Immunomodulation Therapies Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board and Appointment of Robert V. Stahelin, Ph.D. as Inaugural Member

NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Immunomodulation Inc. ("Immunomodulation" or the "Company"), a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on developing breakthrough therapies to modulate immune responses in multiple high-value oncology and serious infectious diseases, today announced the formation of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and appointment of Robert V. Stahelin, Ph.D., to the SAB.

Immunomodulation expects to add additional members to its SAB in the coming months. The SAB will work closely with the Immunomodulation team as it advances its lead product candidate, IMM-010 towards human clinical studies over the next 18-months.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Stahelin as the inaugural member to our SAB. We believe that his experience and expertise will be a valuable asset to Immunomodulation as he will work closely with our team in guiding the development of IMM-010,” commented Dr. Michael Beaubaire, Chief Executive Officer of Immunomodulation. “Importantly, the formation of our SAB serves as an endorsement for scientific and clinical enthusiasm for IMM-010 while providing critical development guidance to more broadly address its potential for the significant unmet needs in well-established and growing markets.”

Dr. Stahelin is an established academic expert with a specialization in biochemistry and biophysics and currently serves as Retter Professor of Pharmacy, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University. Prior to his appointment at Purdue University, Dr. Stahelin held a number of academic positions including Co-director, Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) Graduate Program at University of Notre Dame, Navari Family Scholar and Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Interim Senior Associate Director, Harper Cancer Research Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend and the University of Notre Dame and Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine. Over the course of his academic career, Dr. Stahelin has received a number of professional honors and awards for both his research and teaching including the IUSM Showalter Scholar Award and has mentored more than ten Ph.D. students, five postdocs, several MS students, and more than 20 undergraduates. He has served as a member of a number of organizations such as the American Chemical Society and the American Heart Association Basic Science Council, and currently serves as a member of the Biophysical Society and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He has received and completed 20 research grants/fellowships, is an active speaker and has an extensive review and publication library including authorship of over 100 academic papers. Dr. Stahelin’s interdisciplinary research is focused on biological membranes which have been revealed as signaling and trafficking platforms for processes fundamental to life.

“I am excited to join the Immunomodulation SAB at this important time for the Company. I believe in IMM-010’s potential as a breakthrough therapy for specific, serious infectious diseases with limited if any treatment options. Exploring annexin v’s effect on membrane signaling to engage the immune system is exciting. I look forward to playing an integral role in advancing IMM-010,” stated Dr. Stahelin.    

Dr. Stahelin received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  

About Immunomodulation
Immunomodulation is a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on developing breakthrough therapies to modulate immune responses in multiple high value oncology and serious infectious disease indications.

The Company’s lead program, IMM-010 (annexin V) is in preclinical development for the treatment of solid tumors and certain viruses and has the potential for additional pipeline expansion opportunities. IMM-010 binds to phosphatidylserine (PS) on tumor cells and infective organisms. IMM-010 has been demonstrated to be effective in generating immune responses and has shown both tumor size reduction and anti-infective effects in animal models of diseases. Immunomodulation, working in collaboration with a network of leading institutions, is sponsoring research and manufacturing to drive the execution of its development plan. Based on previous clinical experience of the Company’s founders with annexin-V as an imaging agent, Immunomodulation expects to file an IND for IMM-010 in less than 18 months. For more information please visit

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