BioMmune Technologies Inc.
TSX VENTURE : IMU

BioMmune Technologies Inc.

November 19, 2015 09:30 ET

BioMmune Technologies Inc.: Appointment of Chief Scientific Officer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 19, 2015) - 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, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Patrick W. Gray, Ph.D. as Chief Scientific Officer, effective December 2, 2015.

In his role of Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Gray will oversee the scientific operations of the Company.

Dr. Gray has spent 35 years in the biotechnology industry, focusing on drug discovery for critical diseases. He has a passion for working in small companies with aggressive timelines---Genentech, ICOS, Macrogenics, Nura and Accelerator were all less than 60 employees when he joined. Dr. Gray's career accomplishments include the first cloning and characterization of Hepatitis B surface antigen, Interferon-gamma, multiple Interferon-alpha genes, Lymphotoxin (TNF-beta), Bactericidal Permeability Increasing Protein, LPS-Binding Protein, Platelet Activating Factor Acetylhydrolase, CCR5 (subsequently shown to be the HIV co-receptor), Macrophage Derived Chemokine, and PI3K p110-delta. These discoveries led to numerous clinical trials, several approved human pharmaceuticals, and characterization of targets for therapeutic monoclonal antibodies and small molecules. In addition to his scientific accomplishments, Dr. Gray previously held senior scientific management positions, including Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, and CEO. Dr. Gray received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Colorado and his B.S. in biology from the University of Oregon. He is currently an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.

CEO, Reinhard Gabathuler comments: "Patrick Gray brings great experience in drug development from discovery to the clinic. We delighted to have him onboard leading our scientific team."

ABOUT BIOMMUNE TECHNOLOGIES INC.

BioMmune Technologies Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that is advancing technologies focused 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. Reinhard Gabathuler, President, gaba@biommune.net

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