Satellos Bioscience Inc. Announces the Appointment of Philip D. Lambert, Ph.D, as Chief Technology Officer
TORONTO, September 28, 2022 – Satellos Bioscience Inc. (TSXV: MSCL) (“Satellos” or the “Company“), a regenerative medicine company aimed at developing therapeutics that change the way degenerative muscle diseases are treated, is pleased to announce that its board of directors (the “Board“) has appointed Philip Lambert, Ph.D., as Chief Technology Officer (“CTO“) of the Company, effective September 27, 2022.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Lambert to our team as CTO, leading our translational research and development activities,” said Frank Gleeson, MBA, Co-Founder, and Chief Executive Officer of Satellos. “Phil has extensive experience in drug discovery, including the crucial translational stage from academia to clinical development. His in-depth knowledge of pharmacology, drug development and business building will greatly enhance our progress towards discovering and advancing novel medicines that treat rare muscle diseases with unmet medical needs.”
Dr. Lambert brings more than two decades of experience in pharmaceutical research and development to Satellos. He is a well published researcher, a serial entrepreneur, and a leader who has held senior positions in academia, biotechnology, non-profit, large pharmaceutical, and contract research organizations. Dr. Lambert is an experienced drug finder who has provided the necessary preclinical data to support the entrance of more than twenty small and large molecule therapeutics into clinical trials for multiple diseases. He was a member of the management team that conducted the due diligence and sale of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals to GlaxoSmithKline for US$720,000,000. He also cofounded, effectively grew, and sold VivoPath, a contract research organization, to Charles River Laboratories. Dr. Lambert received his Ph.D. in neuroendocrinology from Imperial College London and was a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine.
“I am delighted to join Satellos. The research team has built a unique technology platform to discover regulatory pathways, drug targets and therapeutic drugs that modulate stem cells and enable regeneration”, said Dr. Lambert. “I am excited to have this opportunity to join a truly innovative company with an emerging pipeline of regulatory pathways and drug candidates with potential to provide transformative therapeutics for patients in dire need.”
Satellos Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Michael Rudnicki, added “I am also so pleased to welcome Phil to Satellos and am excited at the prospect of working closely with him. Dr. Lambert’s background and expertise in translational development are a timely addition and seem ideally aligned with the needs of Satellos as we move towards clinical development with our new paradigm for treating muscle disorders.”
In connection with his appointment as CTO, Dr. Lambert has been awarded 200,000 stock options (the “Stock Options“) pursuant to the terms of the Company’s Stock Option Plan. The Stock Options are exercisable at a price of $0.33 per share for a period of 10 years from the date of the grant.
About Satellos Bioscience Inc.
Satellos is a biotechnology company dedicated to developing life-changing medicines to treat degenerative muscle conditions. Our scientists discovered what we believe to be a previously unrecognized root cause of skeletal muscle degeneration. One which has the potential to transform how muscle disorders are treated. Our scientific founder, Dr. Michael Rudnicki, is a thought leader who discovered and has shown how muscle stem cells regulate muscle repair and growth throughout life. He has shown how defects in a process known as stem cell “polarity”, which controls how muscle stem cells divide to create muscle progenitor cells, lead to a failure of muscle regeneration in Duchenne and potentially other muscle disorders. As a result of this ongoing inability to produce sufficient numbers of new muscle cells, the muscles of people living with Duchenne are unable to keep up with and repair the continuous and accumulating damage their muscles experience. Satellos’ lead program is focused on developing an oral therapeutic drug (i.e., a pill) intended to correct muscle stem cell polarity and restore the body’s innate muscle repair and regeneration process. We believe our unique therapeutic approach represents a potential disease modifying treatment for Duchenne and other dystrophies, offering new hope to patients. To expand our programs to other degenerative muscle conditions or disorders, Satellos has created a proprietary discovery platform, MyoReGenX™, which we utilize to identify disease situations where deficits in muscle stem cell polarity and regeneration occur and are amenable to therapeutic treatment. For more information about or to discuss potential collaborations with Satellos concerning our discovery platform and therapeutic candidates or our subsidiary Amphotericin B Technologies Inc., please contact Ryan Mitchell, Ph.D., Director – Business Development at [email protected] or visit Satellos.com.
Christina Cameron, Communications
Satellos Bioscience Inc.
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