Lunaphore Announces Formation of New Scientific Advisory Board
Lunaphore Technologies SA, a Swiss life-sciences company developing innovative next-generation equipment for cancer research, announces the formation of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) with the appointment of two experts in the immuno-oncology (I-O) field to provide strategic advisory support to the company’s R&D activities and product portfolio development.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210114005435/en/
Dr. Jerome Galon - Member of Lunaphore Scientific Advisory Board (Photo: Business Wire)
The role of the SAB will be to bring strategic insights that will enable Lunaphore to become leaders in the field of high-dimensional analysis of tissue samples. The SAB will support as well in the establishment of scientific partnerships with key stakeholders for the coming years.
The new Lunaphore SAB will be comprised of the following members:
- Prof. Paolo A. Ascierto, MD
Dr. Paolo A. Ascierto is the Director of the Department of Melanoma, Cancer Immunotherapy and Development Therapeutics at the National Tumor Institute in Naples, Italy. Professor Ascierto’s research interests include the genetics and proteomics of melanoma, assessment of new molecular markers for tumor progression, biochemical and immunological monitoring, immunotherapy and vaccination treatments in solid tumors, and combination strategies with I-O. He is a member of the Steering Committee of Society of Melanoma Research (SMR) and the Board of Directors of Society of ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (SITC), President of the Fondazione Melanoma Onlus, and of Campania Society of ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (SCITO). He is an Associate Editor for Onco-Immunology of Annals of Oncology, Chief Section Editor for Combination Strategies section of Journal of Translational Medicine, and Associate Editor of Journal of ImmunoTherapy of Cancer. He has been the Principal Investigator in over 100 clinical trials and is the author of more than 450 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
- Dr. Jérôme Galon
Dr. Jérôme Galon is the Director of Research at INSERM (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research), and Head of the Laboratory of Integrative Cancer Immunology at the Cordeliers Research Center in Paris, France. Dr. Galon defined the concept of cancer immune-contexture, pioneered the Immunoscore and is PI of the Immunoscore worldwide consortium. This scientific contribution was acknowledged by many awards such as the William B. Coley Award, the Award from the National Academy of Science, from the National Academy of Medicine, and European Inventor Award 2019. He is the co-founder of HalioDx and the Chairman of its Scientific Council.
“I am excited to have such great experts in I-O join our SAB,” said Dr. Dupouy, CTO at Lunaphore. “Their expertise in the field will be key to focus our research efforts on the most promising I-O applications, as well as to expand our scientific collaborations worldwide.”
"The key for the immune responsiveness is in the tumor microenvironment,” noted Dr. Ascierto. “Lunaphore has a technology which can potentially make such evaluation easier and greatly contribute to the research field of immunotherapy."
“Lunaphore is developing rapid automated staining instruments based on an innovative microfluidic technology with great potential for multiple research applications,” Dr. Galon said. “I look forward to the next generation hyper-plex immunofluorescence instruments.”
Lunaphore Technologies S.A. is a Swiss company transforming the field of tissue analytics in cancer research through the development of innovative staining and imaging technology platforms. The award-winning technology at its core is called FFeX (Fast Fluidic Exchange). Using high-precision microfluidics, complex assays can be automated, extracting comprehensive data much faster than current techniques. Lunaphore was founded in 2014 with the vision of bringing –omics like approaches to tissue analytics and has been recognized as one of the most innovative companies internationally. For further information on Lunaphore and its products, please visit www.lunaphore.com.
Lunaphore Corporate Communications
Phone: +41 21 353 58 22
Lunaphore Finance and Business Development
Phone +41 79 598 40 73
About Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Verimatrix Releases Advanced Code Protection Service for Android Application Bundles20.1.2021 17:45:00 CET | Press release
Regulatory News: Verimatrix, (Paris:VMX), the leader in powering the modern connected world with people-centered security, today announced general availability of version 2.2 of the Verimatrix Application Protection service for Android. The company’s latest Code Protection service for Android applications now supports the forthcoming Android ecosystem change that will mandate the use of Android Application Bundles (AABs) in the second half of 2021. A significant shift for developers, the upcoming AAB mandate creates a need for simple, reliable software security that prevents app attacks. In addition to traditional APKs, the Verimatrix Application Protection service now also supports AABs defined by Google Play’s publishing guidelines. Other new features and in enhancements in Verimatrix Application Protection service for Android include: AAB support through the Verimatrix App Shield service or on-premise tool Upgraded whole app integrity verification based on certificate binding for pu
LG CHEM TO SEEK INNOVATIVE IDEAS FOR SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES WORLDWIDE THROUGH 3 rd GLOBAL INNOVATION CONTEST20.1.2021 15:00:00 CET | Press release
