Oncothyreon Inc. (Oncothyreon), is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused primarily on the development of therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer. The Company�s cancer vaccines are designed to stimulate the immune system to attack cancer cells, while its small molecule compounds are designed to inhibit the activity of specific cancer-related proteins. Its lead product candidate, Stimuvax, is a cancer vaccine being evaluated in two Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It has granted worldwide license to Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany (Merck KGaA), for the development, manufacture and commercialization of Stimuvax. Merck KGaA has completed enrollment of 1514 patients in the Phase III START trial of Stimuvax in NSCLC. In August 2014, Oncothyreon Inc acquired Alpine Biosciences, Inc.