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Form 8-K for AGENUS INC


9-Nov-2012

Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 8.01. Other Events.

Agenus Inc. announced today the second complete set of results from the Phase 3 trial of GlaxoSmithKline's (NYSE: GSK) RTS,S malaria vaccine candidate (also known as Mosquirix™), which contains Agenus' QS-21 Stimulon adjuvant, were published online in the New England Journal of Medicine and announced at the International Vaccines for Africa Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. QS-21 Stimulon is a component of AS01, one of GSK's proprietary adjuvant systems used in RTS,S. When administered with standard childhood vaccines in the Phase 3 study1, efficacy of the RTS,S vaccine candidate against clinical and severe malaria in infants aged 6 to 12 weeks was 31% (clinical) and 37% (severe)2 over 12 months of follow-up after the third vaccine dose.3

The full text of the press release issued in connection with the announcement is being filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this current report on Form 8-K.

1Standard childhood vaccines used were the combined diphtheria-tetanus-whole-cell-pertussis, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (DTPwHepB/Hib) and the oral polio virus vaccine (OPV)

2Based on According To Protocol (ATP) statistical methodology

3Average risk for malaria in the control group was 0.9 clinical episodes per child per year and 2.3% of the children experienced at least one episode of severe malaria



Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

The following exhibit is filed herewith:

99.1 Press Release dated November 9, 2012


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