GT Biopharma Inc. (GTBP) and (Euronext Paris: GTBP.PA) today announced that Geoffrey B. Davis will join GT Biopharma’s Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Davis is the founding partner of Barker Davis, a law firm focused on Life Sciences transactions, and formerly a partner at Ropes & Gray, where he played a significant role in establishing the firm’s internationally recognized Life Sciences group.
“As a veteran life sciences attorney, Geoff’s experience will complement the seasoned biotechnology management team that we added over the last 6 months. His appointment represents another milestone for GT Biopharma and significant accomplishment towards our goal of creating a premier company in the biotech community,” said Anthony J. Cataldo, Executive Chairman of GT Biopharma.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Geoff to GT Biopharma’s Board of Directors,” said Dr. Kathleen Clarence-Smith, Chief Executive Officer of GT Biopharma. “We expect Geoff’s substantial experience and expertise, particularly in the completion of business development transactions, to be a significant asset to the company, as we continue to execute on our strategy, focused on becoming a leading biopharmaceutical company.”
Mr. Davis has extensive experience representing biotechnology, biomedical, medical device and pharmaceutical companies. During his more than 25 years as a partner at Ropes & Gray, Geoff played a significant role in establishing the firm’s internationally-recognized Life Sciences group. His work includes numerous corporate partnering and licensing transactions for major pharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as for public and private biotechnology companies and major medical centers. He has also worked extensively on public and private financings for biomedical companies of all sizes, ranging from newly organized companies to established industry leaders, on behalf of both companies and their investment bankers.
Mr. Davis received his B.A., cum laude, from Yale University and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
About GT Biopharma, Inc.
GT Biopharma, Inc. is an immuno-oncology biotechnology company focused on innovative treatments based on the company’s proprietary Tri and Tetra-specific Natural Killer Cell Engagers (TriKEs™ and TetraKEs) and bispecific antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) platforms. GT’s lead oncology drug candidate, OXS-1550 (DT2219) is a novel bispecific scFv recombinant fusion protein-drug conjugate composed of the variable regions of the heavy and light chains of anti-CD19 and anti-CD22 antibodies and a modified form of diphtheria toxin as its cytotoxic drug payload. OXS-1550 has demonstrated success in early human clinical trials in patients with relapsed/refractory B-cell lymphoma or leukemia. In addition, GT’s TriKE platform will address a number of cancer types. GT’s nervous system platform is focused on acquiring or discovering and patenting late-stage, de-risked, and close-to-market improved treatments for nervous system diseases (Neurology and Pain) and shepherding them through the approval process to the NDA. GT Biopharma’s neurology products currently include PainBrake, as well as treatments for the symptoms of myasthenia gravis, and motion sickness.
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