Maxim Group Maintains Buy On ImmunoCellular Following Agreement With The California Institute

In a research report issued today, Maxim Group analyst Jason Kolbert maintained a Buy rating on ImmunoCellular Therapeutics (NYSE:IMUC) with a $4 price target, as the company announced an agreement with the California Institute of Technology for exclusive rights to novel technology for the development of certain antigen-specific T cell immunotherapies.

Kolbert said, “It is our understanding that this technology will allow the company to develop autologous hematopoietic stem cells, which are then modified and expanded to produce targeted T cells programmed to fight cancer. These reintroduced cells then live in the body and trigger the proliferation of programmed daughter cells.”

The analyst continued, “The technology originated from the labs of David Baltimore, PhD, Nobel Laureate and President Emeritus, and Robert Andrews, Millikan Professor of Biology at Caltech. We believe ImmunoCeullar is smart to continue to invest in next-generation technologies while at the same time pursuing the development of the company’s existing dendritic-based cell therapies. In that regard, we look forward to ICT-107 moving into a pivotal trial in 2015.”

According to, which measures analysts’ and bloggers’ success rate based on how their calls perform, analyst Jason Kolbert has a total average return of 9.8% and a 48.0% success rate. Kolbert has a -21.3% average return when recommending IMUC, and is ranked #321 out of 3309 analysts.

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