 3 epitope to which Clone 3 would bind.
  • Thus, 4,466 (3,510 + 956) clinical HIV isolates (98% of the total known) have an amino-acid sequence (epitope) that would be bound by our Clone 3 antibody, leaving only 2% of HIV isolates that do not have an identical or conserved epitope that is capable of being bound by our Clone 3 antibody. This is the definition of a broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibody. For more specifics, see http://www.bioclonetics.com/effectiveness.html.
  • Thus, our Company's Clone 3 mAb can be expected to be effective against 98% of all HIV isolates found around the world and is clearly a broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibody.
  • The other mAbs referenced fail in this analysis.
  • Tests of our mAb have been conducted in 5 international labs where it neutralized (at IC90) 41 or 43 isolates (over 95%) against which it was tested.
  • These results were achieved in the following 5 independent laboratories:
    • 1. University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA (Jay Levy, M.D.)
    • 2. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA (Kenneth Ugen, Ph.D.)
    • 3. Polymun Scientific, GmbH, Vienna, AUSTRIA, (Hermann Katinger, Ph.D.)
    • 4. Duke University, Durham, NC, USA (David Montefiori, Ph.D.)
    • 5. Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Harvard
    • Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, (Ruth Ruprecht, M.D., Ph.D.)
  • Tests of the recombinant form of our parent Clone 3 antibody - a form of the mAb necessary for clinical and then human trials - are now being conducted at University of Antwerp, Institute of Tropical Medicine (https://www.itg.be/), Antwerp, Belgium and Texas BioMedical Research Institute (https://www.txbiomed.org/) in San Antonio, Texas.

In view of these facts, we ask that you share this information with others who want to see a successful therapy for HIV.

Charles

Charles Cotropia

CEO/President

BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, Inc.

OUR PROGRESS CONTINUES

12 months ago

OUR PROGRESS CONTINUES

To all of our new and current investors, we thank you for your continued support.

Our funding campaign is set to end in 60 days and we plan to conclude our fundraising effort at that time. We ask that you share our technology and story with friends and acquaintances as I am sure they will have the same interest in our program as you. Everything described here is made possible by the support of investors like you and the support of those you know.

Let me update you on the several programs we have ongoing:

Our monoclonal anti-HIV antibody development.

As we have reported, our parent anti-HIV monoclonal antibody has been tested against multiple HIV viral isolates (strains of the virus) and has been shown to neutralize these virus strains. These results can be viewed on our website at - http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html.

We have produced recombinants of this parent antibody (necessary for animal and clinical trials) and are in the process of testing these recombinants against multiple isolates (strains) of the virus. These recombinants are being scheduled for testing at the Texas BioMedical Research Institute (https://www.txbiomed.org/) in San Antonio, Texas. Thereafter, the antibodies will be tested in macaques at the Southwest National Primate Research Center, also in San Antonio, Texas (http://snprc.org/primates/macaques/). Our recombinants are also scheduled to be tested for efficacy at the University of Antwerp, Institute of Tropical Medicine (https://www.itg.be/), Antwerp, Belgium.

Why haven’t these tests been completed?

The required test method for confirming the efficacy of these recombinant forms of our antibody (to assure that they are as effective against HIV as the parent antibody) requires a very specialized test method (called the PBMC based assay test) conducted using live multiple HIV isolates (strains of the virus). As you can appreciate, this requires a very specialized lab and protocol using a process that takes several months to complete.  For this reason, we have engaged 2 labs to independently complete these necessary tests, one in Texas (https://www.txbiomed.org/) and one in Antwerp, Belgium (https://www.itg.be/). We have also requested another lab in Milan, Italy (also known for its expertise in conducting these tests) to provide a proposal for testing. These test results will be completed before the end of this year. We wish this could be completed sooner but this is the necessary timetable required.

A more rapid (and cheaper) test is used by some researchers – called the rapid fluorescent assay method [TZM-bl cells]. However, this procedure performs the test using pseudo viruses, not actual HIV viruses and is known to fail to provide a true reading as to efficacy. This fact of non-concordance between the TZM-bl rapid throughput test method and the test method we are using, called the PBMC-based in vitro neutralization test, is well documented dating back to 2008 (Polonis, et al., Virology 375, pp. 315–320 (2008)).

 Why many researchers would use a test known to not produce a valid result is hard to believe as there is no rational reason for using such a test if it produces an erroneous result. Could this be part of the reason why further meaningful progress has not been made over these many years?

Patenting our technology.

We have just filed a comprehensive additional patent on the technology for using our recombinant monoclonal antibodies to treat HIV. This application covers the precise multiple recombinant antibody configurations that have been created (and their equivalents). This additional application is being filed in the U.S. with foreign country applications to follow.

Complimentary therapy to our monoclonal antibody.

As a second and complimentary therapy, we have now created another functional antibody category called "IgA antibody” that can be used against HIV. IgA antibodies protect against HIV infections that occur at mucosal surfaces, specifically, for example, vaginal, anal and oral mucosal surfaces of the human body. HIV exposure at the mucosal surfaces accounts for the majority of HIV infections which occur upon initial contact with the HIV virus.

This therapy will expectedly provide a protective immunological defense against initial exposure to HIV virus at mucosal surfaces, such as occurs in the passage of the virus from mother to child through maternal breast feeding or other body to body contact.

Just this week, our lab completed production of this IgA antibody form and initial tests of its ability to bind to the gp 41 structure of the HIV virus have been positive. Our development of this additional technology is continuing.

An additional strategy is now also being pursued

Recall that combination therapy always offers a potential for a superior and more complete control of any infectious disease and few if any diseases are more difficult to control than the HIV virus. As an additional approach to controlling and eliminating the HIV virus from the human body, we are cooperating with a University research lab to use our antibody to deliver cell-killing drugs or radionuclides or toxins to the virus to eliminate persistent reservoirs of HIV infection. 

Let me explain this approach.

Our Clone 3 antibody, has been shown to neutralize (render incapable of replicating) the virus by itself. But, an additional strategy is to deliver further controlling drugs or radionuclides or toxins to the virus to provide additional effective control. In non-medical terms, the approach is to deliver a “hand grenade” to the virus to destroy it. To be effective, a delivery system must effectively deliver the “grenade” to the HIV virus – and deliver it to a site on the virus that is always present in all of the 5000+ various strains of the virus now known to exist.

This is what we know our antibody is capable of doing and why it is valuable. In this therapy, the control drug or radionuclides or toxins are attached to our antibody – which we know binds to the virus and which we know binds to the virus at a site that exists in virtually all of 5000+ strains of the virus now known.

In such an approach, it is critical to use an antibody that binds to the HIV virus at a site that will always be present – even as the HIV virus “mutates” (changes its amino acid structure). It is well known that the virus readily mutates but we also know that all the mutation variants of the virus continue to contain the “binding site” to which our antibody binds. You can see the invariant site to which our antibody binds as shown on our website at http://www.bioclonetics.com/effectiveness.html. Our antibody’s binding site exists in 98% of all 5000+ HIV virus strains now know.

This is just a further use of our technology for developing an effective control and neutralization of the virus. We are encouraged by this current effort.

We greatly appreciate your being a part of all of these efforts. Stay tuned for further updates and results.  Share our technology with those you know.

Best regards,

Charles Cotropia

BioClonetics

A FURTHER ADDITIONAL USE OF OUR MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY BEING TESTED

about 1 year ago

A FURTHER ADDITIONAL USE OF OUR MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY BEING TESTED

To all of our new and current investors, we thank you for your continued support and want to report an additional strategy making use of our technology to control and eliminate the HIV virus.

As we have reported, we have 2 strategies ongoing:

  • Our parent antibody has been tested against multiple HIV viral isolates (strains of the virus) and has been shown to neutralize these virus strains. We have produced recombinants of this parent antibody (necessary for animal and clinical trials) and are in the process of testing the recombinants against multiple isolates (strains) of the virus.
  • As a second and complimentary therapy, we are also creating another functional antibody category called "IgA antibody” that can be used against HIV. IgA antibodies protect against HIV infections that occur at mucosal surfaces, specifically, for example, vaginal, anal and oral mucosal surfaces of the human body. HIV exposure at the mucosal surfaces accounts for the majority of HIV infections which occur upon initial contact with the HIV virus.

