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BioVie is pioneering an innovative technology that could yield the first drug ever approved in the US specifically to treat ascites due to liver cirrhosis.


Liver cirrhosis due to NASH, alcoholic liver disease and/or hepatitis is the 12th leading cause of death due to disease in the US, killing an estimated 27,000 people annually, and incurring treatment costs estimated at $4 billion annually. Ascites is liver cirrhosis’s most common complication and involves excessive accumulation of fluid in the abdomen, which can become life-threatening in patients with advanced liver cirrhosis. Patients with ascites suffer a miserable quality of life and frequent infections, as well as other complications requiring hospitalization that contribute to their decline.


Liver cirrhosis occurs when tissues inside the liver become damaged (“fibrotic”), which may be due to NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), alcoholism, hepatitis, or other causes. As the internal damage accumulates, the liver begins to “clog up” which impedes blood flow and its ability to clean and purify the blood. About 1 million Americans are afflicted with liver cirrhosis.


Once liver damage becomes very substantial, which may take up to 10 years or more, ascites and/or other serious complications may occur. Ascites is the most common complication, involving kidney dysfunction and the accumulation of substantial amounts of fluid in the abdominal cavity. This causes much patient suffering and sometimes leads to malnutrition. Ascites often causes other life-threatening complications such as infection, sepsis, and circulatory dysfunction.


With no medications approved by the FDA specifically to treat ascites, the prognosis for these patients is very poor. Certain drugs which have been approved for other medical conditions (such as diuretics) combined with a salt restricted diet usually provide symptomatic relief in the initial stages of the disease. But as the ascites worsens their efficacy often diminishes. BioVie is working on a solution to address this critical unmet medical need.

Management Team:

Jonathan Adams, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, founded LAT Pharma LLC and served as its CEO prior to its acquisition by BioVie. Mr. Adams has over 26 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience, including corporate finance, company acquisitions and licensing deals, marketing and sales support. At Searle Pharmaceuticals he was a member of the global launch team for Celebrex, and he has worked on launching numerous new drugs and medical devices. Mr. Adams earned a BS at Cornell University and an MBA at the Tuck School at Dartmouth.

Amrit Shahzad, MBBS, MBA, President, has worked in the biopharmaceutical industry for more than 25 years. Prior to starting her own consulting firm in 2014, she worked in a variety of leadership roles at Roche, Amgen and Ikaria, and has been on the board of several startup companies. She has extensive business and corporate development experience including work at corporate venture funds. Her transactional experience spans multiple therapeutic areas, technologies, and platforms. Ms. Shahzad holds a medical degree (MBBS) from Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi, India, and an MBA from Rutgers University.

Penelope Markham, PhD, Chief Scientist, was a technical consultant to LAT Pharma LLC for 7 years prior to its  acquisition by BioVie. She has spent 15 years in immunology, infectious disease, bacteriology and drug discovery research. Dr. Markham was a co-founder and Research Director for Influx, Inc. Where she was involved in antibiotic drug discovery. She has been a member of NIH grant review panels and consulted for several pharmaceutical companies in a variety of therapeutic areas including orphan-drug development. She holds a BS in Biochemistry from the University College Cork, Ireland, a Masters from Strathclyde University, Scotland, and a PhD from Rush University, Chicago. Dr. Markham has more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals and three patents.

Cuong Do, MBA, Director, is currently Executive Vice President, Global Strategy Group, at Samsung. Mr. Do helps to set the strategic direction for Samsung Group’s diverse business portfolio. He was previously the Chief Strategy Officer for Merck, a leading US pharmaceuticals company, Tyco Electronics, and Lenovo. Mr. Do is a former senior partner at McKinsey & Company, where he spent 17 years and helped build the healthcare, high tech and corporate finance practices. He holds a BA from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Jim Lang, MBA, Director, is currently a Senior Advisor at Decision Resources Group (DRG), and formerly served as DRG’s CEO. During his tenure he transformed DRG into a leading healthcare data and analytics firm. Previously Mr. Lang was CEO of Strategic Decision Group, a premier global strategy consultancy, where he expanded the life sciences practice and later sold it to IMS Health. He has invested in and guided the development of multiple early-stage healthcare companies including Boston Heart Diagnostics, which sold for $140 million, and AlphaImpactRx, which sold to IMS Health. He holds a BS from the University of New Hampshire, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Julie G. Anderson, Director. Anderson most recently served Catheter Connections, Inc. as its Vice President of Marketing until the company was sold last month. Previously she was Senior Director of Marketing for Durata Therapeutics, Inc., playing a key role in helping build the infrastructure and commercialization plan necessary to launch the novel antibiotic Dalvance. The team's efforts led to an acquisition of the company in 2014 by Actavis (now Allergan) in a deal valued at about $675 million. Prior to Durata, Julie worked for Sanofi-Synthelabo, Inc., Bayer Pharmaceuticals, and G.D. Searle in various marketing leadership positions. She originally trained as a nurse and earned a Masters of Management at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. As a critical care nurse, Julie treated patients at risk of death due to complications caused by chronic liver cirrhosis, and deeply understands the unmet medical need targeted by BioVie.

