RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PolyMedix, Inc. (OTCBB:PYMX), a biotechnology company dedicated to developing novel treatments for infectious diseases with defensin-mimetic antimicrobials, today announced that Nicholas Landekic's employment with the company has ceased and that he will be pursuing other interests. Mr. Landekic was the company's president and chief executive officer and Edward F. Smith, who has served as the company's chief financial officer since January 2006, has been appointed as the interim president and chief executive officer.
PolyMedix remains committed to pursuing its strategic and financial alternatives in its efforts to increase stockholder value.
About PolyMedix, Inc.
PolyMedix is a clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to transforming the treatment of infectious diseases. PolyMedix is developing a new class of antibiotics – defensin-mimetics – for the treatment of serious, life-threatening infections which often develop resistance to currently available antibiotics. PolyMedix's compounds are designed to imitate the mechanism of action of host defense proteins, which contribute to natural human immunity. In contrast to existing antibiotics, PolyMedix's lead antibiotic compound, brilacidin (formerly PMX-30063), was designed to exploit a method of bacterial cell killing, via biophysical membrane attack, against which bacteria have not shown development of resistance in multiple preclinical studies.
PolyMedix has internally developed an extensive pipeline of compounds, including other defensin-mimetic antimicrobial compounds for other infectious diseases, such as Gram-negative pathogens, fungal infections, and malaria.
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