This therapy will expectedly provide a protective immunological defense against initial exposure to HIV virus at mucosal surfaces, such as occurs in the passage of the virus from mother to child through maternal breast feeding or other body to body contact.

An additional 3rd strategy is now also being pursued. 

  • Recall that combination therapy always offers a potential for a superior and more complete control any infectious disease and few if any are more difficult to control that the HIV virus. As an additional approach to controlling and eliminating the HIV virus from the human body, we are cooperating with a University research lab to use our antibody to deliver cell-killing drugs or radionuclides or toxins to the virus to eliminate persistent reservoirs of HIV infection. 

Let me explain this approach.

  • Our Clone 3 antibody, can – we expect – neutralize (render incapable of replicating) the virus by itself. But, an additional strategy is to deliver further controlling drugs or radionuclides or toxins to the virus to provide additional effective control. In non-medical terms, the approach is to deliver a “hang grenade” to the virus to destroy it. To be effective, a delivery system must effectively deliver the “grenade” to the HIV virus – and delivery it to a site on the virus that is always present in all of the 5000+ various strains of the virus now know.
  • This is what our antibody is capable of doing and why it is valuable. In this therapy, the control drug or radionuclides or toxins are attached to our antibody – which we know binds to the virus and which we know binds to the virus at a site that exists in virtually all of 5000+ strains of the virus now known.

In such an approach, it is critical to use an antibody that binds to the HIV virus at a site that will always be present – even as the HIV virus “mutates” (changes its amino acid structure). It is well known that the virus readily mutates but we also know that all the mutation variants of the virus continue to contain the “binding site” to which our antibody binds. You can see the invariant site to which our antibody binds as shown on our website at http://www.bioclonetics.com/effectiveness.html. Our antibody’s binding site exists in 98% of all 5000+ HIV virus strains now know.

This is just a further use of our technology for developing an effective control and neutralizing effect of the virus. We are encouraged by this current effort. We greatly appreciate your being a part of it.

Best regards,

Charles Cotropia

BioClonetics

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TODAY’S KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE AIDS 2018 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF OUR MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY TO A CURE FOR HIV

about 1 year ago

TODAY’S KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE AIDS 2018 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF OUR MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY TO A CURE FOR HIV

Welcome to all of our new investors.

In his keynote address today to the 18,000 attendants from 180 countries at the AIDS 2018 International Conference, Dr. Anthony Fauci emphasized our long held view that long-lasting control of HIV infection without antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a feasible goal and that one primary approach to such a therapy can be expected to be found in the use of broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies (bNAbs)

Of course, we have preached this for years and our findings, in conjunction with previous tests explains why.

Dr. Fauci is head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). His lecture today was titled, “Durable Control of HIV Infection in the Absence of Antiretroviral Therapy: Opportunities and Challenges.” In his presentation, Dr. Fauci recognized that one promising approach to what would be an effective cure of HIV is:

  • Use of broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies (bNAbs) that can stop nearly all strains of HIV from infecting the human cells providing a continual interventions for long-lasting, retroviral-free remission.
  • He recognized that a combination of two or three broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies may provide the answer, in a manner akin to combination antiretroviral therapy.

How does Dr. Fauci’s words apply to our technology?

Our Clone 3 monoclonal antibody is broadly neutralizing.

This means that the site on the HIV virus to which our Clone 3 antibody binds is highly conserved, namely this particular virus structure exits in virtually all strains of the HIV virus.

Specifically, an analysis of the amino-acid surface composition of the 4,556 clinical HIV viral isolates (strains) recorded in the U.S. Government’s National Laboratory HIV Database (which maps the amino-acid topography of the clinical HIV viral isolates) reveals that 3,510 HIV clinical viral isolates (strains) have an exact match for the minimal essential “core” epitope (KLIC) to which our Clone 3 antibody binds. Another 956 of the clinical HIV isolates have a conservative match to Clone 3 epitope to which Clone 3 would bind.

Thus, 4,466 (3,510 + 956) clinical HIV isolates (98% of the total known) have an amino-acid sequence (epitope) that would be bound by our Clone 3 antibody, leaving only 2% of HIV isolates that do not have an identical or conserved epitope that is capable of being bound by our Clone 3 antibody. This is the definition of a broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibody. For more specifics, see http://www.bioclonetics.com/effectiveness.html.

Thus, the Company's Clone 3 therapy can be expected to be effective against 98% of all HIV isolates found around the world and is clearly a broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibody.

Why is it important that a neutralizing antibody be broadly neutralizing?

If an anti-HIV antibody does not have broad effect, it means that the antibody is targeting a portion of the virus that will mutate and while it might be effective initially, the virus “mutates around the antibody”.  This is called “virus escape” – a euphemism used by big pharma to report (without clearly admitting) that their antibody will not work in the real world. 

Has there ever been a big pharm who has spent millions of dollars on an antibody that faced “virus escape”? 

Yes, several.  One example is the antibody VRC01 produced and tested by Vaccine Research Center in conjunction with the National Institute of Health (NIH).  In their studies of use of the anti-HIV antibody VRC01, it was found that patients treated experienced viral rebound (virus escape) shortly after suspension of the administration.  https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1608243. Thus, there is a need for a broadly neutralizing antibodies having the potential for a therapeutic cure without allowing “virus escape”.

Because our monoclonal antibody targets a portion of the virus that does not change, mutations of the virus will still contain the core KLIC epitope to which our antibody binds. Significant testing demonstrates the basis for this expectation. Specifically, in in vitro tests conducted in five independent laboratories, CLONE 3 has been tested against 43 clinical HIV isolates (strains) of the virus. CLONE 3 demonstrated that it successfully neutralizes 41 of them – thus neutralizing 95% of those against which it was tested.

These results were the product of testing in the following 5 independent laboratories:

1. University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA (Jay Levy, M.D.)

2. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA (Kenneth Ugen, Ph.D.)

3. Polymun Scientific, GmbH, Vienna, AUSTRIA, (Hermann Katinger, Ph.D.)

4. Duke University, Durham, NC, USA (David Montefiori, Ph.D.)

5. Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Harvard

Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, (Ruth Ruprecht, M.D., Ph.D.)

Current Update

As recently reported, we have created recombinants of the parent antibody, a form required by the FDA for use in clinical trials and patient therapy. These recombinants have demonstrated much stronger binding to HIV gp41, indicating that their neutralization capability is expected to be more potent than the parent antibody.

We are awaiting testing of the recombinants in the PBMC-based neutralization assay tests. These tests involve use of live HIV isolates and thus the tests require significant preparation and lead time. This testing will be conducted by Texas Biomedical Research Institute (https://www.txbiomed.org/), San Antonio, Texas.

A Second Therapy is Also Now Being Created.

From our technology, we have also just initiated a separate and highly complementary therapeutic approach to treating HIV.

The first recombinant antibody form (call the IgG antibody structure) is our product #1. This IgG antibody form of our antibody protects against HIV replication within the human blood circulatory system. In other words, this form of the antibody (the IgG antibody structure) prevents the virus from replicating in the human body – a step critical to providing an HIV cure.

As a second and complimentary therapy, we are also creating another functional antibody category called "IgA antibody” that can be used against HIV – a product #2. This IgA antibody is expected to be completed in the next few weeks and will also be tested against a fully panel of HIV isolates. IgA antibodies protect against HIV infections that occur at mucosal surfaces, specifically, for example, vaginal, anal and oral mucosal surfaces of the human body. HIV exposure at the mucosal surfaces accounts for the majority of HIV infections which occur upon initial contact with the HIV virus.

This therapy will expectedly provide a protective immunological defense against initial exposure to HIV virus at mucosal surfaces, such as occurs in the passage of the virus from mother to child through maternal breast feeding or other body to body contact.

We will report these results as soon as they are available.

Best regards,

Charles Cotropia

CEO BioClonetics

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Great Progress!

about 1 year ago

We are making great progress in validating our anti-HIV monoclonal antibody technology. We urge all of our followers and prospective investors to join us in the advancement of our technology. Your investment makes our ultimate success possible.

