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Formycon Appoints Development and Production Expert Thomas Siklosi to the Advisory Board

Renowned biotech manager to advise Formycon in future / Advisory Board now numbers four highly regarded experts

(PresseBox) (Munich, ) The biosimilars company Formycon (ISIN: DE000A1EWVY8/ WKN: A1EWVY) is appointing Thomas Siklosi, a former board member of Rentschler Biopharma SE, to its Advisory Board. Siklosi is a renowned biotech manager and expert in the development and production of biologics and biosimilars with 34 years of professional experience in this field.

Thomas Siklosi studied chemistry at the Academy of Applied Sciences in Isny. He completed his thesis with distinction at the Institute of Radiochemistry at the Technical University of Munich. He gained his early professional experience in the field of biotechnology at Boehringer Mannheim in the laboratory led by Prof. Hans Ulrich Bergmeyer in Tutzing.

In 1984, he moved to the biotech pioneer Rentschler Arzneimittel in Laupheim and held various roles in the development and production of interferons, later being responsible at Rentschler Biotechnologie, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), for the provision of biopharmaceutical substances. In cooperation with a leading generic manufacturer, he was responsible as project manager for the technical development of the complex glycoprotein erythropoetin, which received approval as the first epoetin-alfa biosimilar in the EU in the fall of 2007.

In September 2012, Siklosi was appointed to the Board of Management at Rentschler Biopharma SE. As Chief Operating Officer, he was responsible for the Development, GMP Production, Technology, and Quality departments. Siklosi is a Member of the University Council of Biberach University and owns numerous patents in the field of biotechnology.

Dr. Carsten Brockmeyer, board member and CEO of Formycon, said of Siklosi’s appointment: "I'm delighted that we have been able to bring on board Thomas Siklosi, one of the world's most experienced biotech managers. As a man who has been involved with biotechnology right from the start, he has managed numerous biotechnology drugs and biosimilars from cell line development to market maturity over the course of his career. With his many years of in-depth experience in the management of major development and production facilities, Mr. Siklosi will be advising and supporting Formycon AG on its ambitious future projects.”

Alongside Mr. Thomas Siklosi, the Advisory Board is also made up of Prof. Johannes Buchner, Dr. Bernhard Hampl and Dr. Gerhard Schaefer.

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Formycon AG

Formycon is a leading, independent developer of high-quality follow-on products for biopharmaceutical medicines known as biosimilars. The company focuses on treatments in ophthalmology, immunology and on other key chronic diseases, covering the entire value chain from technical development to the clinical phase III as well as the preparation of dossiers for marketing approval. With its biosimilars, Formycon is making a major contribution towards providing as many patients as possible with access to vital and affordable medicines. Formycon currently has four biosimilars in development.