SAN DIEGO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Incorporated (OTCBB: ONCS), a therapeutic oncology company developing its advanced-stage ElectroOncology therapies to treat solid tumor cancers, announced today that Anthony E Maida, III, Ph.D., has been appointed to OncoSec's board of directors and will chair its audit committee.
For over 20 years, Dr. Maida has focused on clinical development of immunotherapies to treat patients with cancer. As a Chairman, CEO and senior executive, Dr. Maida has managed and executed all critical functions, including finance, operations, research, clinical development, regulatory and manufacturing for biotechnology companies in early and late-stage development of cancer therapeutics. In addition, he has negotiated significant license agreements with numerous global pharmaceutical firms and major universities. Dr. Maida has also raised or assisted in financings of nearly $200 million for start-up and emerging biotechnology companies.
Dr. Maida stated, "OncoSec's novel approaches to addressing the challenge of treating solid tumors in a manner that is less invasive are very promising. I'm pleased to be able to offer my experience to OncoSec at a time when they are moving their oncology therapies into advanced clinical trials."
Punit Dhillon, OncoSec's President and CEO, said, "Dr. Maida's expertise could not be a better fit for OncoSec, its technology platform, and its development plans. We look forward to the critical input, guidance and resources he will be able to contribute to OncoSec and its shareholders."
Dr. Maida was recently Vice President of Clinical Research and General Manager, Oncology, World-wide, for a leading international contract research organization. Prior to this, Dr. Maida served as Chairman, Founder and Director of BioConsul Drug Develo
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