Disruptive Anti-Infective Technologies

ContraFect is developing first-in-class therapies for drug resistant, life threatening infections.

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ContraFect Announces Organizational Changes

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About

ContraFect is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing therapeutic proteins and antibodies for life-threatening, drug-resistant infectious diseases, particularly those treated in hospital settings. An estimated 700,000 deaths worldwide each year are attributed to antimicrobial-resistant infections. Our lysin and monoclonal antibody platforms target conserved regions of bacteria or viruses (regions that are not prone to mutation). ContraFect's initial product candidates include new agents to treat antibiotic-resistant infections such as MRSA (methicillin resistant Staph aureus) and influenza.


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Leadership

Our leadership team has a track record of creating shareholder value.

Steven C. Gilman, Ph.D.

Steven C. Gilman, Ph.D.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Gilman most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Research & Development and Chief Scientific Officer at Cubist Pharmaceuticals until its acquisition by Merck & Co. Prior to joining Cubist in 2008, Dr. Gi...

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Cara Cassino, M.D.

Cara Cassino, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer and Sr. Vice President, Development

Dr. Cassino has over 20 years of experience as a clinician and executive in healthcare, including over 14 years of experience in pharmaceutical product development and over 20 successful regulatory submissions in the US and glo...

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Michael Wittekind, Ph.D.

Michael Wittekind, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer and Sr. Vice President, Research

Dr. Wittekind has more than 20 years of industry experience in biotechnology research and management. Prior to joining ContraFect, Dr. Wittekind served as the Executive Director of Research for Amgen Inc, where he directed the ...

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Josh Muntner

Josh Muntner

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Mr. Muntner has more than 15 years of transaction experience assisting life sciences companies with financing and M&A advisory transactions. Prior to joining ContraFect, he served as Managing Director and Co-He...

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Nancy Dong

Nancy Dong

VP, Controller

Ms. Dong has more than 20 years of experience in accounting, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting, organizational development, financial systems and controls. She served as controller at XL Marketing and Alley Corp pri...

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Michael Messinger, CPA

Michael Messinger, CPA

Vice President, Finance

Mr. Messinger has more than 15 years of experience in finance, accounting and forecasting for clinical development. He served as Controller of Coelacanth Corporation prior to his role as Director of Finance for Lexicon Pharmace...

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Natalie Bogdanos

Natalie Bogdanos

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Bogdanos has more than 17 years of in-depth legal experience across many areas of law including contract, intellectual property, licensing, regulatory, corporate governance, securities and litigation. Prior to joining Contr...

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Steven C. Gilman, Ph.D.

Steven C. Gilman, Ph.D.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Gilman most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Research & Development and Chief Scientific Officer at Cubist Pharmaceuticals until its acquisition by Merck & Co. Prior to joining Cubist in 2008, Dr. Gi...

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Sol Barer, Ph.D.

Sol Barer, Ph.D.

Lead Director

Dr. Barer joined Celanese Research Company in 1974 and formed the Biotechnology Group that was spun out to form Celgene. Dr. Barer was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from May 1, 2006 until June 16, 2010 and served a...

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Roger J. Pomerantz, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Roger J. Pomerantz, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Vice Chairman

Dr. Pomerantz was formerly Worldwide Head of Licensing & Acquisitions, Senior Vice President at Merck & Co., Inc. where he oversaw all licensing and acquisitions at Merck Research Laboratories. Previously, he served as ...

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Isaac Blech

Isaac Blech

Founder and private financier of biotechnology companies

Mr. Blech's current roles include Director of ContraFect Corporation, Founder and Vice Chairman of Cerecor, Inc., a company developing new treatments for central nervous systems disorders, Vice Chairman of Edge Therapeutics, In...

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Cary W. Sucoff

Cary W. Sucoff

Owner, Equity Source Partners LLC, an advisory and consulting firm

Mr. Sucoff has more than 30 years of securities industry experience encompassing supervisory, banking and sales responsibilities. He has participated in the financing of more than 100 public and private companies, raising...

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David N. Low, Jr.

David N. Low, Jr.

Director

Mr. Low has worked as an investment banker since 1987, with broad investment and advisory experience in the life sciences, biotechnology and medical technology sectors. Mr. Low currently serves as a Senior Advisor at Lazard Fre...

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Michael J. Otto, Ph.D.

Michael J. Otto, Ph.D.

Director

Dr. Otto served as Chief Scientific Officer of Pharmasset from October 1999 until February 2012, when the company was acquired by Gilead Sciences. He led the research team responsible for the discovery of sofosbuvir for the tre...

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