BriaCell Appoints Jamieson Bondarenko to its Board of Directors
BERKELEY, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (TSX-V:BCT) (OTCQB:BCTXF) (“BriaCell” or the “Company“), an immuno-oncology focused biotechnology company with a proprietary targeted immunotherapy technology, today announces the appointment of Jamieson Bondarenko to the Company’s Board of Directors.
Jamieson Bondarenko, CFA, CMT, is an active investor and provides strategic capital markets & corporate development advice to early-stage life sciences companies through his merchant capital company, JGRNT Capital Corp. Jamieson was most recently Principal, Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets at Eight Capital. His previous roles include Equity Capital Markets and Investment Banking positions at Dundee Capital Markets, Wellington West Capital Markets and HSBC Securities. Jamieson is a CFA Charterholder and a Chartered Market Technician.
“Jamieson brings extensive capital markets experience to BriaCell,” stated Dr. Saeid Babaei, BriaCell’s Chairman. “His expertise will be a valuable resource for BriaCell in the current investment environment as we execute our mission to bring innovative therapeutics to patients who tirelessly fight the deadliest forms of advanced breast cancer with no effective treatment options.”
BriaCell is an immuno-oncology focused biotechnology company developing targeted and safe approaches for the management of cancer. BriaCell is currently conducting a Phase I/IIa clinical trial of Bria-IMT™, its lead candidate, in a combination study with pembrolizumab [KEYTRUDA®; manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc.]. The combination study is listed in ClinicalTrials.gov as NCT03328026.
BriaCell is developing Bria-OTS™, an off-the-shelf personalized immunotherapy, for advanced breast cancer. Bria-OTS™ immunotherapy treatments are personalized to match the patient without the need for personalized manufacturing. Bria-OTS™, which is expected to cover over 90% of the patient population, is designed to produce a potent and selective immune response against the cancer of each patient while eliminating the time, expense and complex manufacturing logistics associated with other personalized immunotherapies.
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