As we have reported, our parent monoclonal antibody has been previously tested in 5 international labs and shown to effectively neutralize multiple HIV isolates (strains of the virus) (http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html). We have prepared the required recombinant antibodies, required by the FDA for use in patient therapy, from the parent antibody and are in the process of testing these recombinants to demonstrate that they are equally as effectiveness as the parent antibody.

In the initial tests of our parent antibody, the antibody was tested by the 5 labs using the most strenuous and sophisticated test system – known as a PBMC-based neutralization assay test. In such test, an antibody is tested against live HIV viruses. The use of this test methodology is significant in that we are confident that it is far more reliable than other “rapid tests” methodologies (such as the TZM.bl assay test) that have been designed to provide quick results but results that do not have concordance with the more direct and sophisticated PBMC-based neutralization assay test. Such rapid tests can be conducted quickly and less expensively but because the test does not measure the effectiveness against real world HIV viral strains - but rather uses pseudo viruses – they do not represent the real world presented by actual HIV viral strains.

Others do use such tests – since they are less time consuming and less expensive – but it is clear that testing against a pseudo virus is not the same as testing against actual HIV viral isolates. And those using these lesser tests have not provided a successful therapy.

Identifying labs with the expertise and sophistication to conduct the more sophisticated PBMC-based neutralization tests is a challenge – in large part because of the extra complexity introduced by the necessity of using live HIV virus in conducting the tests. We have the benefit of the partnering with Texas Biomedical Research Institute who has expertise in conducting PBMC-based assay testing. Plans are now being made for using such methodology to tests the 6 recombinant antibodies we have produced.

Additionally, just this week, we have engaged a second West coast lab with the specialized capability of performing PBMC-based assay testing. We have engaged this lab to test our recombinant antibodies against 10 different HIV isolates (strains of the virus). These tests, combined with those expected from Teas BioMedical, will provide an accurate evaluation of how our antibody will function in actual clinical trials and patient therapy.

Your investment makes these tests possible.

A Second Therapy is Also Now Being Created.

Using our technology, we have also just initiated a separate and highly complementary therapeutic approach to treating HIV.

As we have described, from the parent antibody, a first recombinant antibody form (call the IgG antibody structure) has been created. And as just described, these recombinants are scheduled to be tested in PBMC-based assays against HIV isolates (strains of the virus) in 2 separate labs.

This IgG antibody form of our antibody protects against HIV replication within the human blood circulatory system. In other words, this form of the antibody (the IgG antibody structure) prevents the virus from replicating in the human body – a step critical to providing an HIV cure.

But, there is another functional antibody category called "IgA antibody” that can be used against HIV. IgA antibodies protect against HIV infections that occur at mucosal surfaces, specifically, for example, vaginal, anal and oral mucosal surfaces of the human body.

HIV exposure at the mucosal surfaces accounts for the majority of HIV infections which occur upon initial contact with the HIV virus.

Procedures are now available for creating this IgA structure from our existing IgG structure (this is called a "class-switch"). We have today initiated the process for creating this IgA structure by "class switching". This process uses currently available biotechnological methodology – starting with our now known recombinant IgG antibody structure and producing the IgA structure – resulting in an additional protective structural class of antibodies. This therapy will expectedly provide a protective immunological defense against initial exposure to HIV virus at mucosal surfaces, such as occurs in the passage of the virus from mother to child through maternal breast feeding.

Our lab is now producing this second line of defense. Preparation of this IgA structure is in progress as you read this update.

Your investment makes this second line of defense possible.

We thank you for your support. It makes our progress possible.

Best regards,

Charles

Charles Cotropia

CEO BioClonetics

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Our Progress Continues - Thanks to All New Investors

about 1 year ago

To all New and Existing Investors and to our Followers,

We extend our sincere appreciation and welcome to all of our new investors. We have had many new investors join us recently and we thank each of you for your confidence in our technology.

Many have also indicated an intention to invest. If you have done so but have not finalized your investment, we ask that you do so while our campaign is still ongoing. If you are asked by Startengine to re-confirm your investment, please do so as your support makes our progress possible.

We have made great progress this week. Importantly, additional recombinant antibodies have been created and were yesterday delivered to our research partner the Texas BioMedical Research Institute (https://www.txbiomed.org/) in San Antonio, Texas, for testing. Texas BioMedical will test these recombinants against a full panel of HIV isolates (strains of the virus) to confirm their effectiveness in neutralizing the HIV virus. As you can appreciate, such testing can only be completed in a highly specialized laboratory and will take some time to complete.

For those that are new to our team, let me back up and give me a bit of background leading to where we are today. As our existing investors know, we have previously produced a fully human monoclonal anti-HIV antibody and have successfully tested this parent antibody in 5 separate international labs where it neutralized (at IC 90) 95% of primary HIV isolates - from HIV clades A, B, C, E and F - against which it was tested. These tests were conducted at University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA (Jay Levy, M.D.); University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA (Kenneth Ugen, Ph.D.); Polymun Scientific, GmbH, Vienna, AUSTRIA, (Hermann Katinger, Ph.D.); Duke University, Durham, NC, USA (David Montefiori, Ph.D.); Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, (Ruth Ruprecht, M.D., Ph.D.). These results can be viewed on our website at - http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html.

We have now produced recombinant forms of the antibody – this is the form that is necessary for use in patient therapy and thus they must be tested before reaching clinical trials.

Six distinctive recombinants have been produced for testing.  These are each slight variants which will provide an increased likelihood of identifying the most effective therapeutic. Additionally, Texas BioMedical is associated with the animal trial facility at the Southwest National Primate Research Center, also in San Antonio, Texas (http://snprc.org/primates/macaques/) and animal trials using our recombinant antibodies will be conducted there.

We are also preparing additional patent applications covering the original created recombinants and newly created variant recombinants that have just been produced.

We are looking further into the future by having discussions with pharmaceutical companies (both in the U.S. and in foreign countries) who we expect to interest in partnering with us to take our technology into clinical trials.

Your support and investment has made all this possible and we extend our thanks to you for joining us in this journey. Although progress in this field does take time, we are aligning ourselves with those capable of reaching our goal of providing a successful therapy against HIV.

Thanks again for your support.

Best regards,

Charles

Charles Cotropia

CEO

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OUR CAMPAIGN CLOSES IN 24 DAYS - A GREAT SUCCESS THANKS TO ALL OF OUR INVESTORS.

about 1 year ago

Update to all of our investors and followers,

We wholeheartedly welcome all of our new investors. Thank you for your investment and support. This report will bring you up-to-date.

Our crowdfunding efforts on www.startengine.com/bioclonetics will end in 24 days on July 2. We ask that any investor who have not finalizing his or her investment, please do so. Your support makes our progress possible. We also ask that you consider sharing our technology with friends and acquaintances. We believe they will have the same interest in our efforts as you do.

Within the last week, we have completed the production of 3 additional recombinants of our parent antibody which will now be tested for efficacy with the original 3 recently prepared recombinants.

As you will recall, our parent antibody has been successfully tested in 5 international laboratories where it demonstrated the ability to neutralize (at IC 90) 95% of primary HIV isolates - from HIV clades A, B, C, E and F - against which it was tested. These tests were conducted at University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA (Jay Levy, M.D.); University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA (Kenneth Ugen, Ph.D.); Polymun Scientific, GmbH, Vienna, AUSTRIA, (Hermann Katinger, Ph.D.); Duke University, Durham, NC, USA (David Montefiori, Ph.D.); Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, (Ruth Ruprecht, M.D., Ph.D.). These results can be viewed on our website at - http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html.

Recombinants of the parent antibody are required by the FDA for use in clinical trials and then patient therapy.  We have previously produced 3 recombinants of the parent and now have produced 3 additional recombinants.  These new recombinants are slight variations of the previously completed recombinants. Each of the now 6 recombinants are scheduled for testing at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute (https://www.txbiomed.org/).

We are fortunate to have the assistance of this world-renowned Institute to complete the testing of these recombinants.

Why have we produced additional recombinants?

