AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (Euronext: AMT), a leader in the field of human gene therapy, today announced that AMT's Supervisory Board has decided to propose Dr. George Morstyn to be appointed to the Supervisory Board at its Annual General Meeting of shareholders on April 16, 2008. Dr. Morstyn (MB BS PhD FRACP), who retired as Senior Vice President of Development at Amgen, was a member of Amgen's executive committee and responsible for global preclinical and clinical development as well as regulatory affairs.
Dr. Morstyn also played an active role in representing Amgen to the financial community. Five new drugs and many label extensions were approved during his 11 year tenure. Dr. Morstyn graduated from Monash University, completed a Ph.D. with Professor Donald Metcalf at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and trained in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute in the US. He was Head of the Clinical Program of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Melbourne for eight years. Dr. Morstyn was an early clinical investigator of several biological agents prior to joining Amgen, and performed seminal work on the development of G-CSF, which later became Neupogen, Amgen's second blockbuster drug. Dr. Morstyn is currently a board member of several Australian biotechnology companies.
Further to a plan of rotation, AMT aims to build a fully independent Supervisory Board in the course of 2008. Earlier this year, AMT announced the nominations of Alexander Ribbink, COO of TomTom, and Philippe van Holle, Head of Celgene Europe, to its Supervisory Board.
AMT's AGM is scheduled for April 16, 10:30 a.m., and will take place at the Rosarium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
About Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics
AMT has a unique gene therapy platform that to date appears to
circumvent many if not all of the obstacles that have prevented gene
therapy from becoming a ma
|SOURCE Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics B.V|
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