LG Chem (KRX: 051910) announced on 20th January that it will host the 3rd Global Innovation Contest (GIC) for leading universities and research institutions worldwide. Being the first of its kind in the Korean chemical industry, Global Innovation Contest invites organizations around the world to discover innovative ideas for sustainable technologies. The contest is open for entry from 25th January to 31st March in 4 categories: Energy, Sustainability, Advanced Materials, and Digital Transformation (DX). Under the new vision of the company “We connect science to life for a better future,” Sustainability and DX are 2 categories newly added this year. All scholars and researchers interested in developing the next generation’s innovative technology and industry-academia collaboration research are welcome to participate and submit their research proposals through the official GIC website. (www.rnd.lgchem.com/global/gic) LG Chem will form a judging panel of internal experts to evaluate the r
H.I.G. Capital Sells RGIB's Bathroom Furniture Division to Roca20.1.2021 14:20:00 CET | Press release
H.I.G. Capital, ("H.I.G."), a leading global private equity investment firm with over €35 billion of equity capital under management, and the Royo family have entered into an agreement to sell the bathroom furniture division of RG International Bathroom (“RGIB or the “Company”) to Roca Sanitario, S.A. The Royo family will retain a minority stake in the division. Both H.I.G. and the Royo family will continue as shareholders of the shower tray business of RGIB, operating under the Fiora brand. H.I.G. partnered with the Royo family in December 2016 and has achieved a number of important milestones, including: Developing a new factory and brand in Poland (Maximus) that contributed to strengthening the leading position that RGIB already had in the Polish market under the Elita brand Entering new segments, channels and countries; one of the most relevant achievements was the entry into the DIY channel in Germany where RGIB is now a leading player Consolidating RGIB’s leading position in Spai
Thales NS50 Radar to Equip the Belgium Navy and the Royal Netherlands Navy Next Generation Mine Counter Measures Vessels (MCMV)20.1.2021 10:00:00 CET | Press release
The navies of Belgium and the Netherlands rely on Thales, Naval Group and KERSHIP shipyard to equip the 12 next generation Mine Counter Measures Vessels with NS50 radars for Air & Surface Surveillance with Fire Control capabilities. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210120005024/en/ NS50 radar © Thales The NS50 provides for the first time a complete and superior level of self-protection capability against air and surface threats for this category of high value MCM vessels. A strategic choice for small to medium vessels, the NS50 offers dual functions between air and surface surveillance and fire control. The nature of threats faced by Navies has never been more varied nor more challenging, ranging from next generation anti-ship missiles, robotic warfare and swarm attacks, to electronic warfare (jamming) as well as, overall, having to operate in a simultaneously conventional, asymmetric and hybrid threat environm
SmartStream Reveal Their Latest API Suite With a Complete Range of Reference Data Services20.1.2021 10:00:00 CET | Press release
SmartStream Technologies, the financial Reference Data Utility (RDU) solutions provider, today announces the launch of its Application Programming Interface (API) suite – for quicker access to services providing accurate data, with improved customer service, operational efficiency, greater agility and competitiveness. The new fully comprehensive API service will benefit financial institutions by saving huge amounts on infrastructure costs, as well as an affordable service which is straightforward to deploy. Financial institutions are now realising the need for change, with many currently engaging in digital transformation projects including the implementation of APIs. RDU services currently fall into two categories: security reference data and regulatory reference data. Security reference data solutions available on an API basis will include a listed derivatives service, with data sourced from over 100 exchanges and comprehensive coverage for options, futures, options on futures and ca
Wiztopic and Euronext Corporate Services Sign a Commercial Partnership20.1.2021 08:00:00 CET | Press release
Wiztopic, the cloud-based provider of software solutions for corporate communications, public relations and investor relations professionals, today announced a commercial partnership with Euronext Corporate Services, a subsidiary of Euronext, providing companies with innovative solutions and tailor-made advisory services in the areas of governance, compliance, communication, and investor relations. This strategic alliance will simplify the access to highly complementary solutions for their respective customers. The combination of Euronext Corporate Services and Wiztopic’s solutions constitutes a suite of best-in-class digital communication solutions to satisfy the increasingly sophisticated needs of time-poor corporate communication, PR and IR professionals. Euronext Corporate Services’ clients will benefit from Wiztrust’s blockchain certification platform to secure their financial communications and avoid fake news. "This partnership solidifies Wiztrust as the European platform for ce
ENHERTU ® Approved in the EU for the Treatment of HER2 Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer20.1.2021 08:00:00 CET | Press release
Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited(hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) and AstraZeneca’s ENHERTU® (trastuzumab deruxtecan) has been granted conditional approval in the European Union (EU) as a monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic HER2 positive breast cancer who have received two or more prior anti-HER2 based regimens. In Europe, approximately 531,000 cases of breast cancer in women are diagnosed annually, with an estimated one in five cases being HER2 positive.1,2,3 The impact of the disease is significant, with breast cancer responsible for more than 141,000 deaths per year in Europe.1 “One in five women with breast cancer have HER2 positive disease and those with previously-treated metastatic disease often progress quickly,” said Professor Fabrice André, Head of Research, Department of Medical Oncology, Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus, Villejuif, France. “One of the biggest challenges in this setting has been identifying treatment strategies that produce a