Kalytera Therapeutics, Inc. (TSXV: KALY) today announced that Mr. Pini Ben-Elazar has been appointed to Kalytera’s Board of Directors.
In connection with Kalytera’s recent acquisition of Talent Biotechs, Ltd., the selling shareholders of Talent had the right to nominate a person to join Kalytera’s Board of Directors. The selling shareholders nominated Mr. Ben-Elazar.
Mr. Ben-Elazar is the Chief Executive Officer of Mor Research Applications (“Mor”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clalit Health Services (“Clalit”), the largest HMO in Israel. Mor serves as the technology transfer arm for all inventions created by Clalit professional staff and provides tools to develop ideas into applicative research. Mor’s commercialization portfolio includes a number of successful startups in the medical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology fields, and 60+ projects in various stages of development.
Kalytera (TSXV: KALY) is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company pioneering the development of a next generation of cannabinoid therapeutics. Through its proven leadership, drug development expertise, and intellectual property portfolio, Kalytera seeks to establish a leading position in the development of novel cannabinoid medicines for a range of important unmet medical needs, with an initial focus on Graft versus Host Disease (“GvHD”). Kalytera is also developing a new class of proprietary cannabidiol (“CBD”) therapeutics. CBD is a remarkable compound that has shown activity against a number of pharmacological targets. However, there are limitations associated with natural CBD, including its poor oral bioavailability. Kalytera is developing innovative CBD formulations and prodrugs in an effort to overcome these limitations, and to target specific disease sites within the body. Kalytera intends to file composition of matter and method of use patents covering its novel inventions, with the goal of limiting future competition.
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