TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxis International, Inc. (OXIS) (OXI.PA) a biotechnology company focused on cannabinoid therapy development and commercialization, announced today, Dr. Lisa A. Haile has joined the Scientific Advisory Board for its wholly owned subsidiary, Oxis Biotech, Inc.
Dr. Lisa A. Haile, Ph.D. currently serves as Co-Chair, Global Life Sciences Sector at DLA Piper. Dr. Haile has special technical expertise in molecular biology and immunology . She has particular experience with patentability, non-infringement and validity opinions; licensing strategies; FDA counseling; due diligence work in connection with venture capital, private and public financing; mergers and acquisitions in the life sciences industry; and strategic counseling for comprehensive life sciences patent portfolio management and value creation. Dr. Haile is a member of DLA Piper's Executive Committee.
Dr. Haile's experience includes US and international patent preparation and prosecution as well as IP reviews for investors relating to technologies including novel genetically altered organisms, antisense, RNA and siRNA molecules, peptides, proteins, DNA, antibodies, vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics.
Oxis Chairman and CEO Tony Cataldo stated, "Intellectual Property is often generated as a result of the development of drug therapy during the evolution and preparation of moving a drug towards FDA approval. Dr. Haile is one of the top biotech attorneys in the world who also happens to be a molecular biologist giving her a more complete understanding of the issues that drive value to the process. We are pleased to add her to our Science Advisory Board." (Joining Dr. Xaing-Quan Xie, and Dr. James Mule., see Oxis press releases).
"I am looking forward to joining the Oxis SAB and working with them as they move forward with research and development in important therapeutic areas, including new cancer therapies," said Dr. Haile.
ABOUT OXIS BIOTECH, INC. - OXIS is a biotech company that develops and commercializes innovative drugs of therapeutic molecules including cannabinoids, which are focused on several cancer indications. Oxis address the clinical shortcomings of existing commercial products in related fields. OXIS has formed relationships with some of the world's leading cannabinoid researchers and institutions to advance it's technologies.
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