SEATTLE, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TapImmune Inc. (OTCMKTS: TPIV) is pleased to announce the appointment of John N. Bonfiglio, Ph.D., MBA to its Board of Directors. Since February, 2015 Dr. Bonfiglio has been a Strategic Advisor to the management team assisting with financing, development, and implementation of an improved Capital Markets and Shareholder IR/PR program.
Dr. Bonfiglio is a highly successful Biotech CEO with broad experience in corporate strategy, financing, market interactions, and business development. Most recently, Dr. Bonfiglio served as President and CEO of Oragenics, where he refocused the company and raised over $29 million dollars in the public markets while positioning the company for a successful re-listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Prior to joining Oragenics, he served as President and CEO of Argos Therapeutics, where he raised over $35 million dollars for the Company and led the company in a successful Phase 2 study in renal cell carcinoma. As President and CEO of the Immune Response Corporation, he was responsible for turning the Company around through improved therapeutic focus, capital raising (over $50 million), and improved investor relations resulting in a significant appreciation in stock price and shareholder value. Dr. Bonfiglio also served as President and CEO of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals and Director of Business Development at Baxter Healthcare Corporation's Immunotherapy Division.
John received his Ph.D from the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Dr. Glynn Wilson, Chairman & CEO of TapImmune, stated, "We welcome John to the TapImmune Board of Directors. For the past six months, John has been working as a strategic advisor to the management team. His input has had a measureable impact on the advances we have made in the areas of investor and shareholder communications, as well as technical and clinical development. As our newest Board member, we look forward to drawing more deeply on his broad experience and success as a biotech executive. His deep industry background will to enhance the overall capabilities of the Board as we enter Phase II clinical trials and the next phase of our growth."
About TapImmune Inc.
TapImmune Inc. is an immunotherapy company specializing in the development of innovative technologies for the treatment of cancer and infectious disease. The Company's, peptide or nucleic acid-based immunotherapeutics, comprise one or multiple naturally processed epitopes (NPEs) designed to comprehensively stimulate a patients' killer T-cells, helper T-cells and to restore or further augment antigen presentation by using proprietary nucleic acid-based expression systems. The Company's technologies may be used as stand-alone medications or in combination with current treatment modalities. Please visit the Company's website at www.tapimmune.com for details.
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Glynn Wilson, Ph.D.
Chairman & CEO
Kirin M. Smith
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Communications Officer