TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Jan 23, 2017) - Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX: HBP) (FRANKFURT: HBP) ("Helix" or the "Company"), a clinical stage immuno-oncology company developing innovative drug candidates for the prevention and treatment of cancer, is pleased to announce that its poster entitled: CAR-T cell harboring a camelid single domain antibody as a targeting agent to kill tumours expressing VEGFR2 has been accepted for presentation at the AACR Annual Meeting 2017 taking place on April 1 - 5, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, D.C., USA.

This poster reports Helix's second studies in applying camelid single domain antibody in making Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells ("CAR-T"). The poster describes preliminary data that explore the possibility of using this construct to target cancer cells that harbour the vascular epithelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) protein.

"We are delighted to have this opportunity to demonstrate again one of our Chimeric Antigen Receptor platforms based on single domain antibody design can generate robust CAR-T in preclinical studies. We are working diligently to translate these concepts into clinical candidates for solid tumour therapies," said Dr. Sven Rohmann, Helix's Chief Executive Officer. 

Presentation details are as follows:

Session Category: Clinical Research
Session Title: Innate Effectors in Immunity to Cancer
Session Date and Time: Tuesday Apr 4, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Convention Center, Halls A-C, Poster Section 30
Poster Board Number: 26

About Helix BioPharma Corp.
Helix BioPharma Corp. is an immune-oncology company specializing in the field of cancer therapy. The company is actively developing innovative products for the prevention and treatment of cancer based on its proprietary technologies. Helix's product development initiatives include its novel L-DOS47 new drug candidate and Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) based cell therapies. Helix is currently listed on the TSX and FRANKFURT under the symbol "HBP".

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