TEL AVIV, Israel, March 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (Nasdaq:APOP) (TASE:APOP), a developer of stem cells isolation technology, today announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Berelowitz to the Company’s Board of Directors. Cellect’s Board now includes seven members, five of whom are independent.
Dr. Berelowitz is a former Head of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs at Pfizer and brings over 40 years of clinical, development and academic research experience. Prior to Pfizer, he spent a number of years in academia and has held appointments at the University of Chicago, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook and most recently, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Berelowitz, said: “Cellect is a unique company with strong potential to become a major influencer in the future of regenerative medicine. I have always supported front-runners and I am happy to be a part of Cellect’s team on this journey.”
Cellect’s Chairman of the Board, Nuriel Chirich Kasbian, said: “It is key that we construct the strongest board possible to help Cellect rise above its challenges. Dr. Berelowitz is a true asset to our company and its future growth. I welcome him to our board of directors.”
Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Berelowitz has chaired the Task Force on Research of the New York State Council on Diabetes. He has also served on several editorial boards including the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism; Endocrinology; Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders and Clinical Diabetes. Dr. Berelowitz has authored and co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.
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 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 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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