About BTI

Advisors

Carl W. Rausch

Chief Executive Officer

From 2008 to present, Mr. Rausch has served as an independent consultant for biopharmaceutical industrial clients, university based development facilities and contract research organizations for preclinical and clinical strategic management of investigative biological materials for registration with the European Medicines Agency and the US Food and Drug Administration. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Rausch was a principal with Biotechnology Partners, which provided advisory services to biotechnology clients. Mr. Rausch served as the Vice Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of Biopure Corporation ("Biopure") from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Rausch cofounded Biopure in 1984. From 1984 until 2002, Mr. Rausch served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Following Mr. Rausch's resignation as Chief Executive Officer of Biopure, the SEC filed a Complaint against, Biopure, other senior management and Mr. Rausch. However, on September 24, 2005, simultaneously a settlement with final judgment was entered with Mr. Rausch only. Without admitting or denying the allegations of the Complaint, Mr. Rausch and the SEC settled with an agreement to avoid any future violations of Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rules 12b-20, 13a-11 and 13a-13 thereunder and to pay a civil penalty of $40,000 in installments. Prior to Biopure's founding, Mr. Rausch was Vice President, Preparative and Process, at Millipore Corporation. He holds an M.S. degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds an M.S. degree in medical engineering and a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Tufts University.

Larry K. Ellingson

Medical Advisory Board Chairman

A former Chairman of the Board of the American Diabetes Association, Mr. Ellingson has more than four decades of experience in drug development with a strong emphasis on diabetes and related diseases. Mr. Ellingson is the principal of Global Diabetes Consulting, which works with several companies as well as the North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy. He was Executive Director Diabetes Care at Eli Lilly & Co. He is also a former chair of the board of Protemix Ltd., a biotechnology company focused on proteomics and the development of molecules for diabetes and related diseases. He holds an executive MBA degree from Babson College and a BS degree in pharmacy from North Dakota State University.

Dr. Meng Tan, M.D.

Consulting Medical Director and Medical Advisory Board Member

Dr. Meng Tan is a professor of internal medicine (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes) at the University of Michigan. A past president of the Canadian Diabetes Association, senior medical director of the Diabetes Endocrine Platform Team and distinguished medical fellow of Eli Lilly and Company, he is a member of the American Diabetes Association and fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. Dr. Tan received his M.D. degree from Dalhousie University.

Dr. Philip Raskin, M.D.

Medical Advisory Board Member

Dr. Philip Raskin is the Clifton and Betsy Chair in Biomedical Research and professor of medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is also director of the diabetes clinic and former director of the University Diabetes Treatment Center at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. A member of the American Diabetes Association, he is the former editor of the Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Charles M. Clark, Jr., M.D.

Medical Advisory Board Member

Dr. Charles Clark is professor emeritus of medicine at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. A past president of the American Diabetes Association, he has served as chairman of the National Diabetes Education Program Steering Committee and as editor of Diabetes Care. He has also served as chair of the Conference on the Worldwide Burden of Diabetes. He received his M.D. degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.

Jaime A. Davidson, M.D.

Medical Advisory Board Member

Dr. Jaime Davidson is clinical professor of internal medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Touchstone Diabetes Center at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He serves as president of WorldWIDE, a non-profit diabetes education foundation, and as a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Diabetes. A member of the American Diabetes Association since 1974, he also has served as chair of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology Diabetes Consensus Guidelines. He received his M.D. degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City.  Dr. Davidson completed his post-graduate training in the U.S. with internship and residency training in Texas and his Endocrinology Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Hana Chen-Walden, M.D.

Consultant

Dr. Chen-Walden has specialized in regulatory affairs in the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S and Europe. She has thirty years of regulatory experience with the EMEA and in individual European countries. Since 2004 until present, Dr. Chen-Walden consulted for European Clinical and Regulatory Consultancy in medical monitoring, quality assurance and regulatory input for clinical studies in the fields of oncology, cardiology, diabetes, neurology, respiratory diseases and medical devices. From 2000 – 2003, Dr. Chen-Walden was Director of International Regulatory Affairs Covalent Group Ltd. From 1997 – 2000 she was Medical, Drug Safety and Regulatory Director at CRC, a clinical CRO in France. Dr. Chen Walden received her Doctorate of Medicine from University of Tel Aviv, Israel. Dr. Chen-Walden has practiced medicine in Germany and France.

David S.H. Bell, MB, FACP, FACE

Medical Advisory Board Member

Dr. Bell is an adjunct clinical professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine where from 1980 to 2005 he served as a professor of medicine. The author or coauthor of more than 320 publications, he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the American Diabetes Association and is on the Editorial Boards of the journal Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism and Endocrine Today. He is a graduate of Belfast Royal Academy and Queens University School of Medicine, from which he graduated with the MB, BCh, BAO degree.