SAN DIEGO November 14, 2023
Cytonus Therapeutics, Inc., announced today that the company has expanded its Scientific Board
of Advisors with the appointment of University of Ottawa Professor and pioneering researcher in
the field of oncolytic viruses John C. Bell, PhD.
“It is a great privilege for Cytonus to be joined by Professor Bell, who is an international leader
in the field of modern viral immunotherapeutics.” commented Cytonus’ cofounder and Chief
Scientific Innovator, Richard Klemke, PhD.
“I am excited to join the Cytonus Scientific Advisory Board, they are developing a
transformative technology for the delivery of a range of immunotherapeutics and I look forward
to contributing to the advancement of the Cargocyte platform.” said John Bell, PhD.
“The expertise and decades of research Professor Bell brings to Cytonus is invaluable. There is
arguable no better example of a promising class of therapeutics that has more of a need for a
delivery solution than oncolytic viruses. We have a highly differentiated delivery solutions for
all virus based therapeutics and vaccines, and we want to enable the practical and safe use of
viruses as a therapeutic choice. The Cargocyte platform for viral systemic transport solution and
its acceptance within the viral immunotherapeutic world is resonating. We are very excited to
work with Professor Bell on building on our existing oncolytic viral pipeline.” commented
Cytonus’ cofounder and CEO Remo Moomiaie-Qajar, MD.
Cytonus’ Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of accomplished business leaders,
distinguished research scientists, and key opinion leaders from prestigious academic institutions,
immune-oncology centers, cell therapy centers, and private industry.
The expertise and decades of research Professor Bell brings to Cytonus is invaluable. There is arguable no better example of a promising class of therapeutics that has more of a need for a delivery solution than oncolytic viruses. We have a highly differentiated delivery solutions for all virus based therapeutics and vaccines, and we want to enable the practical and safe use of viruses as a therapeutic choice.
John C. Bell, PhD, is Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and
Professor in the University of Ottawa Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry,
Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. Bell leads the Canadian Oncolytic Virus
Consortium, a Terry Fox funded group from across Canada that is developing virus-based
cancer therapeutics. At the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center, he is a member of the Center
for Cancer Therapeutics. He is the Scientific Director of BioCanRx, Canada’s
Immunotherapy Network developing biotherapeutics for Cancer Therapy; and is a fellow
of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health
Sciences. Dr. Bell received his PhD from McMaster University in 1982. The three years
that followed, he trained as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa and then at
the Medical Research Council in London, England. Dr. Bell began his independent
research career at McGill University in 1986 and moved to the University of Ottawa
Department of Medicine in 1989.
About Cytonus Therapeutics, Inc.
Cytonus is a San Diego-based biotech company that has developed a vast platform of proprietary
immunotherapeutic products to treat a wide range of medical conditions including cancers,
infectious diseases, inflammatory diseases, and cognitive disorders, and to improve patient
outcomes. Its proprietary Cargocyte™ technologies are next-generation biomolecular delivery
devices which have numerous medical applications across unmet therapeutic areas. Cargocytes™
are engineered to safely transport a multiplicity of therapeutic payloads into difficult-to-reach
targeted tissues, and can be programmed to deliver selective, potent, and controllable “off-the-
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