Tiziana Appoints Dr. Kevin Schutz as Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs
NEW YORK & LONDON, June 21, 2021 — Tiziana Life Sciences plc (NASDAQ: TLSA, LSE: TILS), a biotechnology company focused on innovative therapeutics for oncology, neurology, inflammation and infectious diseases, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kevin Schutz, PharmD, as Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs. Dr. Schutz will lead regulatory interactions related to clinical studies in the United States, Europe and Asian countries.
Dr. Schutz has over 19 years of pharmaceutical industry experience including 14 years of Regulatory Affairs experience. He has focused on disease indications with high unmet medical needs, in Neurology (including multiple sclerosis), Pulmonology (including infectious disease), and other potential disease indications, which the Company is currently developing products for or is planning to pursue. Specifically, Foralumab (an intranasally delivered, next generation, fully human anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody) for Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS) and COVID-19 with Pulmonary Inflammation as lead indications.
“Dr. Schutz brings extensive hands-on experience working with regulatory agencies including the FDA (USA), EMA (Europe), and PMDA (Japan), among others. His background will greatly strengthen Tiziana’s global development capabilities in regions where the Company is actively pursuing clinical development. We are pleased to have him on our team to lead this important role in global development of our pipeline” commented Dr. Neil Graham, Chief Medical Officer of Tiziana Life Sciences
“I am excited to join the Tiziana team to further the development of products which aim to help patients manage diseases with an unmet medical need. Tiziana’s lead pipeline candidate, Foralumab, is promising with multiple potential indications in multiple sclerosis and pulmonary diseases and I look forward to contributing to its development” said Dr. Schutz.
About Tiziana Life Sciences
Tiziana Life Sciences plc (NASDAQ: TLSA, LSE: TILS) is a UK biotechnology company that focuses on the discovery and development of novel molecules to treat human disease in oncology and immunology. In addition to Milciclib (a CDK inhibitor being developed in oncology), the Company is also developing Foralumab in COVID-19, multiple sclerosis, and Crohns Disease. Foralumab is the only second generation fully human anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody in clinical development in the world. This Phase 2 compound has potential application in a wide range of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, such as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis, type-1 diabetes (T1D), Crohn's disease, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, where modulation of a T-cell response is desirable. The Company is accelerating development of anti-Interleukin 6 receptor (IL6R) mAb, a fully human monoclonal antibody for treatment of IL6-induced inflammatory pulmonary diseases.
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