Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Dr Ken Taylor appointed Chief Executive

Living Cell Technologies Limited

CAN: 104 028 042

ASX: LCT

OTCQX: LVCLY

ASX ANNOUNCEMENT

Dr Ken Taylor appointed Chief Executive

8 July 2014 – Sydney, Australia & Auckland, New Zealand – Living Cell Technologies Limited today announced that Dr Ken Taylor has been appointed Chief Executive. Ken was appointed NTCELL Program Director in February and became Acting Chief Executive in April. He has been successful resuming patient recruitment in the Phase I/IIa clinical trial of NTCELL® in Parkinson’s disease.

Dr Taylor joins LCT following a prestigious international career in both academia and business. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Maryland, USA, and subsequently held a joint appointment in neurosciences at Princeton University and the Squibb Institute of Medical Research in Princeton, New Jersey. He joined Roche Australia and was soon promoted to the role of Medical Director, Australia; before becoming Managing Director of Roche New Zealand. In 1990, he was appointed Managing Director of the Roche UK affiliate and then transferred to Syntex in Palo Alto, California to convert the corporate pharmaceutical company to the Roche Bioscience Research Center. Prior to joining LCT, Dr Taylor was CEO of Antipodean Pharmaceuticals where he managed the Phase I and II studies of its lead compound in Parkinson’s disease. He holds Honours and Doctorate degrees in pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacology from the University of Otago School of Medicine and completed a business management program at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Mr Roy Austin, Chairman of LCT, said “I am delighted to appoint Dr Taylor to the Chief Executive position because he brings such a depth of relevant scientific, regulatory and leadership knowledge and experience to the job.”

Dr Taylor said, “It is a very exciting time to be leading LCT with NTCELL for Parkinson’s disease in the clinic and the potential of our patented cell therapy to treat other neurological diseases such as Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and motor neurone diseases.”

– Ends –

For further information: www.lctglobal.com


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Fossils: Ancient Penguins Lived Alongside Dinosaurs?

Penguins are much older than previously thought and their evolution probably dates back to the days of the dinosaurs, according to research on the fossilised leg bone and toes of a giant ancient penguin found in rocks near Waipara, North Canterbury. More>>

No Voda/Sky: Commission Declines Clearance For Merger

The Commerce Commission has declined to grant clearance for the proposed merger of Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Power: IEA Report On New Zealand's Energy System

Outside of its largely low-carbon power sector, managing the economy’s energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions while still remaining competitive and growing remains a challenge. More>>

ALSO:

NASA: Seven Earth-Size Planets Around A Single Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Transport Case: Men Guilty Of Corruption And Bribery Will Spend Time In Jail

Two men who were found guilty of corruption and bribery in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) trial have been sentenced in the Auckland High Court today... The pair are guilty of corruption and bribery offences relating to more than $1 million of bribes which took place between 2005 and 2013 at Rodney District Council and Auckland Transport. More>>

ALSO:

Hager Raid: Westpac Wrong To Release Bank Records To Police

The Privacy Commissioner has censured Westpac Banking Corp for releasing without a court order more than 10 months of bank records belonging to the political activist and journalist Nicky Hager during a police investigation into leaked information published in Hager's 2014 pre-election book, 'Dirty Politics'. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news