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BioCryst Strengthens Its Expertise in Clinical Development By Adding Thomas J. Simon, M.D. as Interim Chief Medical Officer To Meet Growing Product Development and Commercial Opportunities
Date:1/10/2008

ity and his M.D. from the University of California, San Diego. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Colorado and received his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous clinical and scientific publications and has secured five patents.

Dr. James Alexander will assume the role of Vice President Clinical Development reporting to Dr. Simon.

About BioCryst

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a leader in the use of crystallography and structure-based drug design for the development of novel therapeutics to treat cancer, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, and viral infections. The company is advancing multiple internal programs toward potential commercialization including forodesine HCl in oncology, BCX-4208 in transplantation and autoimmune diseases and peramivir in seasonal and life- threatening influenza. BioCryst has a worldwide partnership with Roche for the development and commercialization of BCX-4208, and is collaborating with Mundipharma for the development and commercialization of forodesine HCl in markets across Europe, Asia, Australia and certain neighboring countries. In February 2007 BioCryst established a partnership with Shionogi & Co., to develop and commercialize peramivir in Japan. For more information about BioCryst, please visit the company's web site at http://www.biocryst.com.

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