SOURCE: Immusol Inc.

July 06, 2006 07:00 ET

Zhu Shen of Immusol Honored With the 2006 Asian Heritage Award in Science, Technology & Research

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 6, 2006 -- ASIA MEDIA is pleased to announce that Zhu Shen, Ph.D., MBA, Senior Director of Business Development of Immusol, won the 2006 Asian Heritage Award in Science, Technology, and Research.

"We are delighted that the Asian Pacific Islander community in San Diego has chosen Dr. Shen as the recipient for top honors in the Asian Heritage Awards category of science, technology and research," said Leonard Novarro, editor and publisher, ASIA, The Journal of Culture & Commerce, sponsor of the annual Asian Heritage Awards. "This is a true 'people's choice' award in that the community chose the nominees and the community, in turn, chose those deemed most worthy of being singled out for individual achievement. Dr. Shen over the years has demonstrated not only a commitment to her profession but a true commitment to community. And that is what the Asian Heritage Awards is all about."

"As a board director and the Chair of the Pacific Connection Committee, Zhu has made significant contributions to SABPA," commented Dr. Yun He, President of SABPA. "She has outstanding leadership skills and has been actively involved in organizing a number of successful SABPA events. In particular, she co-chaired the inaugural SABPA Pacific Forum 2005, which drew over two hundred people across the Pacific Rim. I am very pleased that Zhu won the 2006 Asian Heritage Award, and am looking forward to her continuing contribution to SABPA and the local bio-pharma community."

"We are delighted that the Asian American community recognized Zhu's outstanding leadership and contribution to the biopharmaceutical business," said Tsvi Goldenberg, CEO and Chairman of Immusol. "Since joining Immusol, Zhu has successfully leveraged her extensive industry contacts and relationships in her diligent and creative licensing and partnering efforts. I look forward to her continued success to partnering our exciting small molecule hepatitis C entry inhibitors which have generated significant interests in several leading HCV drug developers worldwide."

As head of business development, Shen oversees all of Immusol's licensing and corporate partnering efforts. "I am greatly honored to receive this award," said Shen. "I especially appreciate the wonderful support from Immusol, ASIA MEDIA, and many friends and colleagues at SABPA, of which I serve as a board member. I hope to better serve the Asian American community by organizing informative and unique conferences in life science and professional development that benefit the San Diego community at large. I strive to increase the awareness, influence, and power of the Asian American community through my work at Immusol and SABPA."

Prior to joining Immusol, Shen founded BioForesight, Inc., a life science strategic consulting company focusing on licensing, partnering, and financing for its clients in the US and Asia/China. Shen also held positions at The Wilkerson Group/IBM, Bayer, and Chiron, with increasing responsibilities in marketing, strategic planning and business development. Shen received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado, and an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University. She attended Peking University and Peking Union Medical College in China.

About Asian Heritage Awards

The Asian Heritage Awards was established in 2004 by ASIA MEDIA in San Diego to honor San Diegans of Asian Pacific Islander heritage for their achievements in making a difference in the lives of others and in the life of our Asian American community. We honor their work and integrity, their embrace of cultural differences, their accomplishments and achievements and their inspiration to others. By promoting harmony and understanding, and empowering others to follow in their pursuit of worthwhile endeavors, we honor their contributions and their legacy. Website:


Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 in San Diego, California, whose missions include promoting professional and personal growth of its members, educating local communities about the value and benefits of biomedical research innovations, and promoting cross-Pacific alliances. SABPA is the largest and most influential life science Chinese American professional organization in Southern California. Website:

About Immusol

Immusol, Inc is a privately held San Diego-based biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of novel therapies to treat cancer, hepatitis C, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Immusol develops small molecule and protein-based therapies alone or in collaboration with drug development partners. Immusol's novel oncolytic viral therapy for solid tumors is expected to enter the clinic in 2007; its HCV entry inhibitor and wet AMD programs are in pre-clinical development. Website:

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Leonard Novarro
    Editor and Publisher
    ASIA - The Journal of Culture & Commerce
    (619) 521-8008
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