PDS Biotechnology Corporation (Nasdaq: PDSB), a clinical-stage immunotherapy company developing a growing pipeline of targeted immunotherapies for cancer and infectious disease, announced that it has successfully completed an End-of-Phase 2 meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for PDS0101 in combination with Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of unresectable, recurrent/metastatic human papilloma virus (HPV) 16-positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

Earlier this year, the FDA granted Fast Track designation to the combination of PDS0101 and KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of HPV16-positive HNSCC. The FDA’s Fast Track designation program is designed to aid in the development and to expedite the review of drug candidate applications that could potentially treat serious or life-threatening conditions. Treatments granted this designation are given the opportunity to have more frequent meetings and interactions with the FDA throughout the entire drug development and review process, with the goal of moving promising new drugs more rapidly through the process.

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