Navigation Links
Cytochroma Appoints R. Richard Wieland II As CFO
Date:5/12/2008

MARKHAM, ON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ - Cytochroma today announced that it has appointed R. Richard Wieland II as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Wieland, 63, brings to Cytochroma nearly 40 years of experience in finance and financial management, at both public and private companies, and will be based in Cytochroma's Illinois office.

"Rich has strong leadership skills, extensive experience managing finance departments and significant expertise in the capital markets," stated Charles W. Bishop, PhD, Cytochroma's President and CEO. "He joins Cytochroma at a critical inflection point in its growth. The Company now has multiple Vitamin D-based therapies in clinical development and it requires a seasoned CFO who can play a key role in expanding and evolving the corporate and financial infrastructure."

Previous to Cytochroma, Mr. Wieland was Executive Vice President & CFO of Advanced Life Sciences where he helped that company list on the NASDAQ stock market in 2005 and prepared it for Sarbanes-Oxley implementation. Mr. Wieland also led the successful initial public offering of MediChem Life Sciences, where he served as Executive Vice President & CFO. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wieland held senior level financial and management positions at BioGenex Laboratories, Cancer Treatment Centers, Fujisawa USA, LyphoMed and Procter & Gamble. He holds an MBA from Washington University and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance from Monmouth College.

"Cytochroma is at an exciting time in its development and has an outstanding management team in place," stated Mr. Wieland. "As CFO, I look forward to working with this team to build a strong and sustainable specialty pharmaceutical company."

Cytochroma has a diverse portfolio of Vitamin D-based therapeutics designed to treat disorders related to abnormal or insufficient Vitamin D metabolism in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. These new products will address target markets that are expected to grow significantly, reaching more than $1.2 billion annually by 2010 in North America alone. Cytochroma has three lead product candidates in development for CKD patients: CTA018 and CTAP201 are being developed for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), while CTAP101 is being developed for the treatment of Vitamin D insufficiency.

About Chronic Kidney Disease

According to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), more than nine million North American patients suffer from moderate CKD (Stages 3 and 4) to severe CKD (Stage 5). Stages 3 and 4 are characterized by progressively decreasing kidney function as measured by glomerular filtration rate. In Stage 5, kidney function is altogether absent and patients require regular dialysis or kidney transplant for survival. An estimated 70-90% of CKD patients have Vitamin D insufficiency, which can lead to SHPT and resultant debilitating bone diseases. Mounting evidence continues to link Vitamin D insufficiency with CKD progression and increased morbidity and mortality in CKD patients. CKD is most frequently caused by diabetes or hypertension, both of which are consequences of a growing obesity epidemic in countries worldwide.

About Cytochroma

Cytochroma is a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary products to treat and prevent the clinical consequences of Vitamin D insufficiency and SHPT associated with CKD. The Company's Vitamin D-based therapeutics are designed to safely and effectively treat patients with Stage 3, 4 or 5 CKD. In addition, Cytochroma is developing novel therapies to treat hyperphosphatemia in these same patients. For more information, please visit http://www.cytochroma.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Cytochroma Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Cytochroma initiates Phase I/II clinical trial of CTAP101 Capsules for vitamin D insufficiency in chronic kidney disease
2. Cytochroma opens U.S. headquarters in Illinois
3. BioVex Appoints Dr. Thaddeus Pullano as VP, Quality Assurance
4. Codexis Appoints Singapore Laboratories Managing Director
5. Emisphere Technologies, Inc. Appoints Paul Lubetkin as Vice President and General Counsel
6. Nektar Therapeutics Appoints Tim Harkness as Chief Financial Officer
7. Anadys Pharmaceuticals Appoints Steve Worland, Ph.D. as President and Chief Executive Officer
8. NanoLogix Inc. Appoints Director of IP and Makes Progress on Rapid Anthrax Detection
9. Emisphere Technologies, Inc. Appoints Michael R. Garone chief financial officer
10. Nektar Therapeutics Appoints Lutz Lingnau as New Board Member
11. NeurogesX Appoints New Director to the Board
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/24/2017)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... February 24, 2017 , ... Chef ... and wine scene. Making stops in several cities, she gained a number of ... adventure began in Stellenbosch, a town in South Africa’s Western Cape province. It ...
(Date:2/24/2017)...  Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD ), ... and CEO, Jim Joyce . In ... Saturday, Bill Gates warned world leaders that ... nuclear weapons. Mr. Gates expressed his concern, which is ... scientific terrorists have access to the necessary tools to ...
(Date:2/24/2017)...  Driven by consumers, preference towards more natural ... growing categories, finds the recently published U.S. volume ... Multi-regional Market Analysis and Opportunities study by ... "Biotechnology actives are derived from natural ... for skin and hair care applications," explains ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... February 24, 2017 , ... FireflySci, ... Founded in late 2014, FireflySci had the goal of bringing their powerful ... goal continues to shape the path that FireflySci is going on as they add ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:2/13/2017)... 2017 Former 9/11 Commission border counsel and ... Janice Kephart of Identity Strategy Partners, LLP, today ... "Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist ... "As President Trump,s ,Travel Ban, Executive Order gains ... banned the travel ban, it is important that our ...
(Date:2/9/2017)... , Feb. 9, 2017 The biomass boiler ... of the biomass boiler market globally in terms of ... biomass boilers. The market for biomass boilers has been ... end-user, application, and country/region. The market based on feedstock ... forest residues, biogas & energy crops, urban residues, and ...
(Date:2/8/2017)... Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE ), a leading supplier of ... quarter and year ended December 31, 2016. ... compared to $6.9 million in the same quarter last year. ... million compared to $2.6 million in the fourth quarter of ... $0.5 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, which compares to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):