Agenus launches SaponiQx subsidiary

By The Science Advisory Board staff writers

September 10, 2021 -- Agenus is launching a new subsidiary dedicated to novel adjuvant discovery and vaccine design, the company announced.

The subsidiary, SaponiQx, is building a platform that aims to deliver sustainable manufacturing approaches and a secure supply of known adjuvants. In addition, the platform is designed to discover novel adjuvants and develop vaccines that use optimized antigen-adjuvant pairings, Agenus said.

The subsidiary is collaborating with Ginkgo Bioworks and using Ginkgo's metabolic engineering for novel adjuvant discovery.

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