TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (Nasdaq:APOP) (TASE:APOP), a developer of stem cells isolation technology, announced today that Dr. Corey Cutler, Senior Physician at the world-renowned U.S. Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, is joining the Company's Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Cutler is a world leader in the field of Stem Cell Transplantation and Graft Versus Host Disease treatment.
“I am pleased to join such a distinguished group of physicians, researchers and industry executives as a member of Cellect’s Scientific and Medical Advisory Board,” said Dr. Cutler. “I believe that Cellect’s technology has the potential to transform regenerative medicine, and I look forward to working with the Company as it continues to advance its technology platform and product development programs.”
"Dr. Cutler is world renowned for his contributions to innovations within the stem cell transplantation industry to drive potential treatments in cancer and many other medical conditions,” said Dr. Shai Yarkoni, Cellect’s CEO. “We look forward to leveraging his vast expertise as we continue to move forward with the Phase I/II clinical trial of our ApoGraft™ stem cell technology in blood cancer."
Cellect's advisory board now includes global leaders and experts in the fields of medical research and drug development. Dr. Cutler joins:
- Professor John F. DiPersio, Chief of Oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
- Professor Robert Negrin, Medical Director of the Clinical Bone Marrow Transplantation Laboratory and the Division Chief of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Stanford University.
- Professor Dov Zipori, Director of the Helen and Martin Kimmel Institute for Stem Cell Research at the WIS.
- Professor Francesco Dazzi, a specialist in Regenerative and Haematological Medicine and is KHP Lead for Cellular Therapies at King's College London.
- Dr. Susan Alpert, who has served as the former Director of Medical Device Assessment in the FDA, as well as Senior VP Regulatory at Medtronic Inc. and C. R. BARD Inc.
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's ultimate goal is the eradication of cancer, AIDS, and related diseases and the fear that they engender.
The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. As an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute, the Institute also provides training for new generations of physicians and scientists, designs programs that promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations, and disseminates innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries to our target community across the United States and throughout the world.
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 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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CONTACT: Contact Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. Eyal Leibovitz, Chief Financial Officer www.cellectbio.com + 972-9-974-1444 LifeSci Advisors Bob Yedid, Managing Director 646-597-6989 firstname.lastname@example.org