BLUE BELL, Pa., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) announced today that its President & CEO, Dr. J. Joseph Kim, has been selected to receive the 2013 Achievement in Drug Discovery and Development Award from the Korean American Society in Biotech and Pharmaceuticals ("KASBP"). The Society aims to contribute to the growth of drug discovery and development through collaborations and information exchanges between U.S. and Korean pharmaceutical companies and research centers.
The award, sponsored by Daewoong Pharmaceuticals Inc., the leading Korean pharmaceutical company, recognizes Dr. Kim as one of the leaders in moving the field of DNA vaccines from theory to application and development. Dr. Kim founded VGX Pharmaceuticals, which through acquisition became Inovio, and is the leading biotech company advancing DNA vaccines toward commercialization. Inovio is revolutionizing vaccines and immunotherapies to prevent and treat cancers and challenging infectious diseases with products in Phase II development.
Jae-Hun Kim, Ph.D. of Merck Research Laboratories, the current KASBP President, said, "We are very pleased to present the award to Dr. Joseph Kim. The award committee recognized Dr. Kim's significant achievement for invention and development of the technology as a scientist and as a businessman."
Dr. J. Joseph Kim, President & CEO of Inovio Pharmaceuticals said, "This honor recognizes the work of countless scientists who, like me, have pursued the potential of DNA vaccines because we understand the paradigm-changing contribution that DNA vaccines will make to human health. At Inovio, we've shown clinical results that no other organization can match in generating T cells. We believe this technology will change the practice of medicine in treating cancer,
|SOURCE Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
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