RADNOR, Pa., May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, NRx Pharmaceuticals (NRx) (Nasdaq: NRXP) announced the election of The Honorable Herbert Raymond "H.R." McMaster (LTG US Army, Ret.) as a member of the company's Board of Directors, effective May 27, 2021.
NRx Pharmaceuticals Names General H.R. McMaster to Company's Board of Directors
McMaster currently serves as the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and distinguished himself as a combat officer and leader over a 34-year career in the US Army, following which he served as 26th National Security Advisor (Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs).
"NRx is committed to accelerating therapies for some of the sickest of patients in our world and providing medicines for illnesses where none exist," said Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster (Ret.), Board Member of NRx. "I look forward to working closely with my fellow Board Members to help develop a long-term strategy to deliver on NRx's goals, realize the company's vision, and contribute to global health security."
In addition to his role at Hoover, McMaster currently serves at Stanford University as the Susan and Bernard Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, and a lecturer at the Graduate School of Business. He is a bestselling author and historian who writes and lectures on military and diplomatic history, national security policy, and leadership.
"For decades I have admired General McMaster's extraordinary leadership ability," said Professor Jonathan Javitt, MD, MPH, CEO and Chairman of the Board of NRx. "All of us at NRx look forward to learning from, and being inspired by his insight, wisdom, and drive."
About NRx Pharmaceuticals
NRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: NRXP) is a patient-focused, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, drawing upon more than 100 years of collective medicine development experience. NRx creates therapies to treat diseases where no medicines currently exist.
NRx expects to seek Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat Critical Covid-19 in patients suffering respiratory failure in May 2021. In addition, the FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation and a Special Protocol Agreement to develop NRX-101 in suicidal bipolar depression. NRX-101 is currently in Phase 3 trials, with data readouts expected in the first half of 2022.
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Sr. Director, Corporate Communications
NRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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