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Tarix Orphan

Management

Joerg Gruber, Chairman
Mr. Gruber is a founder of Tarix and has served as its Chairman since April 2007. He co-founded Clubb Capital Limited, a London-based corporate finance and venture capital firm with a focus on healthcare, in 1995 and has been its Chairman since 1999. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Gruber was an independent venture capital consultant. Prior to his career in venture capital, Mr. Gruber spent 14 years in Banking and Investment Banking at UBS, Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Gruber is the Chairman of Pathfinder Cell Therapy, Inc., a public company focused on developing a novel cell-based therapy for the treatment of diabetes, renal disease, myocardial infarction, and other diseases characterized by organ-specific cell damage.

Richard Franklin, M.D., Ph.D., Director and CEO

Dr Franklin is a founder of Tarix and has served as its President and CEO since its inception. He is Chief Executive of Pathfinder Cell Therapy, Inc. a public company focused on developing a novel cell-based therapy for the treatment of diabetes, renal disease, myocardial infarction, and other diseases characterized by organ-specific cell damage, and a director of Raptor Pharmaceuticals.

Elizabeth Wagner, MS, MBA, VP Corporate Development
Miss Wagner has served as VP Corporate Development since October 2011. She has 10 years experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including 5 years of clinical research experience at Genzyme Corporation and business development experience at Cubist Pharmaceuticals. Miss Wagner received her MS and MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

John Benson, Finance Director
Mr. Benson has served as Finance Director since January 2012. He also serves as the CFO and Treasurer of Pathfinder Cell Therapy, Inc., a public company focused on developing a novel cell-based therapy for the treatment of diseases characterized by organ-specific cell damage. He served as controller of Pathfinder Cell Therapy, Inc. from 2006 to 2011 and as controller of the spine products division of Stryker Corporation from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Benson is a certified public accountant with over thirty years’ experience in corporate accounting and finance. Mr. Benson holds a degree in accounting from Saint Bonaventure University.

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