Kineta to Present New Vaccine Adjuvant Data at the World Vaccine Congress

New data in highly pathogenic influenza to be highlighted

Seattle, WA March 22, 2016 – Kineta, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the translational development of novel antiviral and immune modulating drugs announced today it will present new data on Kineta’s vaccine adjuvant program at the 16th Annual World Vaccine Congress in Washington DC. Dr. Kristin Bedard, Vice President R&D and Head of Virology, will be presenting during the Influenza and Respiratory Vaccines segment of the Congress on March 30th at 5:40PM. Dr. Bedard will be presenting new preclinical data on KIN 1148, Kineta’s novel vaccine adjuvant system for highly pathogenic influenza infections.

About KIN 1148 – Vaccine Adjuvant System

Kineta’s vaccine development group has identified novel immune modulating adjuvants that enhance the efficacy of existing vaccines through a balanced immune response while using lower vaccine doses. KIN 1148 is the lead compound that is in preclinical development. It was discovered through Kineta’s proprietary AViiD™ discovery platform which is focused on screening for small molecules that activate IRF-3 dependent innate immune pathways. KIN 1148 provides a targeted approach that safely stimulates innate immune protective pathways. The KIN 1148 adjuvant system targets highly pathogenic avian influenza infection and may have application in other critical infectious diseases. This program is conducted in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and University of Washington.

About Kineta

Kineta, Inc. is an emerging and sustainable biotech company that fills a void in the biopharmaceutical industry by efficiently advancing therapies from discovery to clinical proof of concept. We actively collaborate with a broad array of private, government and industry partners to advance our innovative research in autoimmune diseases, antivirals and chronic pain. Kineta has established and is expanding on a diverse pipeline of novel life improving therapies that address critical unmet patient needs. For more information on Kineta, Inc. visit our website,,

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