BEVERLY, MA--(Marketwired - September 16, 2016) - Cellceutix Corporation, (CTIX)("the Company"), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies with dermatology, oncology, antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory applications, is pleased to announce today the appointment of LaVonne Lang, DrPH, to the role of Vice President, Regulatory Affairs.
Dr. Lang has over twenty-five years of experience in a variety of specialty roles with a focus in several different therapeutic areas in pharmaceutical development. Dr. Lang received a BSN, a MPH (Environmental and Industrial Health: sub-specialty in Toxicology), and a DrPH (Health Management and Policy) from The University of Michigan. She served as study coordinator at the University of Michigan Hospital, overseeing clinical trial research in Pediatric Endocrinology. Upon joining Warner-Lambert Parke-Davis, her work included study director and writer in Pathology and Experimental Toxicology as well as Clinical Communications. As Director of Regulatory Affairs at Parke-Davis/Pfizer, she was therapeutic area lead in gene therapy and dermatology.
For the last seven years, Dr. Lang has been a consultant, providing FDA liaison support and serving as head of regulatory for companies focusing on a variety of therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular, metabolic, and inflammatory disease.
She joins an expanding senior management team at Cellceutix, further complementing the recent hiring of pharmaceutical executive, Arthur P. Bertolino, MD, PhD, MBA, as President and Chief Medical Officer, and Jane Harness, MS, MP, as VP, Clinical Sciences and Portfolio Management.
"I am excited to join Cellceutix," commented Dr. Lang, "and work with this team of professionals to help advance investigational products toward FDA approval in areas that could have a positive impact on the public's health."
"LaVonne is a fantastic addition to our team," said Dr. Bertolino. "With our lead drug candidates approaching pivotal, later-stage FDA trials, LaVonne's leadership in regulatory affairs will be of paramount importance as we continue to work closely with our research partners and the FDA towards further validating our drug candidates. The professional relationships that she has built over the years at the FDA, coupled with her extensive clinical and regulatory knowledge, should help ensure that lines of communication with the agency remain open and productive."
Leo Ehrlich, Chief Executive Officer of Cellceutix added, "The strengthening of our senior management team by adding proven industry veterans will help us execute more expediently all of our business objectives."