Healthcare Industry News: Lorus Therapeutics
News Release - June 28, 2006
Chemokine Therapeutics names Guy Ely, MD as Chief Medical OfficerVANCOUVER, June 28 (HSMN NewsFeed) - Chemokine Therapeutics Corp. (the "Company") (TSX:CTI ; OTCBB:CHKT ), a biotechnology company developing chemokine-based therapies to treat cancer, blood disorders and vascular diseases, announced today that Guy Ely, M.D. has been appointed to serve as Chief Medical Officer, and will be responsible for overseeing Chemokine's overall clinical development program and regulatory filings.
Dr. Ely brings Chemokine over 21 years international experience in the pharmaceutical industry with proven expertise in medical affairs and clinical research/development of drugs in the fields of oncology, cardiovascular, anti- infectives and rheumatology. During his impressive career, Dr. Ely has supervised over 150 clinical trials. His strong business orientation with emphasis in strategic planning, business development and product evaluation have served to earn Dr. Ely international regard as a proven senior executive physician and professional consultant in the global biotech arena.
Prior to joining Chemokine, Dr. Ely served as Vice President, Clinical and Medical Affairs at Biomira, Inc., where he supervised the global clinical development of the Company's lead cancer vaccines. As Vice President, Clinical and Medical Affairs at Lorus Therapeutics, Dr. Ely directed the global clinical development of anti-cancer drugs, including leading the Phase III planning of the lead immunotherapeutic compound for pancreatic cancer in Canada and the United States. While serving as Associate Medical Director at SmithKline Beecham Canada, Inc. (now, Glaxo Beecham), he directed all clinical research and development activities, including execution of approximately 50 international clinical trials in Canada. Prior senior posts also included Vice President, Clinical and Medical Affairs at Biochem Therapeutics, Inc.; Director, Clinical Research at Abbott Laboratories Canada Inc.; Medical Director at Asta Medica, France; Manager of Clinical Investigation and Medical Advisor for Ciba-Geigy Canada, Inc.; Medical Director of A.C.I.C. Ltd; and Professor of Biology and Physics at French Lycee of New York. Dr. Ely earned his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University Paris XII: C.H.U. Henri Mondor with Certificates in Stomatology and Biochemistry.
"In Dr. Ely, we believe we have found the ideal combination of industry experience, knowledge and relationships, and fully anticipate that he will be a driving force behind the ongoing success of our clinical research and development efforts," stated Dr. Hassan Salari, President and CEO of Chemokine Therapeutics Corp.
About Chemokine Therapeutics Corp. (TSX: CTI, OTCBB: CHKT)
Chemokine Therapeutics is a product-focused biotechnology company developing drugs in the field of chemokines. Chemokines are a class of signaling proteins which play a critical role in the growth, differentiation and maturation of cells necessary for fighting infection, and stem cells, as well as tissue repair and regeneration. Chemokine Therapeutics is a leader in research in the field of chemokines and has several products in various stages of development. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.chemokine.net.
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