EPALINGES, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - Nov 27, 2012) - Mymetics Corporation (MYMX), a pioneer in the development of vaccines that use the human mucosal system, the body''s first line of defense, to prevent transmission of infectious diseases, announced today the appointment of Ronald Kempers, currently CFO and COO, as President and CEO of Mymetics Corporation effective November 19, 2012. He replaces Dr. Christopher S. Henney and Grant Pickering who had been respectively appointed on March 22, 2012 as director and Chairman of the Board of Directors and as a director and President and Chief Executive Officer to pursue new strategic directions, including the potential change of Mymetics'' location from Switzerland to the United States.
Mymetics will maintain its principal place of business in Switzerland as it explores a number of strategic opportunities for its HIV, RSV and other vaccine candidates under development. Mymetics will provide an update in due time.
Mymetics Corporation is a Swiss-based biotechnology company registered in the US (MYMX) developing next-generation preventative vaccines for infectious diseases. Mymetics'' core technology and expertise are in the use of virosomes, lipid-based carriers containing functional fusion viral proteins with the ability to be combined with rationally designed antigens. The company''s vaccines are designed to induce protection against early transmission and infection, focusing on the mucosal immune response as a first-line defense, which for some pathogens may be essential for the development of an effective prophylactic vaccine. Mymetics currently has five vaccines in its pipeline: Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Influenza, HIV-1/AIDS, Malaria and Herpes Simplex Virus. The company''s influenza, HIV-1 and malaria vaccines have completed Phase I clinical trials in healthy human volunteers, while the RSV and HSV vaccine candidates are in preclinical development. For further information, please visit www.mymetics.com.
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