Organicell Regenerative Medicine, Inc. (OTCQB:OCEL), a South Florida-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative biological regenerative therapeutics, is pleased to announce that it has tapped Harry L. Leider, MD, MBA as its new CEO.
Dr. Leider brings more than 25 years of experience as a healthcare executive and entrepreneur, with extensive experience serving in C-suite roles in both publicly-held and early-stage companies, to the position. He has advanced breakthroughs in patient care across multiple sectors of the health care industry.
Prior to joining Organicell, Dr. Leider served as the chief medical officer and executive vice president of Gelesis, a biotech company specializing in therapies for obesity. Under his leadership, the company successfully completed the process to gain FDA approval for its lead product, Plenity®; and then successfully commercialized Plenity via a unique direct-to-consumer model supported by a national telemedicine program. Furthermore, he played a key role as part of a small leadership team that led the company through its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Before that time, Dr. Leider served as chief medical officer and group vice president for Walgreens Boots Alliance, a Fortune 50 company where he provided leadership for all clinical programs, quality assessment activities, health outcomes research, and health analytics projects. Prior to Walgreens, he served as chief medical officer and executive vice president at Ameritox, a specialty laboratory company that enabled physicians to more safely treat patients suffering with chronic pain. He has also participated on the Board of Directors of Alivio Therapeutics, TytoCare, and Mobile Help.
During his career, Dr. Leider has served on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business and Harvard Medical School, and has published more than 25 articles and chapters related to patient care and organizational leadership in peer-reviewed journals and books. He also was a core faculty member of the American Association of Physician Leadership for more than 20 years and has published five patents in the field of laboratory medicine.
“Harry brings an extensive track record of successfully launching innovative therapeutics and services that have positively impacted the practice of medicine. I am honored and excited to welcome him to our seasoned leadership team,” said Ian Bothwell, chief financial officer of Organicell. “Harry’s research and commercial expertise, along with his broad strategic business perspective, will enable Organicell to rapidly advance its successful research and commercial programs while transforming the regenerative medicine space.”
Dr. Leider stated, “I am honored to lead Organicell and work alongside a highly talented team of executives, researchers, and business associates. Together, we have a truly unique opportunity to develop and commercialize an entirely new class of therapies for important clinical conditions, while building a word-class biotherapeutic company.”
About Organicell Regenerative Medicines, Inc.
Organicell Regenerative Medicine, Inc. (OTCQB:OCEL) is a South Florida-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company principally focusing on the development of innovative biological therapeutics for the treatment of chronic diseases and the provision of related services. The Company’s proprietary products are derived from perinatal sources and are manufactured to retain the naturally occurring bioactive exosomes, hyaluronic acid, and proteins without the addition or combination of any other substance or diluent. To learn more, please visit https://organicell.com/.
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