COMMITTED TO HEALTHIER AGING
The Klotho Therapeutics (KTI) team is committed to commercializing Klotho protein and facilitating healthier aging for all. Led by founder James Plante, a serial healthcare/technology entrepreneur with several successful biotech exits, KTI operates virtually with a highly experienced team of subject matter experts.
JAMES “JIM” PLANTE
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Jim is a serial entrepreneur and investor (www.thynkcapital.com/about/) and has achieved many successful financial exits. He has a personal interest in making Klotho development successful as he suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease, a genetic disorder that usually requires kidney transplantation. Jim also established the Foundation for Kidney Transplant Research to further development of a cure (www.kidneyresearchfoundation.org) In addition to founding and leading KTI, Jim is Founder and Chairman of Pathway Genomics (www.pathway.com) Jim’s father died of cancer, a disease that appears to respond favorably to Klotho.
Dinesh Raturi, MD
Dinesh has over 16 years experience in the development process and manufacturing for proteins mAb’s, hormones and enzyme therapeutics. He has developed over 100 proteins, many of which progressed to human trials.
William Ramage, DPhil
Chief Development Officer
Bill was formerly Vice President Corporate Development at DuPont Merck and Molecular Biosystems. Bill is expert in corporate strategy and business development, with a 30+ year track record of executive leadership for biotech and pharma companies. He has raised over $500 million through venture capital, M&A, IPO, private equity and licensing transactions.
Joe Tarsio, PhD, MBA
Joe is a 30 year veteran of pharmaceutical R&D with extensive project management and QA/QC experience with Charles River Labs and Bristol Meyers Squibb. He has developed several commercial therapeutic proteins including Belatacept and Orencia.
Debra Robertson, PhD
Debra brings over 25 years of patent strategy and internal IP management experience with startup and mid-stage biotechs to Klotho Therapeutics. Her expertise centers on licensing/sale, IPO, reverse merger and acquisition experience at Sequenom and Isis Pharmaceuticals.
Medical Advisory Board
The company is also well supported by an advisory board of the world’s leading clinicians and entrepreneurs including the discoverer of Klotho protein and gene and others skilled in commercialization, the biotech industry and kidney disease.
Makoto Kuro-O, MD PhD
Discovered Klotho protein/gene and is the world’s leading expert
(UT Southwestern Medical Center)
Rinaldo Bellomo, MD
World leading expert in managing acute kidney disease in the ICU
(University of Melbourne, Australia)
Ming Chang Hu, MD Phd
Leading expert in animal research focused on the role of Klotho in acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease (UT Southwestern Medical Center)
Christian Faul, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology, University of Alabama
Gregory Stein, MD, MBA
AKI expert, CEO/Founder Curtana Pharma, formerly founder SOVA Parma for kidney disease, recently awarded Orphan drug status by FDA
Timothy Wright, MD
EVP Translational Sciences, CA Institute for Biomedical Research and was the former Global Head of Pharma Development at Novartis and Director at Pfizer
Gregory Gorgas, MBA
Strategic Marketing expert, CEO/Founder Artelo, formerly with Biogen IDEC
Robert Morlock, PhD
Healthcare outcomes expert, formerly with Biogen, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca
Killu Sanborn, PhD
Finance expert, Senior Director, Oxford Finance, formerly with Stratagene