Melbourne, Australia; 28 February 2017 – Australian stem cell and regenerative medicine company, Cynata Therapeutics Limited (ASX: CYP) is pleased to announce the appointment of existing nonexecutive director Dr Paul Wotton as Chairman of the Board of Directors. With Cynata now transitioning to a clinical stage company, the Board believes that Dr Wotton has the skills, focus and proven track record to help steer the Company effectively through this next stage of growth. Past chairman Dr Stewart Washer will remain on the Board as a non-executive Director. [Read more…]
This is an exclusive interview with Dr. Paul Wotton, who joined Cynata Therapeutics Board of Directors in June, 2016. He was previously President and CEO of Ocata Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCAT) joining the company in July 2014 and managing it through an all-cash take-over by Astellas Pharma valued at $379 million. Prior to Ocata, Dr. Wotton had served as President and CEO of Antares Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRS), since October, 2008. Prior to joining Antares, Dr. Wotton was the CEO of Topigen Pharmaceuticals and prior to Topigen, he was the Global Head of Business Development of SkyePharma PLC.
Dr. Wotton is also a member of the board of Vericel Corporation, an American company developing autologous cellular therapies and also past Chairman of the Emerging Companies Advisory Board of BIOTEC Canada. Dr. Wotton received his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Nottingham and an MBA from Kingston Business School.
Enjoy Dr. Wotton’s insights in his interview below. [Read more…]