HEIDELBERG, Germany, June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Apogenix, a next generation immuno-oncology company, announced today the appointment of Peter Willinger as Chief Financial Officer. As head of the finance division, he will be responsible for the long-term financing of the company to support its continued growth.
Peter Willinger has 15 years of financial management experience in the life sciences and biotech industries. Before joining Apogenix, he was CFO of LION bioscience AG/SYGNIS Pharma AG where he oversaw the finance, investor relations, and corporate development departments. He successfully supported the company's IPO and contributed to numerous capital increases. He was further responsible for the strategic realignment and restructuring of the corporation.
"We are excited about Peter Willinger joining the Apogenix management team," said Thomas Hoeger, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Apogenix. "He has extensive experience as chief financial officer of an international biotech company, and we are convinced that he will contribute significantly to the successful development of Apogenix."
Peter Willinger added: "I look forward to my new role as CFO of Apogenix. Apogenix focuses on immuno-oncology, which is a very exciting field, and the company's immunotherapy pipeline has enormous growth potential."
Apogenix is a next generation immuno-oncology company focusing on the development of innovative protein therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other malignant diseases. With a dedicated, highly qualified team, we have built a promising pipeline of drug candidates that target TNFSF (tumor necrosis factor superfamily)-dependent signaling pathways. Apogenix' TNFSF modulators re-establish the body's immune response against tumors and inhibit invasive tumor cell growth.
Since its inception in fall 2005, Apogenix has raised more than 50 million euros from its investors and was awarded public grants totaling 8.5 million euros. The company is based in Heidelberg, Germany.
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