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vTv Therapeutics Appoints Thomas Strack, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- vTv Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTVT), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of cadisegliatin (TTP399) as an adjunctive therapy to insulin for the treatment of type 1 diabetes ("T1D"), today announced the appointment of Thomas Strack, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer, effective immediately.

“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Strack to the vTv team,” said Paul Sekhri, President and Chief Executive Officer of vTv Therapeutics. “He brings extensive drug development and clinical expertise, as well as a wealth of knowledge in endocrine, metabolic, and cardiovascular diseases. We believe his expertise will be invaluable as we continue to advance toward the initiation of phase 3 study activities for cadisegliatin as an adjunctive therapy to insulin for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.”

Dr. Strack joins vTv with more than 30 years of experience in academic clinical medicine and pharmaceutical drug development. Most recently, he served as Chief Medical Officer of Faeth Therapeutics Inc., a clinical stage developer of metabolic oncology therapies. Prior to Faeth, Dr. Strack was Senior Vice President in Clinical Development and Medical Affairs at Molecular Templates, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for oncology. He also served as Consultant in Medical Affairs at Omeros Corporation, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on small-molecule and protein therapeutics for immunologic disorders. Before Omeros, Dr. Strack served in senior clinical and research and development roles at Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Asubio Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Daiichi-Sankyo, and Pfizer. Previously, Dr. Strack began his industry career at Eli Lilly & Company, holding multiple positions including a Senior Regulatory Scientist in U.S. Regulatory Affairs, Oncology, Clinical Research Physician in Lilly Research Laboratories, and Associate Medical Director (Lilly Canada) in Diabetes/Endocrinology, Cardiovascular, and Oncology. Dr. Strack earned his M.D. and his Doctorate from Johannes Gutenberg University.

“I am extremely excited by the therapeutic potential of cadisegliatin as an adjunctive therapy to insulin for the treatment of T1D and look forward to playing a prominent role in the execution of the planned Phase 3 program,” added Dr. Strack. “We continue to engage with the FDA, made possible by the Breakthrough Therapy Designation that has been granted to cadisegliatin and are making important progress toward the initiation of the pivotal program. I look forward to working closely with the team to achieve our collective goal of improving the lives of patients with T1D through the development of cadisegliatin.”

About vTv Therapeutics
vTv Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing oral, small molecule drug candidates. vTv has a pipeline of clinical drug candidates led by cadisegliatin (TTP399), a potential adjunctive therapy to insulin for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. vTv’s development partners are pursuing additional indications in type 2 diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, renal disease, primary mitochondrial myopathy, and glioblastoma and other cancers and cancer treatment-related conditions.

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