SNS FiRe Conference Names True North Therapeutics A 2015 FiReStarter Company

Strategic News Service (SNS) has selected True North Therapeutics Inc. as a 2015 FiReStarter company to be featured at the 13th annual Future in Review (FiRe) conference. FiRe 2015 will take place October 6-9, 2015, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah.

Described by The Economist as “the best technology conference in the world,” FiRe features global thought leaders in technology and the global economy, including Elon Musk, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Patti Grace Smith, Mark Hurd, Paul Jacobs, and many others. FiReStarters are selected based on the strength of their innovations and their potential to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased at an exclusive investor reception at the FiRe conference, in panels throughout the event, and with ongoing relationships introduced and supported by SNS.

True-North-Therapeutics2True North Therapeutics Inc. is a pioneering biotechnology company selectively inhibiting the Complement pathway for diseases of high unmet clinical need. The company’s lead monoclonal antibody, TNT009, targets the Classical Complement pathway, enabling selective inhibition of downstream phagocytosis, inflammation, and cell lysis. True North is currently focused on Complement-mediated rare diseases in the hematologic, kidney transplant, dermatology, and neurological space. True North was formed in 2013 as a spin-out of iPierian, which was acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb in April of 2014.

“It is a privilege for True North to have been selected as a FiReStarter. I look forward to updating the SNS FiRe community on our efforts in orphan drug discovery in neglected autoimmune diseases,” said Nancy Stagliano, CEO of True North Therapeutics.

“We are excited and honored to have True North Therapeutics as a FiReStarter company this year. Its proven management successes in this field, combined with a novel approach to combating autoimmune and related illnesses, offers great promise to those suffering from these diseases today,” said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service.

fire-logoFuture in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how technology drives the world economy and in using technology to solve major social challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe’s collaboration across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community.

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