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January 22, 2018

It is safe to say that there would have been no Calimmune without the early support of the Desert Angels.

Many members of the DA share our passion and see the potential for gene therapy to transform healthcare and liberate patients from chronic and incurable diseases. Their investments have helped us grow this company to what it is today. We truly hope Calimmune’s work will be life-changing for the people we plan to serve and the investors that supported us.

LOUIS BRETON - CEO | CALIMMUNE
Calimmune has assembled a world-class team of researchers, clinicians and translational experts in related fields of science and medicine to develop innovative cell-based therapies for HIV.

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