Let me use this analogy. Assume you are the CEO of The Coca-Cola company. Your technical staff suggest that the formula for the “original Coke” product can be improved. Indeed, your team sets out to produce “New Coke” and supply it to the market. You are aware that your original formula is a success - in fact, over the company’s 126-year existence, you have sold billions upon billions of Coke products. When “New Coke” is introduced, you find that there are benefits to both “New Coke” and to “Classic Coke”. The formulation is ever so slightly different but each has its strong points. Note that only you can produce “New Coke” as you have the secret formula unknown to your competitors.

In our case, we have the complete amino acid sequence that programs for our monoclonal antibody. The parent monoclonal is composed of a sequence of 1346 amino acids that program for the antibody. These amino acids can be visualized as a long string-like pearl necklace that make up the antibody. From this formulation of 1346 amino acids, “recombinants” can be produced (as are required by the FDA for patient therapy) and by changing any one of the 1346 amino acids, a new recombinant is formed.

We don’t know how The Coca Cola Company decided which ingredient to change to produce “New Coke”.  We do know where along the 1346 amino acid sequence of our antibody changes can improve efficacy. The Coca Cola Company probably knew the same.

Each of the 6 recombinants will now be tested.  We could end up with both a “Classic Coke” and “New Coke” for use in patient therapy.

Given that our crowdfunding effort will conclude on July 2, we ask that you consider finalizing your investment if you have not done so.  We also ask that you consider sharing our technology with friends and acquaintances. We believe they will have the same interest in our technology and our efforts as you have.

Best regards,

Charles

Charles Cotropia

CEO BioClonetics

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WHY MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES ARE SUPERIOR TO USING ANTIRETROVIRALS TO TREAT HIV.

about 1 year ago

One of our followers posed the following insightful and significant question.  We believe the question and our answer will be of interest to all of our investors and followers:

Question: 

Can you address, with excruciating clarity, whether your work is focused on viral suppression (management) or an actual cure? As someone who is HIV+ and who has followed research in this field for years, we are constantly hearing of 'breakthroughs,' but almost every one is focused on suppression to undetectable levels (which of course, is wonderful!), but there seems to be a 'gap' when it comes to actually finding a CURE that will render an HIV positive person 100% cleared of the virus.

Answer:

First, there is an important and critical difference between the way antibodies work as compared to the way chemotherapy (antiretrovirals (ARVs) – the current treatment for HIV) works in the body. Both have a place but they significantly differ in the following way.

CHEMOTHERAPY (ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY) FOLLOWS THE FIRST ORDER PHARMACOKINETICS

Chemotherapy (antiretroviral therapy) follows First Order Pharmacokinetics meaning it offers at best a fractional kill of the viral burden leaving a percentage of the virus remaining after each cycle of antiretroviral therapy. If the chemotherapy provides a 90% kill, there will always be 10% of the virus remaining. Thus, even though therapy is repeated, there will always be a residual virus remaining - although diminishing, it will always be present. Moreover, if the virus mutates in a way to escape the effectiveness of the chemotherapy, the chemotherapy will never completely rid the body of the virus. Consider this example - assume you have deadly bacteria on your lab work bench (or for that matter on your kitchen floor) and you use a chemical that you know will be 90% effective against the bacteria. When you use it, you leave 10% of the bacteria alive and it reproduces to re-infect the area. No matter how many times you use the chemical, you always leave 10% alive and while you diminish the bacteria, it will always remain.

Thus, ARVs can never produce a zero-virus load in the body, since a fraction (e.g., 10%) of the virus burden remains as a result after each cycle of ARV treatment.

IMMUOTHERAPY (ANTIBODY THERAPY) FOLLOWS ZERO ORDER PHARMACOKINETICS

Monoclonal antibody therapy is immunotherapy, which operated under a different mechanism than antiretroviral therapy.  Specifically, immunotherapy follows Zero Order Pharmacokinetics – meaning that it can theoretically achieve a 100% neutralization of the virus. As a result, monoclonal antibody therapy can eradicate all (100%) of HIV present while ARVs only remove a fraction of the virus. Again, back to my analogy – assume your lab workbench contains deadly bacteria – if you can remove all of the bacteria (100%), then there are no remaining remnants to continue to infect the area.

In summary, monoclonal antibody therapy follows Zero Order Pharmacokinetics – meaning that it can theoretically neutralization 100% of the virus.  Antiretroviral therapy follows First Order Pharmacokinetics - meaning it achieves--at best--only a fractional log viral kill. Thus, ARVs do not offer the prospect of a cure.

This is not to say that the two therapies may not someday be used hand and glove – meaning chemotherapy could be used to reduce the viral load and immunotherapy (monoclonal antibodies) used to clean out the residual viral load.

Now, let’s look one step further.

Not every monoclonal antibody will be successful. Specifically, a monoclonal antibody that attacks the virus at a site on the virus that mutates will ultimately be evaded by the virus.  For example, the monoclonal antibody VRC01, produced by Vaccine Research Center, was found to delay but not prevent HIV rebound after antiretroviral treatment interruption. http://www.aidsmap.com/VRC01-antibody-delays-but-does-not-prevent-HIV-rebound-after-antiretroviral-treatment-interruption/page/3047632/.  Other attempts such as use of CRISPR/Cas9, have not been successful.  While this therapy suppresses the virus, the same process that inactivates the deadly virus may also enable it to escape the treatment. http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45757/title/How-HIV-Can-Escape-an-Experimental-CRISPR-Therapy/.

Thus, for a monoclonal antibody therapy to have conclusive effect, it must target an immutable (non-varying) site on the virus – otherwise the virus “escapes” around it. Our antibody targets an immutable site on the virus (located on the part of the virus known as “gp 41”) and has been shown to fully neutralize the virus (all clades and groups) in in vitro tests conducted in 5 international labs (University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA (Jay Levy, M.D.); University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA (Kenneth Ugen, Ph.D.); Polymun Scientific, GmbH, Vienna, Austria, (Hermann Katinger, Ph.D.); Duke University, Durham, NC, USA (David Montefiori, Ph.D.) and Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, (Ruth Ruprecht, M.D., Ph.D.).  (http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html) These tests also demonstrated that the antibody is effective against all clades and groups found around the world. http://www.bioclonetics.com/effectiveness.html

 We trust that this explanation provides some insight why we believe that application of monoclonal antibodies will be critical to successfully addressing the HIV pandemic.

Our Progress Toward a Cure for HIV

over 1 year ago

To all New and Existing Investors,

We extend our sincere appreciation and welcome to all of our new investors. Your confidence in our technology is sincerely appreciated and fully recognized. Please share this updated information about our technology with your friends and acquaintances as their interest may be the same as yours.

We have made great progress this week. Importantly, we have completed the necessary formal agreements leading to the arrangement with the Texas BioMedical Research Institute (https://www.txbiomed.org/) in San Antonio, Texas, a world class institution, for the testing of the recombinant antibodies that have just been produced. Texas BioMedical will test our recombinants against a full panel of HIV isolates (strains of the virus) to confirm their effectiveness in neutralizing the HIV virus. As you can appreciate, such testing can only be completed in a highly specialized laboratory.

For those that are new to our team, let me back up and give me a bit of background leading to where we are today. As our existing investors know, we have previously produced a fully human monoclonal anti-HIV antibody and have successfully tested this parent antibody in 5 separate international labs where it neutralized (at IC 90) 95% of primary HIV isolates - from HIV clades A, B, C, E and F - against which it was tested. These tests were conducted at University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA (Jay Levy, M.D.); University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA (Kenneth Ugen, Ph.D.); Polymun Scientific, GmbH, Vienna, AUSTRIA, (Hermann Katinger, Ph.D.); Duke University, Durham, NC, USA (David Montefiori, Ph.D.); Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, (Ruth Ruprecht, M.D., Ph.D.). These results can be viewed on our website at - http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html.

We have now produced recombinant forms of the antibody which are necessary for use in patient therapy.

