MabCure, Inc. Welcomes Dr. Charles T. Tackney as New Chief Scientific Officer
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biotechnology company MabCure, Inc. (OTCBB: MBCI) today announced that it has appointed Dr. Charles T. Tackney as its new Chief Scientific Officer.
Dr. Tackney is a scientific and business leader with diverse experience in clinical medicine and new technology development, spanning the areas of molecular biology, biotechnology and diagnostics. Since 2009, Dr. Tackney has served as the Chief Scientific Officer at NeuroMark Genomics, Inc. Prior to that, he worked in various positions for the Ortho Clinical Diagnostics unit of Johnson & Johnson, including, Director of Diagnostic Biomarker Evaluation Group, Scientific Director of Advanced Research & Technology Assessment World Wide, and Director of Prion Research Group. Earlier in his career, Dr. Tackney served as the Director of the Department of Molecular Biology at ImClone Systems Inc., now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly.
Dr. Tackney earned his Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the City University of New York and was awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship from the Damon Runyon Foundation at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
"We are pleased to have Dr. Tackney join us as our new Chief Scientist," said Dr. Amnon Gonenne, MabCure's President and CEO. "His vast experience in developing antibodies, diagnostics and therapeutics will undoubtedly contribute to the future of MabCure. With his leadership and expertise, we anticipate the company will accelerate towards achieving its milestones and the shared goals of our shareholders, employees, and patients alike."
MabCure is a U.S. biotechnology company whose mission is to change the perception of cancer as being a largely incurable disease. MabCure owns proprietary technology for the creation of unique and highly specific monoclonal antibodies (MAbs), which the company plans to develop as diagnostic tools, imaging agents and therapeutic drugs to treat lethal cancers. The company's initial focus is on the development of novel diagnostic tests for the early detection of ovarian, prostate, and colorectal cancers, each with multi-billion dollar global market potential. MabCure is also currently exploring the potential of its anti-melanoma antibodies for the development of imaging and therapeutic agents. For more information about MabCure and to sign up for e-mail updates, visit www.mabcure.com.
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