SOURCE: CTD Holdings, Inc.

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July 09, 2014 08:36 ET

CTD Holdings Names New Chief Executive

Dr. Jeffrey Tate Promoted to CEO; C.E. Rick Strattan to Serve as Executive Chairman

ALACHUA, FL --(Marketwired - July 09, 2014) - CTD Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: CTDH), a distributor and manufacturer of cyclodextrin products including the orphan drug designated Trappsol® Cyclo™, today announced the promotion of Dr. Jeffrey Tate to Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of C.E. Rick Strattan. Dr. Tate will hold the titles of President and CEO of CTD Holdings, Inc.; Mr. Strattan will become Executive Chairman. Dr. Tate has been President of CTD for 3 years and is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in both academic and industrial biotechnology. Mr. Strattan is the founder of the CTD Holdings Family of Companies and took the company public in 1994.

"Dr. Tate has proven himself to be the best person for the CEO position as we continue growing the company," Mr. Strattan said. "I look forward to supporting his excellent work as we continue to move forward."

Said Dr. Tate: "I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to lead the company as we move into a growth phase fueled by our Sphingo Biotechnology division and the Trappsol® Cyclo™ orphan drug opportunity. Rick has created a strong foundation on which to build."

The Company also announced its intention to file a Drug Master File with the U.S. FDA in the third quarter of 2014 and to move forward with clinical trials for its orphan drugs designated Trappsol® Cyclo™ product. Protocol development for that clinical trial is now in progress.

The Company's orphan drug designated Trappsol® Cyclo™ product has been used under compassionate use Investigational New Drug protocols to treat Niemann-Pick Type C disease, a genetic disease that is often fatal in young children.

About the Company: 

The CTD Holdings, Inc. Family of Companies distributes and manufactures the trademarked Trappsol® and Aquaplex® cyclodextrins, cyclodextrin derivatives, and cyclodextrin complexes for research, nutrition, cosmetic and medical markets. Sphingo Biotechnology, Inc. is developing Trappsol® Cyclo™, an orphan drug designated product, for the treatment of Niemann Pick Type C, a fatal genetic disease in young children. NanoSonic Products, Inc. operates the world's only cGMP pulse drying facility for the production of ultra-pure cyclodextrin derivatives and pharmaceutical grade Aquaplex® cyclodextrin complexes. CTD, Inc. supplies researchers around the globe from the world's largest catalog of cyclodextrins. The companies offer a wide variety of cyclodextrin related manufacturing services to worldwide customers, including custom formulation, manufacturing, and commercial scale supply of pharmaceutical grade cyclodextrin complexes. For additional information, visit the Company's websites: and

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