AVITA Therapeutics, Inc., a regenerative medicine company that is developing and commercializing a technology platform that enables point-of-care autologous skin restoration for multiple unmet needs, announced today that David McIntyre notified the Company of his intention to resign as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer in order to pursue life sciences opportunities in his home state of New Jersey. The effective date of his resignation is November 23, 2020. Mr. McIntyre has also agreed to provide consultancy services to the Company through December 31, 2020 so as to support a smooth transition of his responsibilities. The Company wishes to thank David for successfully leading and completing the redomiciliation project during his tenure as well as for his many valuable contributions to AVITA’s executive leadership team.
Mr. McIntyre’s responsibilities as the Company’s principal financial officer and principal accounting officer will transition to Mr. Sean Ekins, the Company’s Vice President of Finance, with effect from November 9, 2020.
The Company will immediately commence an external search for its next Chief Financial Officer who will be based at AVITA’s headquarters in Valencia, CA.
There is no family relationship between Mr. Ekins and any director, executive officer or person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer at the Company. The Company has not entered into any transactions with Mr. Ekins that would require disclosure pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Authorized for release by the Chief Executive Officer of AVITA Therapeutics, Inc.
ABOUT AVITA THERAPEUTICS, INC.
AVITA Therapeutics is a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in burns, chronic wounds, and aesthetics indications. AVITA Therapeutics’ patented and proprietary collection and application technology provides innovative treatment solutions derived from the regenerative properties of a patient’s own skin. The medical devices work by preparing a RES® REGENERATIVE EPIDERMAL SUSPENSION, an autologous suspension comprised of the patient’s skin cells necessary to regenerate natural healthy epidermis. This autologous suspension is then sprayed onto the areas of the patient requiring treatment.
AVITA Therapeutics’ first U.S. product, the RECELL® System, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September 2018. The RECELL System is indicated for use in the treatment of acute thermal burns in patients 18 years and older. The RECELL System is used to prepare Spray-On Skin™ Cells using a small amount of a patient’s own skin, providing a new way to treat severe burns, while significantly reducing the amount of donor skin required. The RECELL System is designed to be used at the point of care alone or in combination with autografts depending on the depth of the burn injury. Compelling data from randomized, controlled clinical trials conducted at major U.S. burn centers and real-world use in more than 8,000 patients globally, reinforce that the RECELL System is a significant advancement over the current standard of care for burn patients and offers benefits in clinical outcomes and cost savings. Healthcare professionals should read the INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE – RECELL® Autologous Cell Harvesting Device (https://recellsystem.com/) for a full description of indications for use and important safety information including contraindications, warnings and precautions.
In international markets, our products are marketed under the RECELL System brand to promote skin healing in a wide range of applications including burns, chronic wounds and aesthetics. The RECELL System is TGA-registered in Australia and received CE-mark approval in Europe. To learn more, visit www.avitamedical.com.
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