About UTT BioPharma
Under The Tree BioPharmaceuticals, or UTT BioPharma, is a pharmaceutical company specialising in the research and production of botanical drugs with a particular interest in the cannabis genus. Our immediate goal is to streamline the development and manufacturing of cannabinoid based medicine.
UTT BioPharma consists of a group of experts with the skills to run the process of cultivating, fractionating and purifying large quantities of raw materials in accordance with GxP standards and producing medical grade products following pharmaceutical industry guidelines.
We believe that the cannabis plant holds the key to significantly improving the lives of patients around the world. Our mission is to develop and build the infrastructure required to conduct the research enabling access to these benefits.
To achieve this UTT BioPharma has built a continuously growing network of experts and research institutes, promoting the integration of current global knowledge into all aspects of the development process.
While the provision of safe and effective cannabis derived medications is our priority, we want to help shape the changing political landscape, by providing high quality and evidenced based information to the public, law makers and patients. This will accelerate the development of a medical, political and social landscape in favour of a controlled entry of cannabis derived therapeutics into the market.
Sergio Pagliazzi, Founder and Director
A biopharmaceutical engineer by profession, Sergio has a invaluable experience in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector from his time at CSL Behring and Kedrion S.p.A.
Sergio co-founded UTT BioPharma to develop and commercialize novel synergic medications for unmet medical needs. Sergio has laid down the framework for the complete GMP ‘seed to pill’ process based on his prior experience in the biologics sector, and has built a GMP supply chain with a network of manufacturers.
Abdul Rehman Mohammad, Director of Research and Regulatory Affairs
A qualified pharmacologist, Abdul was encapsulated by the therapeutic opportunities present in the cannabis plant.
Abdul co-founded UTT BioPharma with the aim of developing synergic therapeutics from the plant. In order to achieve this goal, Abdul has put together a team of reputable scientists at the University of Melbourne to undertake this research.
Alex Sly, Business Development
Alex’s is determined to use his past engineering experience combined with his entrepreneurial mindset to help grow various business areas of the company.
Alex joined UTT BioPharma with the intention of accelerating company growth and establishing strong industry connections. Having grown up with a father that continues to struggle with cancer, motivated Alex to help develop alternative medication. Alex is currently undertaking the Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Melbourne.
Michael Halverson, Agricultural Scientist
Currently a Bachelor of Agriculture student at the University of Melbourne, Michael’s passion stems from his time studying at Dookie Agriculture College. Michael looking to specialise in the agricultural boom of Medicinal Cannabis, due to it’s enormous potential for unprecedented agricultural growth in this sector.
Michael’s interest has developed from anecdotal research of the potential healing properties of CBD/THC compounds discovered in cannabis through clinical studies and its affinity to aid in the healing of multiple conditions.
Prof Nigel Bunnett, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Prof Steven Petrou, The Florey Institute and The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Prof David Castle, St Vincents Hospital and The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Dr Liana Fattore, National Research Council, Rome, Italy
Prof Toni Bacic, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Prof Ian Woodrow, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia