HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2011) - Immunovaccine Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IMV), a clinical stage vaccine developer, announced that Dr. Randal Chase resigned yesterday for personal reasons from the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer and, effective immediately, will no longer serve on Immunovaccine's Board of Directors. Dr. Chase, who has been an integral part of the Immunovaccine team since joining in August 2006, will remain as President and Chief Executive Officer until July 13, 2011. The Board of Directors will initiate an executive search for his replacement.
"On behalf of our Board and the management team, we wish Dr. Chase well in his future endeavors and thank him for his leadership and knowledge, for which Immunovaccine has benefited tremendously," said Mr. Michael Kirby, Chair of Immunovaccine's Board of Directors.
"With encouraging clinical data for its cancer vaccine candidates, I leave Immunovaccine in a strong position for growth and am happy to assist the Company during this transition period," said Dr. Chase.
Immunovaccine Inc. is focused on the commercialization of its patented DepoVax™ vaccine delivery platform and product candidates. Currently, the Company has developed two therapeutic cancer vaccine candidates for clinical trials. With the goal of developing premium therapeutic cancer and infectious disease vaccines, Immunovaccine continues to strengthen its vaccine pipeline through licensing and strategic partnerships with companies worldwide. www.imvaccine.com
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