Nes Ziona, Israel, April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Enlivex Therapeutics Ltd. (Nasdaq: ENLV), a clinical-stage immunotherapy company, today announced that the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) selected the Company’s clinical program for prevention of cytokine storms and organ dysfunction associated with sepsis to receive a non-dilutive grant of approximately $1.0 million for 2019.  

Enlivex is eligible to receive additional grants from the IIA for this clinical program in 2020 and 2021, subject to certain terms and conditions. To date, Enlivex has received a total of approximately $4.2 million of grants from the IIA.

The IIA is an independent, publicly funded agency charged with fostering the development of industrial R&D within the State of Israel. It provides non-dilutive grants that become repayable only via royalties from future sales of products developed with the support of the IIA.

Enlivex is currently planning to initiate a Phase II trial of ALLOCETRATM studying the prevention of cytokine storms and organ dysfunction associated with sepsis and is currently planning a Phase II/III trial of ALLOCETRATM studying the prevention of complications post bone-marrow transplantations for early 2020.

Enlivex is developing a novel immunotherapy candidate with a unique mode of action that targets clinical indications defined as “life-threatening, unmet medical need,” such as preventing or treating complications associated with bone-marrow transplantations, sepsis – which is the third-leading cause of mortality in the United States after cardiovascular and cancer diseases, as well as treatment of solid tumors via immune checkpoint reprogramming, potentially increasing the efficacy of CAR-T, TCR and other anti-cancer therapies.

ABOUT ENLIVEX
Enlivex is a clinical stage immunotherapy company, developing an allogeneic drug pipeline for immune system rebalancing. Immune system rebalancing is critical for the treatment of life-threatening immune and inflammatory conditions which involve hyper-expression of cytokines (Cytokine Release Syndrome) and for which there are no approved treatments (unmet medical needs), as well as solid tumors immune-checkpoint rebalancing.  For more information, visit http://www.enlivex.com.

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ENLIVEX CONTACT:                                                                            
Shachar Shlosberger, CFO                                                                    
Enlivex Therapeutics, Ltd.                                                                      
shachar@enlivexpharm.com