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Peter HansenPeter Hansen, BEc (Hons)
Executive Chairman

Mr Peter Hansen is Executive Chairman of Australian Veterinary Stem Cells Pty Ltd ('AVSC'). Mr Hansen has negotiated the licensing arrangements which are the basis of the Company's commercial strategy. AVSC is a 'spin-out' from Norwood Immunology Ltd.

Mr Hansen is the founder and Chairman of Norwood Immunology Ltd. Mr Hansen was involved in the original decision to license the the "Thymus - T Cell" technology (developed by Professor Richard Boyd) from Monash University. and has played a key role in the management of the project. Peter was instrumental in the development of the commercial strategy, evaluation of prospective pharmaceutical partners and the negotiation of the US license agreement with TAP.

Mr Hansen has 40 years experience in the establishment and management of product development, marketing and manufacturing operations in medical, electronic and optical businesses in Australia and Asia. Mr Hansen joined the Board Norwood Immunology in 2000, and has been Chairman for most of the period since the Company's formation.

 

 

Richard Boyd
Professor Richard Boyd, BSc (Hons), PhD
Chief Scientific Officer


Professor Richard Boyd is a Director of Australian Veterinary Stem Cells Pty Ltd ('AVSC'). Professor Boyd is the Director of Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories ('MISCL') at Monash University in Melbourne. Monash University is Australia's largest university with a student population .

Professor Boyd has directed the research that has led to the development of much of the technology of AVSC.

Professor Boyd directs the research of in excess of 100 'stem cell' scientists at MISCL. A major focus of Richard's work over the last several years has been in regard to therapeutic applications for adult mesenchymal stem cells - particularly in the veterinary setting.

Professor Richard Boyd was instrumental in dev.eloping the link between sex steroids and thymic atrophy (decline in the functionality of the thymus - the organ which produces all of the body's T Cells). The "Boyd Thymus - T Cell" technology is targetted at the rejuvenation of the thymus in adults - and a resultant increase in the output of new naieve T Cells. Professor Boyd has played an active role in the commercialization of the technology

Professor Boyd is an immunologist by background, and completed his BSc at Monash University in 1972 majoring in Biochemistry and Genetics. In 1977 he was awarded his PhD from Monash University and undertook his Postdoctoral studies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. In 1983 he returned to Monash University as one of four recipients of Commonwealth Commemorative Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.