Dr. Yaron Pereg Appointed as New Chief Development Officer

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (Nasdaq:APOP) (TASE:APOP), a developer of stem cells isolation technology, today announces that it has appointed Yaron Pereg, Ph.D., as the new Chief Development Officer of the Company filling the role of the recently resigned Dr. Nadir Askenasy, who served as its Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Pereg brings unique experience in large scale biotech projects development from his role as Senior Director of Oncology at BioLineRx.

Cellect CEO, Shai Yarkoni commented, “Yaron is an R&D expert with outstanding experience that can help us take our proprietary technology and science to the next level. He is a strong addition to our growing executive team and will be a vital part of our ability to execute on our business plan.”   

Dr. Pereg has worked at innovative biopharmaceutical companies for over a decade leading worldwide non-clinical and clinical programs of multiple drug development projects, managing multi-disciplinary teams and multi-million dollar budgets. He has a diverse experience in pharma and biotech R&D, including preclinical, regulatory, clinical, CMC and operational activities of drug development in the field of oncology.

Dr. Pereg commented, “I am excited to join Cellect which I believe may become a real game changer in the 21st century regenerative medicine. I am proud to be a part in building this groundbreaking technology that can change the lives of millions of patients.”

Prior to BioLineRx, Dr. Pereg held research and development positions at Genentech Inc., a leading biotechnology company and member of the Roche Group, and at Glusense, a medical-device start-up company.

About Cellect Biotechnology Ltd.

Cellect Biotechnology is traded on both the NASDAQ and Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (NASDAQ:APOP) (NASDAQ:APOPW) (TASE:APOP). The Company has developed a breakthrough technology for the isolation of stem cells from any given tissue, a technology that aims to improve a variety of stem cells applications.

The Company’s technology is expected to provide pharma companies, medical research centers and hospitals with the tools to rapidly isolate stem cells for in quantity and quality that will allow stems cell related treatments and procedures. Cellect’s technology is applicable to a wide variety of stem cells related treatments in regenerative medicine and that current clinical trials are aimed at the cancer treatment of bone marrow transplantations.

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