This week, we completed agreements for testing these antibody recombinants against a full panel of HIV isolates to confirm that they have the same efficacy against the HIV virus as the parent antibody. These tests will be conducted at the Texas BioMedical Research Institute (https://www.txbiomed.org/) in San Antonio, Texas. A review of the credentials of Texas BioMedical will reveal the value of having our monoclonal antibodies tested at this renown institution. Additionally, Texas BioMedical is associated with the animal trial facility at the Southwest National Primate Research Center, also in San Antonio, Texas (http://snprc.org/primates/macaques/). After testing our recombinant antibodies against HIV isolates (strains of the virus), animal trials will then be available to us through this relationship.

We have also begun the preparation of additional patent applications covering the newly created recombinants and additional recombinants (variations of the parent antibody) that are also currently being produced.

We are looking further into the future by having discussions with pharmaceutical companies (both in the U.S. and in foreign countries) who we expect to interest in partnering with us to take our technology into clinical trials.

Your support and investment has made all this possible and we extend our thanks to you for joining us in this journey. Although progress in this field can and will be challenging, we are aligning ourselves with those capable of reaching our goal of providing a successfully therapy against HIV.

Thanks again for your support.

Best regards,

Charles

Charles Cotropia

CEO

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Welcome to our New Investors

over 1 year ago

Welcome and thanks to all our new investors.  We are making great progress with the support of all existing and new investors and ask that you each share our funding effort and technology with friends and acquaintances. Our thanks go out to each of you as we know the decision to invest is not an easy one and takes sacrifice, commitment and trust.

Since my last update, we have now arranged for the testing of our recombinant antibodies which have been recently produced.

I can explain the importance of recombinant antibody production in this way. As mentioned in early reports, we have previously demonstrated that our anti-HIV monoclonal antibody, produced by the parent cell line, fully neutralizes over 95% of all strains of the HIV virus against which it was tested in 5 separate international labs – the test results are shown on our website at http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html. Because the parent antibody (as is usual) does not produce sufficient quantities of our antibody for patient therapy, the antibody has been reconfigured using a fast-producing CHO cell line to provide the pharmaceutical form for further testing and patient therapy. Having produced this recombinant form, it will now be tested to confirm its effectiveness leading to animal and then clinical trials.

Now that the recombinant form of the antibody has been produced, we are moving forward with addition patent applications to cover these newly identified configurations and their function. We expect to be able to fully patent these and additional developments.  My 43 years as a practicing patent attorney should be of value to us in this effort.

We are now arranging for the testing of the newly produced recombinants against a panel of HIV isolates.  These tests are being carried out at a renowned research institute.

Once efficacy is demonstrated in these “in vitro” tests, we will move to animal trials. A well-known primate research facility will be available to us for this critical testing. Also, Serum Institute of India (www.seruminstitute.com) has expressed an interest in facilitating testing.

So, you can see we are moving forward - all with your help. Share this news with friends. And look for future updates on our Facebook “investors only page” which can be accessed at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/122827755072109

We appreciate the confidence and support shown by each of you and look forward to sharing our progress as we move forward.

Best regards,

Charles Cotropia

CEO / BioClonetics

Thanks to Your Support, Our Campaign Will Remain Open for an Additional 60 days

over 1 year ago

To our Investors and Followers:

At the request of prospective investors and given the success of our campaign and the support that has been shown by existing investors, our campaign will be open for an additional 60 days so that new investors can become part of our mission. This will allow more individuals to invest in our technology and will allow us to progress more rapidly in our development.

This extension of our campaign may require certain of our investors to reconfirm their investments. For those who will need to reconfirm, Startengine will send a notice of this requirement. We sincerely hope all our current investors reconfirm and continue to be a part of our mission.  Also, please consider sharing our story and technology with friends and acquaintances.

The additional funds raised will be applied toward the continued development of our anti-HIV monoclonal antibody. As I have reported, we have previously demonstrated that our monoclonal antibody fully neutralizes over 95% of all strains of the HIV virus against which it was tested in 5 separate international labs – the test results are shown on our website at http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html.

We are encouraged now more than ever in that we have successfully produced the recombinant form of the antibody – the form necessary for ultimate use in patient therapy – and are scheduling confirmation testing against a full panel of live HIV virus strains (isolates). We are working with a superbly qualified institution where these “in vitro” tests will be conducted. Preparation of additional variations of our antibody (variations of the parent antibody in recombinant form) are also under production at this moment and these will likewise be tested for efficacy. 

Once efficacy is demonstrated in these tests, we will move to animal trials. A well-known primate research facility will be available to us for this critical testing.

So, you can see we are moving forward – all with your help. Share this news with friends. And look for future updates on our Facebook “investors only page” which can be accessed at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/122827755072109

We appreciate the confidence and support shown by each of you and look forward to sharing our progress as we move forward.

Best regards,

Charles Cotropia

CEO/BioClonetics

Amending our Securities Offering

over 1 year ago

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BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, Inc. has extended their campaign and updated their financials.


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OUR CAMPAIGN CLOSES IN 6 DAYS - A GREAT SUCCESS THANKS TO ALL OF OUR INVESTORS1

over 1 year ago

Our campaign closes in 6 days!  It has been a great success and we extend our most heartfelt thanks to all those who have invested in our technology and vision.

We have been supported by over 250 investors and have greatly surpassed our initial goal.  Our thanks go out to each of you as we know the decision to invest is not an easy one and takes sacrifice, commitment and trust. 

Let me outline where we are and where we are headed - all with your support. Do consider sharing our story and commitment with your friends and acquaintances.

As you know, we have previously demonstrated that our anti-HIV monoclonal antibody fully neutralizes over 95% of all strains of the HIV virus against which it was tested in 5 separate international labs – the test results are shown on our website at http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html. Because the parent antibody (as is usual) does not produce sufficient quantities of our antibody for patient therapy, the antibody had to be reconfigured using a fast-producing CHO cell line to provide the pharmaceutical form for further testing and patient therapy. This requires producing the antibody in a recombinant form. This form of the antibody is made from the molecular sequence of the parent antibody and is required by the FDA for use in patient application. Our work in this regard has been with three world class labs – GenScript (www.genscript.com), STC Biologics (www.stcbiologics.com) and Rapid Novo (www.rapidnovor.com).  Your investment made possible confirming the identity of the 1346 amino acids that compose our antibody.  Can you image trying to precisely identify the 1346 ingredients in a recipe not having any of them initially?  Well, this was done and makes possible this next step.

From this sequence, our lab has now produced 11 separate recombinants, each based on the amino acid sequence of the parent antibody, each slightly different in structure so as to cover all potential variations of the parent and to identify the more potent. In results recently received, of these 11 recombinants produced, 3 of the recombinants demonstrate the required successful binding to the HIV virus – meaning that these 3 will be our candidates for the next step in our development – namely testing of these recombinants against live HIV isolates ((“in vitro” tests against strains of the virus). Additional recombinant variants are also now being produced and will also be tested for efficacy.  These are of s slightly different form and can be made into different therapies to protect against infection by the virus.

We are now arranging for these tests against a panel of HIV isolates at an almost century old world-renowned research institute.  Agreements in place preclude me being more specific but this recent development (within the last week) is most encouraging to us.

Once efficacy is demonstrated in these “in vitro” tests, we will move to animal trials. A well known primate research facility will be available to us for this critical testing. Also, Serum Institute of India (www.seruminstitute.com) has expressed an interest in facilitating testing.

So, you can see we are moving forward - all with your help.  Share this news with friends.  And look for future updates on our Facebook “investors only page” which can be accessed at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/122827755072109

We appreciate the confidence and support shown by each of you and look forward to sharing our progress as we move forward.

Best regards,

Charles Cotropia

 CEO BioClonetics

 


A Progress Report of Success

over 1 year ago

A Progress Report of Success

To Our Investors and Followers:

In our last update, we reported that we were producing the necessary recombinant form of our anti-HIV monoclonal antibody.  We can now report that we have achieved the results hoped for in this developmental step.

As background, we are progressing toward preclinical trial using our anti-HIV monoclonal antibody. We have previously demonstrated that our antibody (Clone 3) fully neutralizes over 95% of all strains of the virus against which it was tested in 5 separate international labs. The labs in which these tests were completed and their results are shown on our website at http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html.

As we have also mentioned in the past, because the parent antibody (as is usual) does not produce sufficient quantities of our antibody for patient therapy, the antibody must be reconfigured using a fast-producing CHO cell line to provide the pharmaceutical form for further testing and patient therapy. This requires producing the antibody in a recombinant form. This form of the antibody is made from the molecular sequence of the parent antibody and is required by the FDA for use in patient application.

