Coeptis Therapeutics Congratulates Alexander Deiters, Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, on Receiving the 2024 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award

WEXFORD, Pa., April 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Coeptis Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: COEP) ("Coeptis" or "the Company"), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative cell therapy platforms for cancer, is pleased to acknowledge and congratulate Professor Alexander Deiters, on receiving the University of Pittsburgh's 2024 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award. This prestigious award honors outstanding individuals whose scholarly commitments and contributions to research have significantly advanced their respective fields. Deiters co-developed a CAR T cell therapy platform called "SNAP-CAR" that is based on covalent modification of a universal receptor with adaptor molecules that target these T cells to tumors. 

Alexander Deiters, chemistry professor in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, was honored for his innovation and interdisciplinary research at the interface of chemistry and biology, which aims to discover new therapeutic approaches and improve human health. For example, by discovering inhibitors of the microRNA pathway and of enzymes involved in phase II metabolism. Deiters' peers described him as "one of the most productive research contributors in the field" whose research program "shows both breadth and depth."

"We commend Deiters for his outstanding dedication and invaluable contributions to the development of SNAP-CAR T technology," said Dave Mehalick, President and CEO of Coeptis Therapeutics. "We are excited to help advance the groundbreaking SNAP-CAR technology as potential therapies for a range of conditions within the fields of oncology and autoimmune disorders, where significant treatment gaps persist. Given its vast potential, these technologies have the opportunity to revolutionize the treatment paradigm across multiple healthcare sectors."

The Company recently expanded its exclusive license agreement with the University of Pittsburgh to include the SNAP-CAR technology platform in natural killer (NK) cells and autoimmune indications. Recent research suggests that CD19-targeting chimeric antigen receptor CAR T cells, which have proven to be highly efficient in B cell malignancies, can also target autoreactive B cells that trigger autoimmune diseases.

About Coeptis Therapeutics Holdings, Inc.
Coeptis Therapeutics Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries including Coeptis Therapeutics, Inc. and Coeptis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (collectively "Coeptis"), is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative cell therapy platforms for cancer, autoimmune, and infectious diseases that have the potential to disrupt conventional treatment paradigms and improve patient outcomes. Coeptis' product portfolio and rights are highlighted by assets licensed from Deverra Therapeutics, including an allogeneic cellular immunotherapy platform and DVX201, a clinical-stage, unmodified natural killer cell therapy technology. Additionally, Coeptis is developing a universal, multi-antigen CAR T technology licensed from the University of Pittsburgh (SNAP-CAR), and the GEAR cell therapy and companion diagnostic platforms, which Coeptis is developing with VyGen-Bio and leading medical researchers at the Karolinska Institutet. Coeptis' business model is designed around maximizing the value of its current product portfolio and rights through in-license agreements, out-license agreements and co-development relationships, as well as entering into strategic partnerships to expand its product rights and offerings, specifically those targeting cancer and infectious diseases. The Company is headquartered in Wexford, PA. For more information on Coeptis visit

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