Intec Pharma Names R. Michael Gendreau, M.D., Ph.D. as Chief Medical Officer
Industry Veteran brings over 30 years of experience in drug development
JERUSALEM, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Intec Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: NTEC) (TASE: NTEC), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing pharmaceutical therapies based on its proprietary Accordion Pill™ platform technology, today announced it has named R. Michael Gendreau, M.D., Ph.D. to the position of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Gendreau, a seasoned industry veteran, brings to Intec Pharma over 30 years of experience in the drug development and pharmaceutical industry.
"I am delighted to have Michael join our executive team. He is an extraordinarily talented individual who has extensive clinical trial experience and has helped obtain multiple FDA approvals," said Jeffrey A. Meckler, Chief Executive Officer of Intec Pharma. "His knowledge and experience will meaningfully impact and move forward our Accordion Pill clinical programs."
Michael added, "I am excited to join the Intec team. I look forward to contributing to the clinical development of the Accordion Pill technology platform and the completion of our Phase 3 AP-CD/LD program to bring this potentially game-changing therapy to Parkinson's patients around the world."
Dr. Gendreau joins Intec after having founded a consulting firm providing strategic advice on the design and management of clinical programs, strategic planning, and technology assessments for emerging pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and medical device companies. He has served on various scientific advisory boards, executive strategic planning boards, and Data Safety Monitoring Boards. Prior to his consulting career, Dr. Gendreau served as Chief Medical Officer at Cypress Bioscience, Inc., a clinical-stage biotech company developing therapies for central nervous system disorders. Additionally, he has served as Chief Medical Officer at other institutions including Battelle Memorial Institute. Dr. Gendreau received his B.S. in Chemistry from Ohio University, and earned his M.D./Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.
About Intec Pharma Ltd.
Intec Pharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs based on its proprietary Accordion Pill platform technology. The Company's Accordion Pill is an oral drug delivery system that is designed to improve the efficacy and safety of existing drugs and drugs in development by utilizing an efficient gastric retention and specific release mechanism. The Company's product pipeline includes two product candidates in clinical trial stages: Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa, or AP-CD/LD, which is being developed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease symptoms in advanced Parkinson's disease patients, and AP-CBD/THC, an Accordion Pill with the two primary cannabinoids contained in Cannabis sativa, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is being developed for various indications including low back neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia.
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