As progress from our last report, our labs have now produced 11 separate recombinants, each based on the amino acid sequence of the parent antibody, each slightly different in structure so as to cover all potential variations of the parent. Of these 11, 3 of the recombinants demonstrate the required successful binding to the HIV virus – meaning that these 3 will be our candidates for the next step in our development – namely testing of these recombinants against live HIV isolates (strains of the virus). 

Recall that the parent antibody fully neutralized 95% of all isolates against which it was tested in 5 separate labs. We hope to duplicate or improve on these results using the recombinant form of our antibody.  From there, once efficacy is demonstrated in these “in vitro” tests, we will move to animal trials, leading to clinical trials.

We have several labs with whom we will be working to complete these tests against HIV isolates and have entered into Confidentiality Agreements setting the stage for such testing.

We will keep you updated on our progress. Our fundraising campaign is continuing at www.startengine.com/bioclonetics. Please consider sharing our story and technology at www.startengine.com/bioclonetics with your friends and colleagues. Funds are needed to conduct our further develop - which we are now completing. Your spreading the word will assist us in completing our mission of developing our anti-HIV monoclonal antibody and finding a cure for HIV.

Our Facebook investor page may also be accessed where we periodically post updates of our progress. Find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/122827755072109

We appreciate the confidence and support shown by each investor and look forward to sharing our progress as it occurs.

We will stay in touch.

Best regards,

Charles Cotropia

CEO / BioClonetics

To our Investors and Followers - Amendment to our Campaign

over 1 year ago

To our investors and followers:

As our investors have been notified, we have taken a distribution of funds and at that time made amendments to our campaign.  In these amendments, we have increased our minimum investment (for new investors) from$100 to $400.  We believe the new level is reasonable in view of our objectives. We also amended the description in our convertible note to clarify that conversion of your investment to stock would be to "common stock" (adding the word "common") which is the same class of stock owned by all founders and principals of the company.

These amendments do require certain investors (who will be contacted by Startengine) to re-confirm their investment and we encourage those investors to re-confirm and continue to be a part of our team.  We ask those following our campaign to consider an investment – as our campaign must close April 30.  We expect to have results from the production of the recombinant form of our antibody (now being produced) in the very near term and we are arranging for validation testing at the Univ. of California San Francisco. These results will be significant.

 We will be sharing the results of our development as soon as they are available.  Stay tuned.

 Best regards,

Charles Cotropia

CEO

BioClonetics

Amending our Securities Offering

over 1 year ago

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BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, Inc. is extending their offering, adjusting their minimum purchase price, and updating the terms of their convertible note.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Our Technology Holds the Promise of an HIV Cure

over 1 year ago

Monoclonal Antibodies Provide the Promise of an HIV Cure

The first verified case of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) occurred almost 60 years ago. Scientists and researchers have been debating about treatments for almost 40 years.

Yet the disease remains a global and public health issue. More than 36 million live with HIV – almost 2 million of those are children.

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Almost 2 million new cases of HIV were diagnosed in 2016, the latest year data was reported.  One million people died -- 120,000 of the deaths were children. While these statistics show improvement over prior years across the 69 countries affected by the disease over prior years, UNAIDS has warned progress in stopping transmission is not occurring rapidly enough to meet global targets. Global resources targeting HIV and AIDs have plateaued, with 2016’s $19 billion dollars investment by low-to-middle income countries only 5% higher than the prior year. 

About 57% of those with an HIV diagnosis are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ARV), taking medications that don’t kill or cure the virus. The combination of medicines prevents the growth of the virus.  

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HIV’s Threat to the Immune System

Understanding how genetic engineering holds promise for a cure for HIV starts with an overview of the challenge this virus presents to the human immune system.

When bacteria, viruses or chemicals enter the human body, its immune system goes to war. Bacterial or viral invaders, called antigens, are first met by ‘helper’ T cells. Once called into action, the helper T cells stimulate B cells. These B cells create customized antibodies (or immunoglobulins) that attach or bind to the antigen. The antibody ‘scouts’ have a critical role, since they ‘mark’ specific antigens as enemies to the system. Now the immune system’s ‘killer’ T cells know how to recognize the antigens that must be attacked and destroyed. This process helps the body eliminate the invaders and return to peaceful, normal function.

HIV targets and kills the ‘helper’ T cells, cutting the connection to B cells and stalling the critical process of antibody production. The result? The immune system is unable to identify antigens, ‘killer’ T cells can’t find invaders, and the immune system’s ability to protect is compromised.

Latest HIV Drugs Continue to Focus on Slowing Virus Growth

The most recent FDA-approved medicine is called Biktarvy -- it’s a combination antiretroviral drug with three medications:

  • Bictegravir is an integrase inhibitor. Integrase is an HIV enzyme essential for viral replication. The integrase inhibitor prevents HIV from pasting its DNA into T-cells.
  • Emtricitabine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). A reverse transcriptase is another HIV enzyme -- this one copies RNA back to DNA, like a car driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Reverse transcriptase allows the virus to insert its DNA to the host cell's DNA, forcing the cell to make more of the virus. Reverse transcriptase inhibitors prevent the HIV virus from replicating itself.
  • Tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) is a reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) sold only as a combination drug. Compared to other NRTIs, TAF has been shown to have fewer adverse effects on kidney function and bone density.

Biktarvy must be taken daily. Its audience? Adults who have never taken HIV medication before or those with HIV less than 50 copies / mL of the virus who need to replace their current regimen.

Test results showed a reduced HIV viral load in most patients with no one discontinuing trial due to adverse side effects or renal failure. But the drug warns of the possibility of lactic acid buildup in the blood (lactic acidosis) and severe liver problems.

While test results are favorable, Biktarvy remains daily regimen with a risk of liver damage and is an adult-only solution.

Better news is needed.

Genetically Engineered Monoclonal Antibodies Opened the Door

More than 40 years ago, biomedical researchers found a way to fuse a B cell that was creating customized antibodies with an immortal B cell – one that would continue to divide and grow – resulting in a cell that could target a specific invader and have a long cell life.  Their discovery, monoclonal antibodies, has fueled disease research.

The first monoclonal antibodies were created with animal cells, making them less compatible with human immune systems. A solution must be fully humanized to prevent patient rejection.  And since HIV can also compromise the effectiveness of vital ‘killer’ T cells, the most effective monoclonal antibody must be able to stop the HIV virus cells from reproducing.

BioClonetics’ Solution 

Through many years of research and development, the BioClonetics research team created a cell line that produces a fully human monoclonal antibody, the Clone 3 antibody that binds to the HIV virus. Importantly, tests in the international research institutes of Harvard Medical School, Duke University, University of California San Francisco, University of South Florida and Polymun Scientific show that Clone 3 neutralizes over 95% of primary HIV strains (isolates) against which it has been tested.

More significant, however, is the fact that the target site on the HIV virus to which the Clone 3 antibody binds is immutable – in other words, the binding site is always present from virus strain to virus strain. Today, there are more than 6000 strains of the HIV virus worldwide and it is critical that an antibody target a site that is immutable (always present).  Otherwise, the antibody will fail to have a sustained ability to defeat the virus.  In the case of the Clone 3 antibody, the target site exists (either directly or by way of conservative amino acid substitutions) in 98% of the 6000 strains currently known.

This success rate far outpaces current FDA approved treatments, and the company is quickly moving forward to complete additional testing and seeking support to launch animal trials this year.

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Why BioClonetics’ Clone 3 Antibody is the right solution.

BioClonetics’ Clone 3 Antibody provides the following advantages over current HIV medications:

  • Clone 3 is a fully human monoclonal antibody (preventing rejection) targeting and neutralizing HIV.
  • Clone 3 is non-toxic.
  • Clone 3 has been shown to be 100% effective against over 95% of all strains and viral subtypes of HIV-1 against which it has been tested.
  • Once validated as a therapy for those who have HIV, knowledge of the binding site of Clone 3 to the virus makes possible a prophylactic vaccine to prevent uninfected populations from contracting the HIV virus.

