Healthcare Industry News: CD74
News Release - April 22, 2016
BioMmune Appoints Dr. Patrick Gray as New Chief Executive Officer and PresidentVANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - BioMmune Technologies Inc. ("BioMmune" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:IMU), a company focused on harnessing the body's immune system to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases, announces that Dr. Patrick W. Gray has been appointed to serve as Chief Executive Officer and President. Dr. Gray has worked in the biotechnology industry for the past 35 years with extensive experience in drug discovery at Genentech, ICOS, and Macrogenics. He also has previous executive experience as Chief Scientific Officer, CEO, and as member of Boards of Director. His previous drug discovery efforts led to the development of the Hepatitis B vaccine and multiple drugs (such as Interferon-gamma) and drug targets (CCR5 and PI3 Kinase p110delta). Former BioMmune CEO and President, Dr. Reinhard Gabathuler has resigned his positions to become Senior Vice-President of Business Development. In his new role, Dr. Gray will lead the company's R&D programs and financing activities, whereas Dr. Gabathuler will lead the company's partnering and business development activities. BioMmune anticipates increasing partnering efforts resulting from its progress in its oncology and immunology programs.
BioMmune focuses on cancer, infectious and autoimmune diseases. Three significant technologies are:
1. Utilizing proprietary screening systems for identifying novel compounds that are able to restore immune recognition and killing of cancer cells.
2. Exploiting the regulation of calcium channel activity which is very important for controlling cells involved in the immune system. By regulating these calcium channels, immune activity can be controlled in ways to improve their ability to combat cancers, infections and autoimmune diseases.
3. Modulating CD74, a protein involved in the immune system and its ability to fight foreign antigens. Finding molecules that regulate CD74 activity will aid the immune system to combat infections and cancers and to control autoimmune diseases.
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On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
Dr. Karoly Nikolich, Director
Source: BioMmune Technologies
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