SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) June 19, 2018
AETHLON MEDICAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
8910 University Center Lane, Suite 660
San Diego, California
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 459-7800
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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ITEM 5.02 Appointment of a Director
On June 19, 2018, Guy Cipriani joined the Board of Directors of Aethlon Medical, Inc. (the “Company”). Mr. Cipriani meets the requirements to serve as an independent director of the Company under the applicable Nasdaq Rules.
Mr. Cipriani is a business executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. His extensive background includes corporate and business development, strategic planning, alliance management, and product development activities. He has successfully completed over twenty deals of various types, including commercialization agreements, development agreements, discovery collaborations, distribution agreements across multiple therapeutic areas including cardiovascular, infectious disease, oncology, and CNS.
Currently (and since July 2017), Mr. Cipriani serves as Chief Business Officer at Microbion Corporation, a company focused on the development of a new class of antibiotic therapies for difficult to treat and resistant infections. His business and corporate development responsibilities at Microbion include securing partnerships and raising dilutive and non-dilutive capital for the company’s promising clinical-stage pipeline. From July 2012 to July 2017, he served as Vice President of Business Development at Cascadian Therapeutics where he was responsible for licensing-in several promising pipeline candidates and generating external interest in the company’s clinical-stage pipeline to set the stage for future strategic transactions. Prior to that role, Mr. Cipriani served as Vice President of Business Development at Cardiome Pharma Corp. where he led the negotiation of a US $800 million global development and co-commercialization licensing deal with Merck & Company in 2009 around the company’s lead Phase 3 cardiovascular program. Prior to Cardiome, Mr. Cipriani served as Senior Director of Business Development for TransForm Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where his efforts helped facilitate the company’s acquisition by Johnson and Johnson for $230 million in 2005. Mr. Cipriani began his pharmaceutical industry career at Eli Lilly & Company as a member of their Corporate Business Development team where he completed multiple in-licensing and out-licensing transactions for commercial, clinical and preclinical state assets.
Mr. Cipriani holds a B.S.E.E., High Honors from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. The Company has determined that Mr. Cipriani is a valuable asset to its Board due to his vast experience in business and transactional development and execution in the life sciences industry.
ITEM 9.01 Exhibits
Exhibit 99.1 Press Release, dated June 25, 2018
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|AETHLON MEDICAL, INC.
|By: /s/ James B. Frakes
|James B. Frakes
|Dated: June 25, 2018
|Chief Financial Officer