Hari Kumar, Director. Board of Directors as an independent director. In addition, Dr. Kumar purchased common shares of BioVie stock through a private placement. After earning a PhD in immunology in 1984, Dr. Kumar embarked upon a successful career in the biopharmaceutical industry. He held positions of increasing responsibility at Roche Pharma culminating in serving as Global Business Development Director, and in 2007 assumed the role of Chief Business Officer for Amira Pharmaceuticals. He led the sale of Amira to Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2011 for $475 million. He then served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Panmira Pharmaceuticals LLC, which is developing anti-inflammatory compounds, and in 2013 became CEO for Adheron Therapeutics, which Roche Pharma acquired in 2015 for $580 million. Beyond his impressive track record, Dr. Kumar brings deep experience in fibrotic and liver diseases to the Company.

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#706   I meant to say "keeping posting" rather than someconcerns 10/13/19 12:52:09 PM
#583  Sticky Note BioVie CORPORATE PRESENTATION, May 2019 Trend-Setter 05/13/19 12:42:58 PM
#705   Thanks guys for keeping while I had an someconcerns 10/12/19 05:19:21 PM
#704   The reason for S-1/A is they increased the Trend-Setter 10/09/19 01:34:34 PM
#703   Updated S1/A today! ejobkar 10/09/19 01:09:57 PM
#702   Big order @06! Trend-Setter 10/09/19 09:48:17 AM
#701   Nice find! Seems things are getting in place Trend-Setter 10/09/19 09:45:40 AM
#700   465k opening bid @ .06c this morning...hmmm ejobkar 10/09/19 09:31:49 AM
#699   8K Out!!! Confirmation of loan. ejobkar 10/09/19 07:49:59 AM
#698   and...nothing today? WEIRD!!! Trend-Setter 10/08/19 12:08:19 PM
#697   and...nothing today? WEIRD!!! Trend-Setter 10/08/19 12:08:18 PM
#696   I guess they're not going to fill me Trend-Setter 10/07/19 11:47:28 AM
#695   L2 - more MMs just came in as ejobkar 10/07/19 11:44:28 AM
#694   Money is rolling in now...bid shifted. 1.2mil shares ejobkar 10/07/19 11:42:51 AM
#693   YUP! Trend-Setter 10/07/19 11:29:57 AM
#692   Is that you sitting at .01c with 603k shares?? ejobkar 10/07/19 11:27:31 AM
#691   I'm waiting for more @ 01 just in Trend-Setter 10/07/19 11:23:27 AM
#690   I thought I saw a small note issued ejobkar 10/07/19 11:06:23 AM
#689   Unusual activity...got volume? interesting! Trend-Setter 10/07/19 10:51:56 AM
#688   Capitulation today??? ejobkar 10/07/19 10:31:50 AM
#687   Thanks guys for keeping the information up to someconcerns 10/04/19 04:04:00 PM
#686   As info: Cirrhosis biotech BioVie revives $15 million ejobkar 10/02/19 06:55:25 PM
#685   Awesome! This seems explain Terren's action lately with Trend-Setter 10/02/19 10:23:32 AM
#684   Also.... "On June 18, 2019, we met with representatives ejobkar 10/02/19 08:09:06 AM
#683   New Filing for Uplisting: S-1/A ejobkar 10/02/19 07:48:43 AM
#682   Good signal :) Trend-Setter 09/30/19 11:45:40 AM
#681   Essentially Terren (or Acuitas) just bought more shares ejobkar 09/30/19 08:04:43 AM
#680   Sounds good. someconcerns 09/29/19 04:20:52 PM
#679   NEW SEC FILINGS! Trend-Setter 09/27/19 12:48:54 PM
#678   Exposure, Exposure, Exposure...for BIVI ejobkar 09/25/19 02:46:43 PM
#677   I honestly didn't think .05s would hit but ejobkar 09/15/19 07:23:49 PM
#676   Price getting to a tempting level again. someconcerns 09/07/19 11:41:53 AM
#675   crickets.....chirp....chirp someconcerns 09/01/19 03:57:22 PM
#674   Yes, a good buying opportunity someconcerns 08/22/19 03:25:10 PM
#673   Down to .0601c for the low today...weak hands ejobkar 08/21/19 11:53:14 AM
#672   Item 8.01 Other Events. Trend-Setter 08/15/19 08:43:17 PM
#671   Yes, wise to postpone. someconcerns 08/15/19 05:04:49 AM
#670   As reference to the last post ejobkar 08/14/19 09:22:58 PM
#669   Any progress in the clinical trial schedule should someconcerns 08/14/19 05:45:05 PM
#668   Management and Investors did the right move of Trend-Setter 08/14/19 11:42:45 AM
#667   Yes but sooner the better before negative speculation ejobkar 08/14/19 10:37:34 AM
#666   Thank you! So...it can happen anytime when they Trend-Setter 08/14/19 10:27:28 AM
#665   FYI: Per Dan Carlson (Tailwinds) ejobkar 08/14/19 10:12:55 AM
#664   Trend, BS manipulation by market makers is pretty someconcerns 08/14/19 09:27:11 AM
#663   Now only 3 MM on the bid? Funny! Trend-Setter 08/13/19 01:00:03 PM
#662   Trend, So, it happens when it happens. someconcerns 08/13/19 12:59:14 PM
#661   I'm seeing that too. Trend-Setter 08/13/19 12:56:59 PM
#660   Trend, Fidelity shows me 130,000 shares traded so someconcerns 08/13/19 12:50:36 PM
#659   Mine too! Question is why BIVI is not Trend-Setter 08/13/19 12:40:21 PM
#658   Trend, I still see my same number someconcerns 08/13/19 12:11:17 PM
#657   Whats up today? No Nasdaq yet? Trend-Setter 08/13/19 11:45:42 AM