GT Biopharma Hires Chief Medical Officer Jeffery Miller, M.D.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8:30 AM
TAMPA, FL / ACCESSWIRE / August 20, 2019 / GT Biopharma, Inc. (OTCQB:GTBP) (GTBP.PA) an immuno-oncology company focused on innovative treatments based on the Company's proprietary NK cell engager (TriKE™) platform and Multi-Target Directed Bispecific Drug Conjugate platform, announced today that Jeffrey Miller, M.D. has been hired by the Company as its Consulting Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Miller is currently Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, and is the Deputy Director of the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Miller has more than 20 years of experience studying the biology of NK cells, and other immune effector cells and their use in clinical immunotherapy with over 170 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Miller is a board certified physician specializing in hematological oncology. Dr. Miller is a member of numerous societies such as the American Society of Hematology, the American Association of Immunologists, and has been a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation since 1999. Dr. Miller serves on the editorial board for Blood, and is a reviewer for a number of journals and NIH grants.
Mr. Anthony Cataldo, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GT Biopharma commented “we are pleased Jeff has agreed to become our Consulting Chief Medical Officer”. Mr. Cataldo further stated “Jeff is an outstanding physician and scientist, and is the inventor of our highly sought after TriKE™ platform technology”.
About GTB-3550 Trispecific NK cell Engager (TriKE™)
GTB-3550 (OXS-3550) is the Company's first Tri-specific NK cell Engager (TriKE™) product candidate being initially developed for the treatment AML. GTB-3550 is a single-chain, tri-specific scFv recombinant fusion protein conjugate composed of the variable regions of the heavy and light chains of anti-CD16 and anti-CD33 antibodies and a modified form of IL-15. The natural killer (NK) cell stimulating cytokine human IL-15 portion of the molecule provides a self-sustaining signal that activates NK cells and enhances their ability to kill. We intend to study GTB-3550 in CD33 positive leukemias such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), and other CD33+ hematopoietic malignancies.
About GTB-1550 Multi-Target Directed Bispecific Drug Conjugate
GTB-1550 targets cancer cells expressing the CD19 receptor or CD22 receptor or both receptors thereby maximizing cancer cell recognition by binding to CD19+, CD22+ and CD19+/CD22+ cancer cells. When GTB-1550 binds to cancer cells, the cancer cells internalize GTB-1550, and are killed due to the action of drug's cytotoxic diphtheria toxin payload.
About GT Biopharma, Inc.
GT Biopharma, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of immuno-oncology products based off our proprietary Tri-specific Killer Engager (TriKE™) and Multi-Target Directed Bispecific Drug Conjugate technology platforms. Our TriKE platform is designed to harness and enhance the cancer killing abilities of a patient's immune system natural killer cells (NK cells). GT Biopharma has an exclusive worldwide license agreement with the University of Minnesota to further develop and commercialize cancer therapies using proprietary TriKE technology developed by researchers at the university to target NK cells to cancer. Our Multi-Target Directed Bispecific Drug Conjugate platform can generate product candidates that are bi-specific, ligand-directed single-chain fusion proteins that, we believe, represent the next generation of targeted therapy.
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