Healthcare Industry News: ulcerative colitis
News Release - June 6, 2014
Immune Appoints Gad Berdugo to Board of Directors and Karin Hehenberger, M.D., Ph.D to Senior Vice PresidentNEW YORK and HERZLIYA-PITUACH, Israel, June 6, 2014 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IMNP.ST) (IMNP.ST) ("Immune" or "the Company") appointed Mr. Gad Berdugo as new independent director and Karin Hehenberger, M.D., Ph.D., as Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Corporate Communications.
Mr. Berdugo is a Managing Director and Head of the Global Life Sciences at Tegris Advisors, a New York City based investment-banking boutique. He brings over 20 years of experience in investment management and banking, strategic financial advisory and business and corporate development in the biomedical industry. He was previously Director at Lazard Asset Management Group, managing healthcare investments across a diverse range of Lazard Funds including long/short hedge funds. Mr. Berdugo started his career at Abbott and then at Baxter Healthcare, where he was Director of Global Business Development for the Bio-Pharmaceutical Group. Mr. Berdugo received his M.B.A. from H.E.C. School of Management in Paris and Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, his M.Sc. in Biochemical Engineering from University College London and his B.Sc. with Honors, in Biotechnology from Imperial College London.
Dr. Karin Hehenberger joins Immune as Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Corporate Communications and will be responsible for managing the company's relationships with Medical Opinion Leaders, Patient Organizations, in addition to being part of the team handling media and investors. Dr. Hehenberger has more than 15 years experience in the life sciences industry, and was most recently the Executive Vice President, Scientific Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Coronado BioSciences, prior to which she held senior leadership positions at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Diabetes Foundation (JDRF), at Johnson & Johnson, Eyetech Pharmaceuticals and at public and private investment funds. She started her career at McKinsey & Co, received her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees form the Karolinska Institute (Sweden). She also completed a post-doctorate at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Daniel Teper, Immune's Chairman and CEO, commented: "We welcome Gad and Karin as key members of the Immune team. Their strategic, financial and operational experience will contribute significantly to Immune's growth."
About Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. applies a personalized approach to treatment, developing novel, highly targeted antibody therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with inflammatory diseases and cancer. The Company's lead product candidate, Bertilimumab, is in clinical development for moderate to severe ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease as well as bullous pemphigoid, an orphan auto-immune dermatological condition, Immune licensed worldwide rights for systemic indications of bertilimumab from iCo Therapeutics (ICO.V) (ICOTF) in June 2011, while iCo retained rights to all ophthalmic indications. iCo originally licensed the exclusive world-wide rights to bertilimumab in 2006 from MedImmune, the Global Research and Development Arm of AstraZeneca. Immune's pipeline also includes NanomAbs(R), antibody nanoparticle conjugates, for the targeted delivery of chemotherapeutics., Crolibulin, a small molecule in Phase II in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and Amiket(TM), a Neuropathic Pain drug candidate ready for Phase III. Amiket has received Orphan Drug Designation for Post Herpetic Neuralgia.
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Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag is engaged as Immune's Certified Adviser on NASDAQ OMX First North Premier.
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