AIVITA Biomedical CEO Dr. Hans Keirstead Awarded OC50 Honor by The Orange County Business Journal

IRVINE, Calif. – Jul. 7, 2023 – AIVITA Biomedical, Inc., a biotech company specializing in innovative stem cell applications, today announced that chairman and CEO Dr. Hans Keirstead has been named to the Orange County Business Journal’s OC50, a special report profiling 50 individuals who are shaping the future of healthcare in Orange County.

The OC50 is an annual feature that highlights excellence in the Orange County business community. This year’s OC50 turns the focus on healthcare executives, medical professionals, and others across a variety of industries in Orange County who made the headlines for their healthcare achievements in 2023. The special report features a diverse group including real estate firms, public executives, nonprofit leaders, startup entrepreneurs, and more.

Dr. Keirstead is recognized for his achievements as leader of AIVITA Biomedical developing personalized medicines for cancer and infectious disease. The company was recently awarded a Phase 3 in cancer and has begun the commercial sale of its infectious disease vaccine-enabling kit.

About AIVITA Biomedical

Founded in 2016 by pioneers in the cell therapy industry, AIVITA Biomedical, Inc. utilizes its expertise in stem cell growth and directed, high-purity differentiation to enable safe, efficient and economical manufacturing systems which support its therapeutic pipeline. Our cancer immunotherapy targets the seed of all cancers, tumor-initiating cells, with a unique pan-antigenic approach that targets all neoantigens specific to the patient’s cancer. Our patient-specific cancer treatments have shown great promise including eradicating tumors, without harmful side effects in melanoma, and renal cell cancer, and prolonging progression-free survival in glioblastoma. Our COVID-19 Vaccine Enabling Kit is targeted to emerging nations enabling point-of-care vaccine production in minimally equipped facilities by minimally trained third-party technicians.

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