IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AtheroNova, (OTCQB: AHRO) ("AtheroNova"), a biotech company focused on the research and development of compounds to regress atherosclerotic plaque, announced today that it has appointed Johan M. (Thijs) Spoor as a new member to the Board of Directors of the Company effective January 3, 2012. Mr. Spoor is an independent director who will serve on the Audit and Medical Committees of the Board.
"I am very pleased to strengthen our board with this key addition," said Thomas W. Gardner, CEO of AtheroNova. "We are delighted to add an individual to our Board of Directors with the deep industry experience and the business acumen that Thijs possesses. His addition will complement our current Board of Directors and will add further industry experience. I look forward to the wealth of industry knowledge and experience that Thijs brings and to his valuable input in shaping the Company's future as we continue to build AtheroNova."
Mr. Spoor currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President, and is a director, of FluoroPharma Medical, Inc. He previously held the title of Chief Financial Officer for Sunstone BioSciences. Prior to joining Sunstone BioSciences, he worked as a consultant at Oliver Wyman focusing on helping pharmaceutical and medical device companies evaluate their global revenue potential given the complex interplay of regulatory approvals, the reimbursement environment, as well as the impact of physician preference within constantly evolving standards of care. He further specialized on the implications of healthcare reform on new product approval and health insurance reform. Mr. Spoor has also been an equity research analyst at J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse covering the Biotechnology and Medical Device industries. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry spending 10 years with Amersham / GE Healthcare where he worked in seven countries in a variety of roles including setting up GMP facil
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