Vevey, 5 February, 2014 – Vaxeal Holding SA today announced that its CEO, Ahmed Bouzidi, has been appointed new board member of Vaccines Europe, the specialised vaccines group within the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). Ahmed Bouzidi is the first vaccine SME representative to join Vaccines Europe.« I am delighted to be involved with Vaccines Europe since 2 years as member of the R&D working group, but I consider this appointment as a symbol for the future of the vaccine industry in Europe. European Pharmaceutical companies and SMEs have to work jointly in order to be more innovative, more competitive, and to better address the future societal challenges. From now on, more vaccine SMEs have to join Vaccines Europe» said Ahmed Bouzidi, CEO of the Vaxeal.
Created in 2009, Vaxeal Holding SA is an SME headquartered in Vevey (Switzerland). The company, in partnership with leading International Research Institutes, is developing therapeutic vaccines in combination with immuno-modulatory drugs for the treatment of cancers and infectious diseases. The cutting-edge immunotherapies are protected by several patent families. Our initial programs have reached the pre-clinical stage in major disease segments, and are expected to enter into clinical trials in Europe in 2016. Vaxeal is member of Vaccines Europe, and the European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises. The company received a special MIT award for “its remarkable breakthrough in the field of vaccines”.
About Vaccines Europe
Vaccines Europe is a specialised vaccines group within the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the professional association of the pharmaceutical industry in Europe. Formed in 1991, Vaccines Europe represents innovative research-based global vaccine companies operating in Europe. Companies represented within Vaccines Europe are involved in research and development (R&D), clinical trials, production and marketing of vaccines and are dedicated to improving public health through immunisation. The Vaccines Europe members are: Abbott Biologicals, Crucell, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, MedImmune, ImmBio, MSD, Novartis Vaccines, Pfizer Vaccines, Sanofi Pasteur, Sanofi Pasteur MSD, Takeda and Vaxeal. More information on Vaccines Europe is available at www.vaccineseurope.eu.
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- On 5 February 2014
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