BioMmune Technologies Inc
TSX VENTURE : IMU

December 16, 2014 09:30 ET

BioMmune Technologies Inc. Announces the Appointment of Expert in Biologics as New Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 16, 2014) - BioMmune Technologies Inc., (TSX VENTURE:IMU) a company focused on harnessing the body's own immune system to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases, today welcomes Professor Terry Pearson to the Board of Directors of BioMmune Technologies Inc.

Dr. Pearson is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Victoria. He obtained his PhD in Immunology under the supervision of Professors Julia Levy and Doug Kilburn from the University of British Columbia. He undertook postdoctoral work at the Medical Research Council Laboratory in Cambridge, England in the laboratory of Nobel Prize winner Sydney Brenner. While in Cambridge he collaborated with Nobel Prize winner César Milstein where he was involved in the early stages of development of monoclonal antibodies and hybridoma technologies. This technology underpins most of the current biologic therapeutics used for the treatment of human diseases including cancer and autoimmune diseases such as arthritis.

For more than 35 years his research has focused on the immunology, and biochemistry of tropical diseases, mainly African sleeping sickness and on biomarkers and diagnosis of disease. Over the past decade, his research has focused on translation of basic research discoveries into application to clinical diagnostic medicine in both the developed and developing world. He is the Vice President of Research and Development and co-Founder of SISCAPA Assay Technologies, Inc., a biotechnology company that is developing transformative clinical diagnostic assays for monitoring health and disease. He is a University of Victoria Legacy award recipient for his research achievements. Dr. Pearson currently serves on the boards of several private and public biotechnology companies.

"In addition to Dr. Karoly Nikolich, Dr. Pearson will be a good addition and complement the scientific expertise of the board of BioMmune Technologies Inc," said Dr. Reinhard Gabathuler, President of BioMmune Technologies Inc.

ABOUT BIOMMUNE

BioMmune Technologies Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. BioMmune is developing three technologies discovered at The University of British Columbia. They include, discovery of compounds that will be active in restoring immune-recognition of cancer cells resulting in the body's immune system to fight the cancer cells. A discovery relating to Channels, whose activities regulate activity of cells involved in the immune system to improve their ability to combat cancers, infections and also autoimmunities. Furthermore, the company is pursuing the modulation of CD74, a protein involved in the immune system and its ability to fight foreign antigens. Finding ways or compounds that regulate its activity will improve the immune system to combat infections, cancers and autoimmune diseases. BioMmune trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "IMU".

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On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Dr. Reinhard Gabathuler, President

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Contact Information

  • BioMmune Technologies Inc.
    Dr. Reinhard Gabathuler
    President
    1 (514) 963-6177
    gaba@biommune.net