Dr. Platt is a world-renowned expert in carbohydrate chemistry who has founded three publicly traded companies, creating nearly $1B for investors. He has raised $150M directly in public markets in the U.S., and has led development of two drug candidates from concept through phase II clinical trials. Prior to BioXyTran Inc. Dr. Platt founded Boston Therapeutics Inc. in 2010 (OTC: BTHE). Between 2001 and 2009, Dr. Platt became a founder of Pro-Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC: PRWP and AMEX: PRW, now NASDAQ: GALT), and served as its chief executive officer and board chairman. In 1995 Dr. Platt founded International Gene Group (NASDAQ: IGGI, GLGS now LPJC); he continued to serve the firm through 2000.
Mr. Conaway is the Veterinary Medical Officer for the Office of Research Oversight, an office within the Veterans Health Administration under the US Department of Veterans Affairs. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Conaway was the Deputy Regional Director (Southern Region). From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Conaway served as Manager of the Equine Drug Testing and Animal Disease Surveillance Laboratories for the Michigan Department of Agriculture. From 1994 to 1998, he was Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Michigan Department of Public Health Vaccine Production Division. From May 2001 to February 2009, Dr. Conaway was a director of Pro-Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public company with shares traded on the NYSE Alternext US. Dr. Conaway received a DVM degree from Tuskegee Institute and an MS degree in pathology from the College of veterinary medicine at Michigan State University.
Mr. Esber has been a principal in Esber D&D consulting since 2005. From 2003 to 2005, Dr. Esber was a Senior Consultant, Business Development at Charles River Labs, Discovery and Development Services. From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Esber was a consultant and from 2006, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer for Bio-Quant, which he had co-founded. Dr. Esber was also the co-founder of BioSignature Diagnostics, Inc. and Advanced Drug Delivery, Inc. From December 2009 to January 2013, Dr. Esber was a director of Apricus Biosciences, Inc., a public company with shares traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market. From April 2006 to February 2009, Dr. Esber was a director of Pro-Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public company with shares traded on the NYSE Alternext US. He serves on the scientific advisory boards of several biotechnology companies and is the author of more than 130 technical publications. Dr. Esber has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of oncology/tumor immunology and immunotherapy as well as strong knowledge in the field of toxicology and regulatory affairs. Dr. Esber received a BS degree in biology/pre-med from the College of William and Mary, an MS degree in public health and parasitology from the University of North Carolina, and a PhD in immunology/microbiology from West Virginia University Medical Center. Dr. Esber was previously a director of the company from September 2009 through December 2010.
Alan M. Hoberman, PhD is president and CEO of Argus International, Inc., overseeing a staff of scientists and other professionals who provide consulting services for industry, government agencies, law firms, and other organizations, both in the U.S. and internationally. Between 1991 and 2013 he held a series of positions of increasing responsibility at Charles River Laboratories Preclinical Services (formerly Argus Research Laboratories, Inc.), most recently as Executive Director of Site Operations and Toxicology. He currently works with that organization to design, supervise, and evaluate reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, inhalation, and photobiology studies. Dr. Hoberman holds a PhD in toxicology from Pacific Western University, an MS in interdisciplinary toxicology from the University of Arkansas, and a BS in biology from Drexel University.
Mr. Utter has more than 25 years of finance, accounting and management experience in medical devices, consulting and manufacturing industries in capacities as CFO, Controller and Managing Director. He had progressively increased management experience in the European Nolato Group and later on in the Amplex Group. Mr. Utter has had a broad business exposure with IFRS and GAAP reporting as well as with SOX compliance. He has also worked with M&A evaluations, financing and integration as well as more hands-on manufacturing cost accounting and reporting. He is currently in charge of the finance control at one of General Cable’s entities. Mr. Utter is and has been serving as a director on boards in both profit as well as non-profit organizations. Mr. Utter holds an MBA from Babson College and a BA from Uppsala University in Sweden.