NOXXON Pharma AG appoints Dr. Aram Mangasarian as Chief Business Officer

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NOXXON Pharma AG (NOXXON), a company focused on the development of mirror image oligonucleotide therapeutics called Spiegelmers®, announced today the appointment of Dr. Aram Mangasarian as Chief Business Officer and Member of the Executive Committee. Dr. Mangasarian will be responsible for corporate and business development activities for NOXXON.

Dr. Mangasarian brings to NOXXON more than 10 years of business development and strategic planning experience within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. He joins NOXXON from Novexel, a French venturefunded antiinfectives company, which was recently acquired by AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN), where he held the position of Vice President of Business Development. Prior to Novexel, Dr. Mangasarian served as Vice President of Business Development at ExonHit Therapeutics (Alternext:ALEHT). As graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Mangasarian earned his PhD in the Department of Biology by conducting research on HIV. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD. In his career he has successfully negotiated licensing transactions and strategic alliances with major pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Mangasarian will work side by side with Dr. Frank Morich, NOXXON's Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Sven Klussmann, Chief Scientific Officer. "Dr. Mangasarian brings to NOXXON an outstanding combination of business experience and scientific understanding."said Dr. Morich. "I am confident that Dr. Mangasarian is more than qualified to contribute to NOXXON's further development in the biopharmaceutical industry. We all look forward to working with him."

"The recent positive results from the Phase I clinical trials of NOX-E36 and NOX-A12 make it a very exciting time to join NOXXON. I look forward to further developing NOXXON's corporate strategy and to rapidly advancing ongoing business discussions." commented Dr.Aram Mangasarian newlyappointed Chief Business Officer at NOXXON.
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