Job title: Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Petkanas is a corporate finance and executive management professional with over 25 years of investment banking and capital markets experience.
In 2010 Mr. Petkanas co-founded Kannalife Sciences, Inc. and for the past 10 years was principally responsible for raising financing as well as the creation and execution of the Company’s business model, including the exclusive licensing of U.S. Patent 6,630,507, “Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants” from the National Institutes of Health.
Mr. Petkanas is a co-inventor of 7 globally issued patents based on PCT Patent PCT/US2015/010827, WO2015/106108A2 titled, “Novel Functionalized 1,3-Benzene Diols and their Method of Use for the Treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy”. The patents cover a family of proprietary monotherapeutic molecules focused on treating pain, neurodegeneration and oxidative stress-related diseases lead by KLS-13019, a potent, non-opioid alternative. The patent estate includes: U.S. Patent 9,611,213, U.S. Patent 10,004,722, Japanese Patent JP6486950B2, Russian Patent RU2676475C2, Chinese Patent CN106456573B, European Patent EP3094318B1, and Australian Patent AU2015204609B2.
Mr. Petkanas is also co-author of the published articles: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters (2016, 7, 424-428) “Discovery of KLS-13019, a Cannabidiol-Derived Neuroprotective Agent, with Improved Potency, Safety, and Permeability” and Journal of Molecular Neuroscience (14 August 2018) “Pharmacological Comparisons Between Cannabidiol and KLS-13019.”
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