Surrey--(Marketwire - January 19, 2009) - For immediate release 19 January 2009
Neuropharm Group Plc
("Neuropharm" or "the Company")
US Brand Leader Appointed for NPL-2008
Neuropharm Group plc (AIM: NPH), a specialty pharmaceutical company
focused on the development of medicines for the treatment of
neurodevelopmental disorders, is pleased to announce the appointment of
Chris Mario to the position of Brand Leader within the Company's US
operating unit, Neuropharm Inc, in Radnor, Pennsylvania.
She has a strong track record in strategic planning and marketing, and
more than 20 years' experience in pharmaceutical marketing and sales.
Most recently she served as Executive Director of US and Global
Marketing within Wyeth Pharmaceuticals' biopharma business unit. Prior
to joining Wyeth, Chris held the position of Head of US Marketing for
Dermik Laboratories, a Sanofi-Aventis company. Chris brings a wealth of
in-line brand management and launch planning expertise from across a
variety of specialty product categories, including products
with Orphan Drug Designation and a paediatric focus.
Chris's appointment marks a further step in the formation of
Neuropharm's specialised marketing and sales team in the US in
preparation for the commercial launch of NPL-2008, the Company's novel
autism treatment. Phase III results from the Company's SOFIA trial of
NPL-2008 are expected in Q1 2009 and the product is on track for the
completion of its regulatory submission to FDA in Q2 2009.
Commenting on this appointment, Bob Prachar, Neuropharm Inc President
US Operations, said: "We are delighted that Chris has joined
our team in the US. She has deep experience in marketing and new
product introductions and a strong appreciation for the unique needs of
paediatric patients. Chris will be involved in all aspects of our US
business and will lead the launch readiness planning for NPL-2008,
which will be pivotal to our overall commercial success."
For further information please contact:
+ 44 (0) 1372 371 171
Robert Mansfield, Chief Executive Officer
Piper Jaffray Ltd.
+ 44 (0) 20 3142 8700
Neil Mackison, Rupert Winckler
For UK and European media and investor enquiries:
+ 44 (0) 20 7466 5000
Mark Court, Mary-Jane Johnson, Catherine Breen
For US media and investor enquiries:
+1 212 445 8113
Notes to Editors:
Neuropharm is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on improving
patient lives by delivering medicines for high unmet needs in the
treatment and management of neurodevelopmental disorders. Please visit
www.neuropharm.co.uk for further information.