NEW YORK and HERZLIYA, Israel, April 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQX:IMNP) (Nasdaq:IMNP) announced today the addition of two new senior members to its management team.
Elliot Goldstein, MD, joins as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Goldstein brings a unique track record in the clinical, regulatory and commercial development of new pharmaceuticals. Dr. Goldstein began his career with Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (now Novartis), a fourteen-year period on drug development in France, Basel, Switzerland Global Headquarters, and including as Head of Clinical R&D in the United States. He subsequently held positions as SVP of Strategic Product Development at SmithKline Beecham (now GSK), CEO of British Biotech (Oxford, UK), Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Maxygen, and President and CMO of a startup biotech devoted to development of biosimilar monoclonal antibodies. Dr. Goldstein holds an M.D. from the University Aix-Marseille II, Marseille, France, and a B.Sc. from McGill University, Montreal.
Eugene Williams joins as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Williams is a former SVP at Genzyme, with senior roles integrating commercialization, drug development, and deal making. He is also an entrepreneur, as the founder and director of Adheris, which became the largest company in the patient adherence area. He was previously a strategy consultant at Bain and Corporate Decisions Inc. (a Bain Spin off, now part of Oliver Wyman), where he was co-Head of Healthcare and spent extensive time on speeding and improving the drug development process and on commercialization strategies. Mr. Williams was most recently the CEO of Dart Therapeutics, an Orphan Disease drug development company. Mr. Williams holds a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
"We are very happy to welcome Dr. Elliot Goldstein and Mr. Eugene Williams to our senior management team," said Immune Pharmaceuticals' CEO, Dr. Daniel Teper. "Following on our successful fund raising in March of this year, we are building a strong management team with the experience and vision to capitalize on our leading assets in the field of personalized medicine. Both Elliot and Eugene have a proven track record as innovators, and as senior leaders in very successful pharma and biotech companies. They bring significant experience in the disease areas which we have prioritized for our lead assets - rare diseases, autoimmune diseases, and oncology."
About Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. applies a personalized approach to treatment, developing novel, highly targeted antibody therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with inflammatory diseases and cancer. The Company's lead product candidate, bertilimumab, is in clinical development for moderate to severe ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease as well as bullous pemphigoid, an orphan auto-immune dermatological condition, Immune licensed worldwide rights for systemic indications of bertilimumab from iCo Therapeutics (TSX-V:ICO) (OTCQX:ICOTF) in June 2011, while iCo retained rights to all ophthalmic indications. iCo originally licensed the exclusive world-wide rights to bertilimumab in 2006 from MedImmune, the Global Research and Development Arm of AstraZeneca. Immune's pipeline also includes NanomAbs®, antibody nanoparticle conjugates, for the targeted delivery of chemotherapeutics and Amiket™, a Neuropathic Pain drug candidate ready for Phase III. Amiket has received Fast Track designation for chemotherapy induced neuropathic pain and Orphan Drug Designation for Post Herpetic Neuralgia.
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