We are pleased that Dr. Muthumani is joining the GeneOne team. His 22 years of research involving vaccines and immunotherapies will complement GeneOne’s expanding footprint in the field of DNA and RNA vaccines and therapeutics.
PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) October 19, 2020
GeneOne Life Science, Inc. (http://www.genels.com), announces the appointment of Kar Muthumani, M.S., Ph.D. as Chief Scientific Development Officer. The addition of Dr. Muthumani enhances GeneOne’s existing capabilities in the fields of DNA and RNA vaccines against Emerging Infectious Diseases, immunology, and oncology. During his time at the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and more recently at the Wistar Institute, Dr. Muthumani developed ground-breaking vaccines against lethal and significant diseases such as HIV, CHIKV, MERS Coronavirus, Zika virus, Mayaro MAYV, Powassan (POWV) and the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) coronavirus. His lab also developed a number of novel synthetic DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies for infectious disease and cancer immunotherapies.
Young K. Park, President and Chief Executive Officer, said “We are pleased that Dr. Muthumani is joining the GeneOne team. His 22 years of research involving vaccines and immunotherapies will complement GeneOne’s expanding footprint in the field of DNA and RNA vaccines and therapeutics.”
Dr. Muthumani stated, “I am pleased to be joining GeneOne Life Science, Inc, a company that has demonstrated rapid advancement in gene-based immune therapies. Their seminal work in emerging infectious diseases and their highly integrated model of product development from concept to bedside, I would consider as best in the industry. I look forward to working with GeneOne on their novel and exciting nucleic acid and small molecule development programs for COVID-19 and other important disease targets with unmet medical needs.”
GeneOne Life Science, Inc. operates as a biopharmaceutical company in the United States and South Korea. The company researches and develops gene-based biomedicines, nucleic acid vaccines, and other immune related products.
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GeneOne Life Science, Inc. (“GeneOne” KOSPI: 011000) is an international developer of DNA and RNA vaccines, nucleic acid-based therapeutics, and small molecule therapies. GeneOne sponsored the MERS-001 and MERS-002 clinical trials against MERS-CoV and the ZIKA-001 and ZIKA-002 vaccine studies against the Zika virus. GeneOne’s research group has developed DNA vaccines and products to prevent and treat incurable diseases as well as hematologic diseases, metabolic diseases, and cancers. GeneOne is a recognized leader in the fight against Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs) with a pipeline to address a number of pathogenic organisms and participates in numerous international advisory committees regarding vaccine development against EIDs. The company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. VGXI, Inc., GeneOne's wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiary, located in Texas, is the leading cGMP DNA plasmid manufacturing facility in the world for the vaccine, cell therapy, and gene therapy industries. VGXI has manufactured numerous DNA vaccines against EIDs including the GLS-5300 against MERS-CoV and the first COVID-19 DNA vaccine into human clinical trials. For more information, visit http://www.genels.com and http://www.vgxii.com.
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