The net result is a solution that is safer, will provide a much-needed immunotherapeutic cure rather than a lifelong treatment, and at a cost substantially lower than current medical therapies.

Response from medical and scientific communities has been positive.

I am very happy and excited to see the development of this monoclonal antibody move ahead. Combination neutralizing monoclonal antibody treatment of HIV+ mothers and their infants offers a potential alternative to the current nevirapine regimen which has some significant problems in creating drug resistant virus variants and could also be used in combination with newer proposed interventions such as tenofovir. Clone 3, in combination with other neutralizing monoclonal antibodies, offers the potential for safely protecting infants from infection from a broad range of primary HIV-1 isolates, and I look forward to being involved in its clinical evaluation.          

Yvonne J. Bryson

Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases,

David Geffen School Of Medicine at UCLA

BioClonetics' immunologic proposal is of significant importance in the development of immunotherapy for HIV patients worldwide. Demonstration of neutralization of primary clinical HIV isolates in vitro is critical to the ultimate step of in vivo application of monoclonal anti-HIV antibody to be effectively utilized in passive immunotherapy. I offer my strongest endorsement for your proposal.                                      Chuanhai Cao, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of South Florida

Despite effective anti-HIV retrovirals, clearance of HIV-1 remains a critical global health issue. We are excited to be part of your strong interdisciplinary team and you have our full support for successful advancement of your technology.                                                                          Magdalena Leszczyniecka, Ph.D., MBA                                                               CEO and President, STC Biologics, Inc.

BioClonetics is currently seeking funding to complete development of the Clone 3 antibody for pre-clinical trials within the next 12 months.  Join us and invest in this lifesaving technology.

How does BioClonetics' Clone 3 Monoclonal Antibody Prevent Continued Infection by HIV in the Human Body.

over 1 year ago

This question has been asked and I would like to provide the explanation – hopefully in a way that can be understood by all.

For HIV to replicate and be infectious, it must bind to the human CD4 cell at two receptor sites on the human cell, namely:

(1) Binding to a primary human CD4 receptor initially (where the part of the virus known as gp120 binds to the human cell), and then also

(2) Binding to a 2nd human cell co-receptors CXCR4 and/or CCR5 (where the part of the virus known as gp41 attaches to human cell).

The Clone 3 Antibody interrupts the binding of the virus to the human CD4 cells by blocking its binding to this 2nd co-receptor on the human CD4 cell surface. The second co-receptor may be CCR5 and the CXCR4 depending on the virus but in either event, Clone 3 block this binding. By blocking this binding, the HIV infection process is arrested.

The life cycle of the HIV virus begins with attachment of the virus to the human CD4 T cell, the primary receptor and then to two separate surface co- receptors on the human T-cell.

Binding to these receptors then induces a conformational change in the structure of the virus leading to fusion with the human cell. Fusion results in the release of the viral genome of the virus into the human cell.

The way Clone 3 works is that it prevents this second binding step and thus the virus is prevented from replicated in the body.

As you can appreciate, a successful cure for HIV will require the precise mechanism that will prevent the virus from entering the Human cell and thereby prevent its replication. We know that this is what our monoclonal antibody is capable of doing and we are moving forward to further prove it.

Share our technology with friends and acquaintances – at www.startengine.com/bioclonetics.

Many thanks to our investors and followers.

BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, Inc.

Progress for a Cure for HIV

over 1 year ago

To our investors and followers:

You will be receiving a notice that we are withdrawing some of the funds raised in our Startengine Crowdfunding Campaign.  This will report how your investment funds will be used.

Please note however that our campaign is continuing and we ask that you share our campaign with friends and acquaintances who would have an interest in our goal of providing a cure for HIV.

As we have mentioned, we are progressing toward preclinical trial using our anti-HIV monoclonal antibody. We have previously demonstrated that our antibody (Clone 3) neutralizes over 95% of all strains of the virus against which it was tested in 5 separate international labs. The results of these tests are shown on our website at http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html.

The creation of the recombinant forms of the antibody in now underway. This form of the antibody is make from the molecular sequence of the parent antibody and is required by the FDA for use in patient application.  Thus, this step must be achieved as we move toward pre-clinical and then clinical trials.

In this current effort, we are producing 11 separate recombinants, each slightly different in structure so as to cover all potential variations of our parent antibody. This increases significantly the potential outcome such that more than one – or perhaps several – will demonstrate efficacy.

This effort is now under way. We have the benefit of 3 world class laboratories, located in New England, Canada and China working on this production.

Once produced, this recombinant will be tested against numerous strains of the HIV virus to confirm the effectiveness as being equal to that of the parent antibody. We are arranging for the testing of the recombinants at the University of California at San Francisco.

We will keep you updated on our progress. Our fundraising campaign is continuing at www.startengine.com/bioclonetics. Do consider sharing our story and technology at www.startengine.com/bioclonetics with your friends and colleagues. This will assist us in completing our mission of finding a cure for HIV.

Our Facebook investor page may also be accessed where we will be periodically posting updates of our progress. Find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/122827755072109

We will stay in touch.

Best regards,

Charles Cotropia

CEO / BioClonetics

Notice of Funds Disbursement

over 1 year ago

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Recent NIH Tests Support A Conclusion That Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Can Be Expected to Target Viral HIV Reservoirs Where the Virus Hides in Those Infected with the Virus.

over 1 year ago

HIV excels at evading the immune system by hiding out in certain immune cells, referred to as viral reservoirs. The virus can be suppressed to very low levels with antiretroviral therapy, but quickly rebounds to high levels if a person stops taking medications as prescribed.

Researcher have for some time considered strategies for targeting these viral reservoirs but without success. Recent tests in animal trials conducted by the NIH support the expectation that broadly neutralizing antibody treatment can target these viral reservoirs. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867414009933

In these NIH tests, after receiving a course of antiretroviral therapy for their HIV-like infection, half of a group of monkeys infused with a broadly neutralizing antibody to HIV paired with an immune stimulatory compound suppressed the virus for over six months without additional treatment, according to NIAID-supported scientists. The researchers concluded that the therapy may have targeted the viral reservoir—populations of long-lived, latently infected cells that harbor the virus, and from where the virus rebounds when suppressive therapy is discontinued. The new findings support the importance of using broadly neutralizing antibodies to achieve sustained, drug-free viral remission in people living with HIV. Researchers discussed these results in their March 2018 press conference at the 25th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston.

Our monoclonal antibody (Clone 3) is just such a broadly neutralizing antibody. In tests of Clone 3 in 5 independent laboratories, Clone 3 neutralize over 95% of the 45 HIV isolates against which it was tested. Moreover, Clone 3 binds to the HIV virus (resulting in neutralization) at a site that is immutable – namely a site that is found in 98% (directly or at conserved substitution sites) of the over 6000 strains of the virus now known – meaning that it is indeed a “broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibody”.  These recent finding are most encouraging and support our expectation of the efficacy that can be expected from our monoclonal antibody.

As a status update, the recombinant form of our antibody is now being produced.  This process is time consuming and highly technical but is scheduled for completion in the next 8 weeks.  As soon as completed, the recombinant form of the antibody (which is necessary for animal and clinical trials) will be first tested against HIV strains of the virus to confirm efficacy equal to that of the parent antibody.

We appreciate the confidence and support shown by each investor and look forward to sharing our progress as it occurs.  Please consider sharing our technology and story with those you know.

BioClonetics

Progress Toward our Goal

over 1 year ago

To our investors and followers:

We are progressing in the development of our anti-HIV monoclonal antibody ( Clone 3) that has been demonstrated through testing in 5 international labs to neutralize numerous strains of the HIV virus. The results of these tests demonstrating the neutralizing capability against many different strains of the virus are shown on our website at http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html.

The creation of the recombinant forms of the antibody in now underway – this form of the antibody is required by the FDA for use in animal trials and then clinical trials. Once produced, this recombinant will be tested against numerous strains of the HIV virus followed by the required animal and clinical trials. This effort will take a short period of time but we will keep you updated as we proceed. Thereafter, binding studies will be completed to determine which of the several recombinants (and perhaps all) effectively bind to HIV isolates (strains of the virus).

