Healthcare Industry News: influenza
News Release - June 28, 2018
Corporate Biotech Executive Mark Germain Joins BiondVax's Board of DirectorsNESS ZIONA, Israel, June 28, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: BVXV), developer of M-001, a clinical phase Universal influenza Vaccine candidate, announced today the appointment of Mr. Mark Germain as Vice-Chairman of its Board of Directors.
Based in New York, and having served as founder, director, chairman of the board, and/or investor in over twenty biotech companies, and with experience assisting in arranging corporate partnerships, acquiring technology, entering mergers and acquisitions, and executing financings, Mr. Germain is well suited to help guide BiondVax's ongoing corporate development. Among his current positions, Mr. Germain is a Managing Director at The Aentib Group, a boutique merchant bank, and serves as a director on the board of the Israeli company Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: PSTI).
Mr. Mark Germain commented, "I am pleased and excited to join the BiondVax board at this important time in the development of the company. It is about to commence a Phase 3 pivotal trial for its universal flu vaccine, an innovative multi-strain, multi-season product with the potential to protect against pandemic strains as well. We have a strong shareholder base, with €20 million additional non-dilutive funding from the European Investment Bank, and are poised to build a successful company. I'm looking forward to working with our CEO Ron Babecoff, the rest of the board, and shareholders."
Dr. Ron Babecoff, BiondVax's President and CEO, remarked, "On behalf of BiondVax's Board of Directors, I warmly welcome Mark's appointment. I am confident that his biotech and corporate experience and track record will contribute significantly to BiondVax's upcoming activities."
"This year we plan to launch our universal flu vaccine's first pivotal, clincal efficacy, Phase 3 trial, and are constructing our mid-size commercial scale manufacturing facility. Mark's advice and guidance, along with that of the rest of our Board, will be valuable to BiondVax's future," continued Babecoff.
BiondVax (Nasdaq: BVXV) is an advanced clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing a universal flu vaccine. The vaccine candidate, called M-001, is designed to provide multi-season protection against current and future, seasonal and pandemic influenza virus strains. BiondVax's proprietary technology utilizes a unique combination of conserved and common influenza virus peptides, activating both arms of the immune system for a cross-protecting and long-lasting effect. In a total of 6 completed Phase 1/2 and Phase 2 human clinical trials, covering 698 participants, the vaccine has been shown to be safe, well-tolerated, and immunogenic. Please visit www.biondvax.com.
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