SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 6, 2012) -
- World renowned experts to accelerate development of stem cell therapeutics
- Regen anticipates new relationship with Clinartis to fast track clinical studies
Bio-Matrix Scientific Group (OTCQB: BMSN) (PINKSHEETS: BMSN) announced today that its Regen BioPharma unit has appointed three internationally renowned regenerative medicine experts to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The new SAB members appointed are David White, M.D., PhD; Wei-Ping Min, M.D., PhD and Vlad Bogin, M.D.
Dr. White is a member of the Surgery and Immunology faculty of The Schulic School of Medicine, University of Western Ontario. He is one of the leading experts on using regenerative medicine transplant procedures to treat pancreatic conditions, including diabetes. He is also the Chief Scientific Officer of Sernova Corp and was formerly a Therapeutic Area Head for Novartis. He received the B.Sc. degree from the University of Surrey and the M.D. and PhD degrees from Cambridge University.
Dr. Wei-Ping Min is Professor at the Lawson Health Research Center in Canada. He is inventor of siRNA therapeutics in the area of immunology and cell therapy to inhibit disease modalities. He is also the founder/cofounder of several biotech companies including MedVax Pharma Corp, and ToleroTech Inc. Dr. Min brings detailed scientific and mechanistic expertise to Regen BioPharma. He earned graduate and medical degrees from Nanchang University Medical School and the PhD degree from Kyushu University.
Dr. Bogin is the President and CEO of Cromos Pharma, a contract research organization that specializes in biopharmaceutical clinical outsourcing. He was formerly the Director of Boehringer Ingelheim in charge of the phase IV program for Dabigatran Etexilate. He studied at the Yale University School of Medicine and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Regen BioPharma has also entered into a Letter of Intent with Clinartis LLC, a global contract research organization (CRO). Clinartis is a full service global CRO serving pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies to support Phase I - IV drug and device clinical trials in the US and Europe.
The SAB and Clinartis will assist the Company in its acquisition of intellectual property related to stem cells, translation of the intellectual property into treatments, and optimizing the value of these new therapies.
"The potential of regenerative medicine products is significant," says Christopher Mizer, the President of Regen BioPharma. "We believe that strategic collaborative relationships between Regen BioPharma, our SAB and Clinartis will facilitate our efforts to create value from that potential by developing proprietary, life sciences technologies and demonstrating their clinical utility."
"Our strong SAB has scientific and regulatory expertise, coupled with Clinartis' access to world-class researchers and investigators will be very instrumental for accelerated commercialization of the cutting-edge biotechnology research on which Regen BioPharma is focused," according to Bio-Matrix Scientific Group's Chairman & CEO David Koos.
About Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. and Regen BioPharma, Inc.:
Bio-Matrix Scientific Group, Inc. (OTCQB: BMSN) (PINKSHEETS: BMSN) is a biotechnology company focused on the development of regenerative medicine therapies and tools. The Company is focused on human therapies that address unmet medical needs. Specifically, Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. is looking to increase the quality of life through therapies involving stem cell treatments. These treatments are focused in areas relating to cardiovascular, hematology, oncology and other indications.
Through Its wholly owned subsidiary, Regen BioPharma, it is the Company's goal to develop translational medicine platforms for the rapid commercialization of stem cell therapies. The Company is looking to use these translational medicine platforms to advance intellectual property licensed from entities, institutions and universities that show promise towards fulfilling the Company's goal of increased quality of life.
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