SOURCE: Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc.

Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc.

May 23, 2016 08:30 ET

Stellar Biotechnologies Appoints Michael L. Klein, Ph.D. as Vice President of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC)

PORT HUENEME, CA--(Marketwired - May 23, 2016) - Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. ("Stellar" or "Company") (NASDAQ: SBOT), the leader in sustainable manufacture of Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin ("KLH"), today announced the appointment of Michael L. Klein, Ph.D. as Vice President of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls ("CMC"). Dr. Klein will assume management responsibility for the Company's pharmaceutical manufacturing and product development functions and serve as the Company's representative on all activities related to CMC.

Dr. Klein joins Stellar as a seasoned executive with over 26 years of scientific, regulatory, and operational experience in the biopharmaceutical industry with specialization in protein chemistry. Dr. Klein's background includes leadership of numerous therapeutic biologics development projects, scientific oversight for CMC development and GLP/cGMP manufacturing and testing, management of manufacturing contracts and negotiation, and technology transfer. His past experience includes operational team leadership for over thirty therapeutic biologic products across all stages of development, and served as an author on successful regulatory filings for many proteins entering clinical trials including direct defense of filings with the FDA. Dr. Klein received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from UCLA. He also served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Immunology at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope.

"Mike's extensive experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing management, and especially his work with novel biological products at all stages of development, will be a great asset given Stellar's expansion plans," said Frank Oakes, President, CEO and Chairman of Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. "Our customer base is growing and there is a pipeline of new KLH-based immunotherapies in development which are anticipated to drive higher demand for Stellar KLH™. We are very pleased to have Mike join our operations team at this exciting time in the Company's evolution."

About Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc.:
Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc.
(NASDAQ: SBOT) is the leader in sustainable manufacture of Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH), an important immune-stimulating protein used in wide-ranging therapeutic and diagnostic markets. KLH is both an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in many new immunotherapies (targeting cancer, immune disorders, Alzheimer's and inflammatory diseases) as well as a finished product for measuring immune status. Stellar Biotechnologies is unique in its proprietary methods, facilities, and KLH technology. We are committed to meeting the growing demand for commercial-scale supplies of GMP grade KLH, ensuring environmentally sound KLH production, and developing KLH-based active immunotherapies.

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