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News Release - March 29, 2017
Tyme Technologies Announces Two New Board of Director Appointments -- David Carberry and James BiehlNEW YORK, March 29, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Tyme Technologies, Inc. (TYMI), a specialty biotechnology company developing cancer therapeutics targeted at multiple tumor types, today announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors, David Carberry and James Biehl.
“These additions significantly expand Tyme’s Board expertise in the life sciences, healthcare, financial, accounting and legal sectors. We are delighted to add Dave and Jim to the Tyme team,” said CEO Steve Hoffman.
David Carberry, 64, is a retired healthcare financial executive with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Most recently, from April 2012 to June 2016 Mr. Carberry was the Chief Financial Officer of Excellis Health Solutions, LLC, a consulting and software solutions company focused on the healthcare industry. Prior to that, Mr. Carberry was Chief Financial Officer of Aldagen, a biopharmaceutical company, for three years. Mr. Carberry also served in a number of financial oversight roles within Johnson & Johnson and related divisions between 1981 and 2008, including Vice President, Finance of Independence Technology L.L.C., Johnson & Johnson/Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, a joint venture, and Vice President, Finance of Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc., a healthcare account management and business services provider.
Jim Biehl, 53, has been a partner at the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Princeton, NJ since 1989 in the Corporate and Securities group. As a corporate lawyer with over 25 years of experience representing public and private companies with structuring, negotiating and managing sophisticated securities and corporate transactional matters, he has extensive experience with federal and state securities laws, public debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate venture transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, emerging company formation and management, and corporate governance matters. Jim’s industry experience includes representing big pharma, healthcare systems, healthcare consulting firms, consumer products, and medical device companies.
Tyme Technologies is developing a novel first-in-class therapy, SM-88, that is designed to use cancer’s unusual metabolism to selectively break down the cellular defenses of tumors, leading to tumor cell death. Through clinical trials and expanded access programs, SM-88 has been used in over 84 individuals and shown a clinical response in thirteen cancer types. In its initial Phase I trial for end-stage, metastatic cancer patients, SM-88 treatment resulted in a median overall survival of 26 months, with 32% of patients alive at the end of the three year evaluation period without any drug-related serious adverse events. The Company is currently conducting a Phase II trial in prostate cancer in addition to ongoing collaborations with the Mayo Clinic, Mount Sinai, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and other institutions. For more information, visit our website: www.tymeinc.com.
Forward-Looking Statements/Disclosure Notice
In addition to historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements within this press release include, without limitation, statements regarding our drug candidates (including SM-88), our drug development plans and strategies, our completed and planned clinical trials and the therapeutic design and mechanisms of our drug candidates; and readers can identify forward-looking statements by sentences or passages involving the use of terms such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “designed,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “potential,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “would” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on management’s current expectations, which are subject to uncertainty, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of Tyme’s control. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any historical results and future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, uncertainties inherent in research and development, including the ability to achieve clinical study start and completion dates; the possibility of unfavorable study results, including unfavorable new clinical data and additional analyses of existing data; risks associated with early, initial data, including the risk that the final Phase II data analysis, final results of additional clinical trials, or both, may be different from the preliminary data analysis and may not support further clinical development; whether and when any applications or other submissions for SM-88 may be filed with regulatory authorities; whether and when regulatory authorities may approve any applications or submissions; decisions by regulatory authorities regarding labeling and other matters that could affect commercial availability of SM-88; competitive developments; and the factors described in the section captioned “Risk Factors” of Tyme’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2016 (available at www.sec.gov).
The information contained in this press release is as of January 31, 2017 and Tyme assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of future events or developments.
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