2017 has been an exciting year during which the iM4TB Foundation made many accomplishments. Pre-clinical trials were successfully completed with PBTZ169 continuing to show all its earlier promise at being a new cure for tuberculosis. Phase Ia of clinical trials was approved by Swissmedic and are moving ahead at the CHUV; this was largely made possible by a very generous donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
On October 13, 2017, Professor Stewart Cole was appointed President of the Institut Pasteur by its Board of Directors for a four-year term. He will take office in January 2018.
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The Innovative Medicines for Tuberculosis (iM4TB) Foundation announces Nobel Laureate Françoise Barré-Sinoussi as Patron
French virologist Professor Barré-Sinoussi has worked at the Institut Pasteur in Paris since 1971 and co-discovered the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the causative agent of AIDS in 1983. In 2008, she and Professor Luc Montagnier were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for their discovery. Amongst her other distinctions, Prof. Barré-Sinoussi is a Grand Officer of the French Legion of Honour. She received an Honorary doctorate from EPFL in 2014.
Professor Stewart Cole has been formally elected into the National Academy of Pharmacy in France as an Associate Member. Created in 1803, the French National Academy of Pharmacy began life as the “Paris Pharmacy Company”, which was officially recognized as a charity in 1877. The organization grew into the “Academy of Pharmacy” in 1946, and took its final form in 1979.
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