, Jan. 13, 2020
/PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cytonus Therapeutics Inc. today announces the formation of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) comprised of the industry's key opinion leaders and distinguished research scientists, collectively representing prestigious academic institutions, immune-oncology centers, cell therapy centers, and private industry. Cytonus is a leading cell-based platform technology company focused on the development of a vast pipeline of proprietary cell lines called Cargocytes™, the next-generation of Adoptive Cellular Therapies (ACT) that have a wide range of medical applications across multiple therapeutic areas including immunotherapeutic products to cure difficult-to-treat cancers and inflammatory diseases, and to improve patient outcomes. Cytonus' products have the potential to improve the health and lives of millions of people across the globe.
"It is a great privilege for our Cytonus team to be joined by such esteemed Key Opinion Leaders, each of whom has contributed important advances in the field of medicine," commented Cytonus' Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Richard Klemke
"The expertise and multi-disciplinary scientific perspectives of Dr. Hood, Dr. Lowy and Dr. Champlin will accelerate the advancement of Cytonus' pipeline," commented Cytonus' Founder and CEO Remo Moomiaie-Qajar
The inaugural members of Cytonus' Scientific Advisory Board are: Richard Champlin
, MD; John Hood
, PhD; and Andrew Lowy
- Richard Champlin, MD is the Chair of MD Anderson Cancer Center's Cellular Therapy Department. He also serves as Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center and is a Scientific Advisor for StemRad. Previously, in addition to serving on the President's Advisory Board, Dr. Champlin has served as the Director of Transplantation Biology at UCLA's Center for Health Sciences. He was the Founding President of the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and is former President of the National Marrow Donor Program's Council for Donor, Transplant and Collection Centers. Professor Champlin has received numerous industry recognitions, including: the Giannini Foundation Fellowship Award, the Waun Ki Hong Award for Excellence in Team Science; the Robert C. Hickey Chair in Clinical Cancer Care Award, and the G.A. Ross Scholarship Award.
- John Hood, PhD was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Impact Biomedicines, which he successfully sold to Celgene for up to $7 Billion. He was also a founder of Endeavor Biomedicines, Neuronomix, and Samumed, where he advanced regenerative medicine and oncology therapies. Previously, Dr. Hood served as Director of Research at TargeGen, which sold to Sanofi SA after he co-invented its small molecule inhibitor, now known as fedratinib. Dr. Hood is a prolific inventor with more than 100 patents and has authored more than 100 scientific articles. He received both his PhD and Bachelor's degree at Texas A&M University.
- Andrew Lowy, MD is the Chief of Surgical Oncology at UC San Diego, Moores Cancer Center. He is a distinguished surgical oncologist who is recognized worldwide for his expertise in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. He is a key contributor to the development of heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat peritoneal based cancers. Dr. Lowy is the Co-Chair of the National Cancer Institute's Pancreatic Cancer Task Force; serves as surgical liaison to one of the largest National Cancer Institute cooperative groups; and serves on the editorial board of the Annals of Surgical Oncology.
About Cytonus Therapeutics Inc.
Cytonus Therapeutics Inc. is a leading cell-based platform technology company focused on the development of a vast pipeline of proprietary cell lines called Cargocytes™, the next-generation of Adoptive Cellular Therapies (ACT) that have a wide range of medical applications across multiple therapeutic areas including immunotherapeutic products to cure difficult-to-treat cancers and inflammatory diseases, and to improve patient outcomes. Cytonus' portfolio of inventions addresses recognized limitations of existing cell-based therapies. Cargocytes™ are cellular-engineered enucleated transporters of a multiplicity of therapeutic payloads to tissue in selective, potent, and controllable off-the-shelf cellular therapies. Cytonus' extensive pipeline of products has the potential to treat numerous targeted diseases and to improve the health and lives of millions of people across the globe. For more information, please visit the Cytonus website at https://Cytonus.com and follow its LinkedIn and Twitter feed at: @Cytonus.
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