To prepare the recombinant for testing, we have substantially identified the entire molecule sequence necessary for the recombinant preparation. We know our antibody consist of 1346 amino acids and have now confirmed substantially all of the sequence.

Rather than proceed to produce a single recombinant, we will be producing 11 separate recombinants, each slightly different so as to cover all possible variations. This improves the potential outcome such that more than one – or perhaps several or all – will demonstrate efficacy.

We have the benefit of having 2 world class laboratories working for us on this program. Additionally, a third lab has also been engaged. 

Thereafter, the recombinants will be tested against a full panel of HIV isolates to determine the neutralizing capability of  the varied recombinant antibodies.

Technology has significantly advanced during the past few years. The cost to complete the steps we are now taking was excessive just a few years ago but due to advancements in technology, we are able to complete these sophisticated steps with a much smaller investment. Your investments make this possible and we are making progress now at a pace that would not have been possible just a few years ago.

We will keep you updated on our progress. Our fundraising campaign is continuing at www.startengine.com/bioclonetics. Do consider sharing our story and technology at www.startengine.com/bioclonetics with your friends and colleagues. This will assist us in completing our mission of finding a cure for HIV.

Our Facebook investor page is may also be accessed where we will be periodically posting updates of our progress.  Find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/122827755072109

We will stay in touch.

Best regards,

Charles Cotropia
CEO - BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, Inc.

Our Responses to Technical Questions from an Investor Will be of Interest to All Investors

over 1 year ago

We have received the following questions from an investor and believe our answers will be of interest to all investors.  Thus, we are sharing them here.

Hi Prakask,

Thank you for your insightful questions. We can address them in this way.

1. Can you substantiate your claim that your monoclonal antibody binds to an “immutable” site on the virus?

Our Response: We have established the site on the virus to which our monoclonal binds AND the U.S. Government Los Alamos National Laboratories Viral Database has published the HIV sequences of over 5000 HIV isolates. By comparing the two, it is revealed that the binding site to which our monoclonal binds exists in 98% of those isolates known (either directly or including conservative substitutions) AND as more HIV sequences have been added to the database over numerous years, this 98% has maintained constant. (See http://www.bioclonetics.com/effectiveness.html).

Which gene?

Our Response: HIV gp41

2. What is the virus neutralization titer for your antibody?

Our Response: Clone 3 Antibody is a broadly neutralizing human monoclonal anti-HIV gp41 antibody, neutralizing across Groups M, N, and O; and Clades A, B, C, E, and F. The broad neutralization capacity of the Clone 3 Antibody—when tested against 41/43 [95%] primary clinical isolates of HIV1-1 in standardized in vitro PBMC-based neutralization assays by 5 international laboratories—was demonstrated at an Inhibitory Concentration [IC90] using <30 micrograms/ml, for a geometric mean of 5 micrograms/ml. (See http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html).

3. Will it work on long-term non-progressors (LTNP)?

Our Response: Yes.

4. Is the assay enzymatic (RT) or antigenic, like p24?

Our Response: Both assays have been utilized to determine neutralization capacity: enzymatic RT and antigenic p24; concordance between two assays is 1:1

5. What is the specificity (ability to differentiate from close homologs) & kM for binding?

Our Response: Clone 3 Antibody binds to the minimal core epitope and homologous peptides with conservative amino acid substitution; and Clone 3-like Antibody binds to HIV1 gp41 transmembrane protein with amino acid substitution within the core epitope. kM has not been determined.

6. Is your technology patented?

 Our Response: We have multiple patent applications pending and more in preparation. None are yet published and, as you can appreciate, there is no benefit prior to commercialization to issuance of a patent recognizing that a patent term is 20 years. Additionally, our methodology for producing monoclonal antibodies is proprietary and although subject to a pending patent application (unpublished) we will be making a decision regarding the issuance of patents on such methodology as opposed to protecting the methodology relying on trade secret rights – which have an unlimited life.

OUR PROGRESS IS A RESULT OF YOUR INVESTMENT

over 1 year ago

Dear Investors and all Startengine followers,

To all investors and those following us, we welcome your partnership.  Please consider sharing our campaign with your friends and acquaintances as they will likely have the same interest as you.

As we have reported, we are continuing the development of our monoclonal antibody (called Clone 3) that has been demonstrated through testing in 5 international labs to neutralize numerous strains of the HIV virus. The results of these tests demonstrating the neutralizing capability against many different strains of the virus are shown on our website at http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html.

We have today initiated the production the recombinant form of the antibody – which is required by the FDA for use in animal trials and then clinical trials. Once produced, this recombinant will be tested against numerous strains of the HIV virus followed by the required animal and clinical trials.

To prepare the recombinant for testing, we have substantially identified the entire molecule sequence necessary for the recombinant preparation. We know our antibody consist of 1346 amino acids and have now confirmed substantially all of the sequence.

Rather than proceed to produce a single recombinant, we will be producing 10 separate recombinants, each slightly different so as to cover all possible variations. This improves the potential outcome such that more than one – or perhaps several – will demonstrate efficacy.

We have the benefit of having 2 world class laboratories working for us on this program. Additionally, a third lab has also been engaged. This additional lab in under contract to the supporting Institute interested in our technology and thus the confirming work performed by this lab will be at no expense to us.  This is a great plus for us and our investors. This further demonstrates the support our technology is receiving from big pharma’s leading institutions.

Further, technology has significantly advanced during the past few years.  The cost to complete the steps we are now taking were excessive just a few years ago but due to advancements in technology, we are able to complete these sophisticated steps with much smaller investments.  Your investments make this possible and we are making progress now at a pace that would not have been possible just a few years ago.

 Further, we are continuing to engage with a world renowned institute whose primary focus on producing an anti-HIV vaccine and an effective treatment for HIV.  This relationship will be significant as be complete more confirming data as to efficacy of our monoclonal antibody.

We will keep you updated on our progress.  Do consider sharing our story and technology with your friends and colleagues.

Best regards,
Charles Cotropia
CEO - BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, Inc.

THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT, WE HAVE REACHED OUR INITIAL GOAL IN A MATTER OF DAYS.

over 1 year ago

Dear Investor and all Startengine followers,

Our fundraise is off to a great start – having surpassed our initial goal in the first few days.  Our sincere thanks go out to all those who have invested in our cause. As to those who are following us, we welcome your interest and hope you decide to join us as an investor in the future. Please also share our campaign with your friends and acquaintances as they will be as interested as you.

Funds from our fundraising will be used in the development of our anti-HIV recombinant antibody that is now being produced from our parent antibody. Here is the status of that effort.

As we have reported, we are continuing the development of our monoclonal antibody (called Clone 3) that has been demonstrated through testing in 5 international labs to neutralize numerous strains of the HIV virus. The results of these tests demonstrating the neutralizing capability against many different strains of the virus are shown on our website at http://www.bioclonetics.com/validation.html.

We are now producing the recombinant form of the antibody – which is required by the FDA for use in patient therapy. Once produced, this recombinant will be tested against numerous strains of the HIV virus and then its efficacy confirmed in tests in animal and clinical trials.

To prepare the recombinant for testing, we must identify the molecule sequence necessary for the recombinant preparation. We know our antibody consist of 1346 amino acids. In my last report, we had a consensus sequence for all but 27 of these 1346. In the most recent round of analysis, we have reduced this number to less than half of these 27. Analysis to establish the identity of the remainder is currently underway at the facilities of Genscript (www.genscript.com) in its New Jersey and Shanghai China laboratories. The results of this analysis will be available later this month.

Once the resulting data is analyzed and we are confident of a consensus sequence, the recombinant form of our antibody will be produced and then tested against HIV isolates to confirm effectiveness. Alternatively, we also have the option of producing numerous recombinants with differing sequences in an effort to identify the most potent.

Additionally, we are in discussions with a global non-profit organization whose sole focus in on the development of a treatment and vaccine against HIV. Our monoclonal is one of a few under consideration. This is a promising opportunity and will be fully explored in the New Year.

Stay in touch with us and please consider sharing our campaign with others.

Best wishes,
Charles Cotropia
CEO - BioClonetics Immunotherapeutics, Inc.

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