Tunde Otulana, M.D. is a former FDA Medical Officer and has held multiple senior positions in the pharmaceutical industry, including at Boehringer Ingelheim, Mallinckrodt, and Veloxis, where he now serves as Chief Medical Officer.
PLEASANT HILL, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 23, 2021 / Flow Pharma, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area biotechnology company developing the FlowVax(TM) peptide vaccine platform technology, today announced that Tunde Otulana, M.D. has joined the Company's Corporate Board. Dr. Otulana served as Medical Officer and Clinical Team Leader in the Pulmonary & Allergy Drug Products Division at the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 1991 to 1997. After leaving the FDA, he served in various positions of increasing responsibility in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, including Senior Vice President for Clinical Development and Medical Affairs at Boehringer Ingelheim and Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Mallinckrodt. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Veloxis Pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Otulana is a Clinical Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California, Davis Medical School as a member of the Volunteer Clinical Faculty. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Research, Education and Innovation Board of Children's National Hospital, Washington DC.
Dr. Otulana will be taking over the seat vacated by Mr. Jack Lloyd, who has recently retired from the Board. Sitting board member, Dr. Tikoes Blankenberg, will be assuming Mr. Lloyd's former Chairman role.
"We are delighted that Dr. Otulana has joined our Board," said Reid Rubsamen, M.D., CEO, Flow Pharma, Inc. "Dr. Otulana has extensive experience as a senior officer in the pharmaceutical industry, and we look forward to working closely with him. His clinical and regulatory expertise in Pulmonary Medicine is especially relevant to our ongoing development of our FLOVID-20 therapy for COVID-19 and our FlowVax Marburg vaccine for Marburg, a weaponized version of Ebola, both designed for delivery by inhalation."
"I am very pleased to be working with Flow Pharma and look forward to helping them as they move forward using their platform technology to develop vaccines and therapies for emerging viral threats and for cancer," said Tunde Otulana, M.D.
About Flow Pharma
Flow Pharma, Inc. is currently manufacturing FLOVID-20(TM) for planned clinical testing. FLOVID-20 is an inhaled Targeted T-cell Immunotherapy for COVID-19 being developed for patients recently exposed to SARS-CoV-2 who are at risk of developing the COVID-19 disease. Flow Pharma is also developing FlowVax Marburg, an inhaled vaccine for Marburg Virus, under contract with the United States Department of Defense. Flow Pharma's Targeted Immunotherapy Pipeline also includes FlowVax BreastCA being developed as neoadjuvant therapy for triple-negative breast cancer.
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