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Leidos Earns US Patent for Peptide-Based Treatment for Cancer, Infectious Diseases

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 8, 2018 — The Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) life sciences business unit has been awarded a patent for peptide-based PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors via the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office‘s accelerated application review process for cancer immunotherapy-related discoveries, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday.

The company said Thursday the Leidos Health Life Sciences team worked on methods that use peptides as an alternative therapeutic platform to the monoclonal antibody molecule class of therapeutics for cancer and infectious diseases in an effort to increase safety while limiting cost.

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