CEL-SCI Appoints Robert Watson as Chairperson of the Board

CEL-SCI Corporation announced that Robert (“Bob”) Watson, who has served as a Director of the Company since 2017, has been appointed Chairperson of the Board.

Bob is an accomplished business leader who began his career as an investment banker. With over four decades of experience across various healthcare markets, Bob brings extensive expertise in capital formation strategies and partnerships to drive an efficient capital structure. During his career as CEO or President of private and publicly traded companies in the healthcare sector, Bob negotiated over a half dozen exits and more than $750 million in capital transactions including IPOs, secondary offerings, and debt instruments.

“I have greatly appreciated Bob’s guidance as a Director of CEL-SCI. His recent retirement from an active CEO role created the bandwidth for him to assume additional responsibilities as our Chairperson. The team and I are excited to have Bob involved at this level where his capital markets expertise will be highly valuable,” stated CEL-SCI CEO Geert Kersten.

Based on robust efficacy and safety data in over 750 patients for its immunotherapy drug, Multikine, CEL-SCI received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s go-ahead to conduct a confirmatory Registration Study for the treatment of newly diagnosed advanced primary head and neck cancer. Multikine, a true first-line cancer therapy, significantly extended life in its target patient population demonstrating a 73% survival rate with Multikine vs. only 45% without at 5 years after treatment. The small, focused, confirmatory Registration Study will enroll only 212 patients with a high unmet need for an estimated 100,000 patients annually.

Bob Watson commented, “Having been on the path with CEL-SCI toward FDA approval of Multikine, it is my honor to be able to stand side by side with the management team as we complete the final leg of this amazing journey to bring a pre-surgical immunotherapy to patients with head and neck cancer. As stated previously, we are very confident that the Registration Study will confirm the excellent safety and efficacy results demonstrated in prior studies.”


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