Alpha Cancer Technologies
Alpha Cancer Technologies Inc. (ACT) is a private clinical stage biotechnology company with products under development in oncology and auto-immune disease indications. The company’s drug products use our proprietary recombinant human alpha fetoprotein (AFP) with unique immuno-oncology properties.
Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) is a human protein produced by the embryo during fetal development and serves two critical functions: a) normalizes immune system responses so the mother’s immune cells don’t attack the embryo; and b) picks up nutrients from the mother and delivers them to the embryo.
ACT has exclusive worldwide rights to the targeted delivery platform Alpha Fetoprotein with over $100 million spent on the development of the in-licensed technology. Clinical studies of AFP have demonstrated safety in over 300 patients and established a robust Drug Master file with the FDA including manufacturing, toxicology, and human safety.
Demonstrated a rich blend of leadership roles with a track record of management, finance and marketing of growth companies across a diverse spectrum of industries, including biotechnology, medical and information technology. Mr. Potts has co-founded, established strategic plans, secured multi-million dollars in financing, public listings and facilitated partnerships as a founder, owner and executive in numerous companies in the knowledge-based industry.
Dr. Igor ShermanPresident and CEO
Extensive experience and expertise in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, particularly in oncology. Prior to ACT, Dr. Sherman was Director of Clinical Research and Director of Scientific Affairs for YM Biosciences Inc., where he was responsible for preclinical and clinical development, as well as registration strategies for all oncology and pain products in YM Biosciences’ portfolio. Dr. Sherman was also Scientific Director of Oncology for AstraZeneca Canada Inc.
Dianne Parsons (CA)CFO
Has held senior financial officer positions focused on strategic planning, operations and financial management in technology-based businesses, turnaround management situations, and manufacturing. She is active in the community and has been an a board member for several nonprofit organizations. Ms. Parsons holds a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant.
Jeffrey PurittBoard Member
Mr. Jeffrey D. Puritt serves as the President of TELUS International, Inc. Mr. Puritt has been Senior Vice President of TELUS Communications Inc. since 2008. Mr. Puritt has wealth of international experience in communications and technology sectors including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, strategic planning, corporate reorganizations and asset and contract management.
Borys ChaburskyBoard Member
Borys Chabursky founded Shift Health to develop convergent solutions that improve human health and wellbeing. With Borys’ oversight, Shift Health has successfully delivered over 500 life sciences assignments for more than 300 clients in North America, Europe and the Middle East.
Borys is a member of the advisory boards of Acerus Pharma, Devonian Health Group Inc. GEMMA Biotechnology, Minera Alamos Inc., Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. and Temperance Capital. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and a board member of the Maple Leaf Chapter (Greater Toronto Chapter).
Christopher W. MorganBoard Member
Christopher Morgan is a Partner at Skadden, a firm specializing in U.S. law in Canada. He is a trusted adviser to many of Canada’s business and financial leaders as well as a thought leader in the Canada / U.S. cross border transactions space.
Mr. Morgan lectures on cross-border securities law topics and repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada for corporate law and Who’s Who Legal for Capital Markets.
Scientific Advisory Board
Daniel D. Von HoffMD, FACP, FASCO, FAACR
Physician in chief and director of translational research at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). He is also a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic and medical director of research as well as chief scientific officer at US Oncology. He is most notable for his work in targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer.
Phil GoldCC, OQ, MD, PhD, FRSC, DSc (Hon) MACP, FRCP(C)
Douglas G. Cameron Professor of Medicine, Professor of Physiology and Oncology, McGill University, Executive Director Clinical Research Centre (MGH) McGill University Heath Centre
Vice-president, research, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Vice-president, research, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Senior scientist, Biological Sciences, Odette Cancer Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute Professor, department of immunology, University of Toronto
Clinical Advisory Board | Myasthenia Gravis
Vera BrilMD, FRCP
Clinical Researcher, Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI) Clinical Division Head, Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI)
James F. Howard Jr.MD
Distinguished Professor of Neuromuscular Disease; Professor of Neurology, Medicine & Allied Health; Chief, Neuromuscular Disorders Section, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Sciences (Neurology), North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Neurology University at Buffalo, State University of New York Professor and Chairman; Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair of Neurology
Clinical Advisory Board | IBD
Head of the Center of Inflammatory Diseases of the Intestine at the Department of Gastroenterology of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Professor of Gastroenterology & Hepatogastroenterology and Director of the Department of Hepatogastroenterology in Hopital Huriez, CHRU Lille (FRA). Chairman and President of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization, and Scientific Secretary of the International Organization of IBD (IOIBD).
Pierre DesreumauxMD, PhD
Professor of Gastroenterology, PhD in Immunology at the University and Medical School of Lille, France. Clinician in the Department of gastroenterology and nutrition of the university hospital of Lille, he is also head of the Research Unit on the patho-physiology of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
Stephen B HanauerMD
The Clifford Joseph Barborka Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern University, Chicago. His clinical and research focus is in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
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Alpha Cancer Technologies
200-101 College St.
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L7