DURHAM, NC / ACCESSWIRE / January 11, 2021 / Heat Biologics, Inc. ("Heat") (NASDAQ:HTBX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing first-in-class therapies to modulate the immune system, including multiple oncology product candidates and a novel COVID-19 vaccine, today announces it has appointed William Ostrander as its Chief Financial Officer, effective January 4, 2021. Mr. Ostrander has over two decades of experience in financial management at public and private companies and previously served as the Company's Vice President of Finance since joining in September 2019.
Jeff Wolf, Chief Executive Officer of Heat Biologics, commented, "The Board and I have enthusiastically promoted Mr. Ostrander to the role of Chief Financial Officer to reflect the tremendous work that Bill has done to navigate our finances and carefully manage our expenses. Bill's work has helped bring us to a stronger financial position than at any point in the Company's history-with over $117 million in cash and short-term investments at the end of the third quarter of 2020."
Bill Ostrander, further noted, "It is an honor to serve as Chief Financial Officer of Heat Biologics at this exciting stage in the Company's development. We are well positioned, both operationally and financially, to execute on a number of key milestones in 2021 that we believe will drive significant value for shareholders."
About Heat Biologics, Inc.
Heat Biologics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing first-in-class therapies to modulate the immune system. The company's gp96 platform is designed to activate immune responses against cancer or pathogenic antigens. The Company has multiple product candidates in development leveraging the gp96 platform, including HS-110, which has completed enrollment in its Phase 2 trial, HS-130 in Phase 1, and a COVID-19 vaccine program in preclinical development. In addition, Heat is also developing a pipeline of proprietary immunomodulatory antibodies, including PTX-35 which is enrolling in a Phase 1 trial.
Forward Looking Statement
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