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iPierian Appoints Dr. Chad Cowan and Dr. Konrad Hochedlinger to Scientific Advisory Board
Date:8/6/2009

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- iPierian, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on changing the paradigm of drug discovery and development through the application of cellular reprogramming, today announced the appointments of Dr. Chad Cowan and Dr. Konrad Hochedlinger to the company's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

"Drs. Cowan and Hochedlinger are leading scientists in stem cell research and their addition to the iPierian SAB rounds out an exemplary group of scientists. The collective expertise of this SAB will further our efforts of developing disease-relevant models to discover drugs, and translating these efforts into new therapies for patients," said John P. Walker, chief executive officer of iPierian.

Dr. Chad Cowan is assistant professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, and assistant investigator at Stowers Medical Institute. His research focuses on adipogenesis, metabolic disease, and the impact of environmental and genetic factors on the development of disease.

Dr. Konrad Hochedlinger is assistant professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, principal faculty member at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and investigator at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Center for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Hochedlinger is a leader in reprogramming technology and produced the first transgene-free induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Most recently, Dr. Hochedlinger received the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Outstanding Young Investigator Award.

About iPierian

iPierian is a South San Francisco-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the industrialization of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS) technology with the mission of creating new therapeutics throug
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