Citius Pharmaceuticals Expands Leadership Team With Appointment Of Kelly Creighton, PhD As Executive Vice President Of Chemistry, Manufacturing And Controls


CRANFORD, New Jersey, November 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Citius” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CTXR), an advanced-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of first-in-class critical care products with a focus on oncology, anti-infective products in adjunct cancer care, unique prescription products and stem cell therapies, announced today the appointment of a pharmaceutical industry veteran Kelly creighton, PhD as Executive Vice President of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC). Mr. Creighton will be responsible for the global strategic regulatory development and manufacturing plans for Citius’ five pipeline programs.

“With two Phase 3 trials nearing completion, we continue to prepare the organization for commercial success. Kelly is a pharmaceutical industry veteran whose accomplishments include more than 50 Investigational New Drug Submissions (INDs) and 20 approved market applications spanning multiple therapeutic areas including oncology, infectious disease and cell therapy. Kelly has been a longtime advisor to Team Citius on all aspects of the regulatory path for Mino-Lok® and we anticipate a smooth transition to this newly created internal role. He brings an ideal blend of strategic thinking, leadership skills, and in-depth global regulatory and product development expertise, which he will apply across our clinical program as we continue to develop the Citius pipeline. “, said Myron Holubiak, CEO of Citius.

Kelly creighton, PhD joins Citius from Clinipace Worldwide, a leading global contract research organization, where he served as Vice President of Regulatory and Strategic Development. As a senior regulatory affairs and quality assurance expert with nearly two decades of experience in biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, advanced therapies including gene and cell therapies, and combination products, he has provided comprehensive assessments of regulatory strategy, development plans and regulatory briefs for programs in a wide range of therapeutic areas. As head of CMC’s global regulatory activities for investigational products, he led teams throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region overseeing submissions and negotiations with regulatory authorities, as well as biosafety and environmental agencies in each of these regions. Kelly has led the implementation of several CMC development plans including: selection of contract manufacturing organizations, product manufacturing, analytical development, product characterization, specification setting, systems container closure and stability requirements. In addition, his substantial product development experience extends to biologics / biosimilars, small molecule, gene and cell therapies, cancer immunotherapies, live oncolytic biotherapies and microbiome therapies. Twenty products for which he has prepared regulatory marketing submissions (NDA, ANDA and BLA) have been approved in the US and the EU. In addition, he has performed internal and external quality assurance audits for drug products, drug substances, and tissue and cell therapy products.

Kelly graduated from New Mexico State University and his master’s and doctorate from University of Nebraska.

About Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Citius is an advanced stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of leading critical care products, with a focus on oncology, anti-infectives in complementary cancer care, prescription products unique and stem cell therapies. The Company has two late stage product candidates, Mino-Lok®, an antibiotic locking solution for the treatment of patients with catheter-related blood infections (CRBSI), which is currently enrolling patients in a pivotal phase 3 superiority trial, and I / ONTAK (E7777), a new IL immunotherapy -2R for a first indication in cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL), which has completed recruitment in its pivotal phase 3 trial. Mino-Lok® has obtained Fast Track designation from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). I / ONTAK has received orphan drug designation by the FDA for the treatment of CTCL and Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma (PTCL). Through its subsidiary NoveCite, Inc., Citius is developing a proprietary new mesenchymal stem cell treatment derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) for acute respiratory conditions, with a short-term focus on distress syndrome acute respiratory (ARDS) associated with COVID. -19. For more information, please visit

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Investor Relations for Citius Pharmaceuticals:
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