WORCESTER, Mass., Aug. 5, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (Nasdaq:GNBT) ( www.generex.com) announced today that it has named Craig Eagle, M.D. to its scientific advisory board. Dr. Eagle brings a wealth of oncology experience to help the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc. (www.antigenexpress.com), dba "Generex Oncology," further its synthetic cancer and influenza vaccine development efforts. Dr. Eagle currently serves as Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships for the Oncology business unit at Pfizer Inc.
Dr. Eagle attended medical school at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and received his general internist training at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He completed his hemato-oncology and laboratory hematology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. He was granted Fellowship in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (FRCPA). After his training he performed basic research at the Royal Prince of Wales hospital to develop a new monoclonal antibody to inhibit platelets. He joined Pfizer Australia in 2001 as part of the medical group. In Australia, his role involved leading and participating in scientific research, regulatory and pricing & re-imbursement negotiations for compounds in therapeutic areas including oncology, anti-infectives, respiratory, arthritis and pain management.
In 2003, Pfizer relocated Dr. Eagle to the United States where he was appointed as the world wide lead for development of celecoxib in oncology to oversee the global research program. Since that time he has had increasing responsibility for overseeing the global research plans and teams for irinotecan and dalteparin. In 2007, he became head of the oncology therapeutic area global medical group for Pfizer, including the US oncology business. Dr. Eagle has led, or been directly involved with, teams that resulted in eight new products or indications. As part of his current role at Pfizer, he has led the integration of the Pfizer/Wyeth oncology businesses and portfolio.