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Cytochroma Closes $45 Million Series C Financing
Date:7/30/2008

p>Alan Lewis, Ph.D., Chairman of Cytochroma's Board of Directors, commented, "I would like to thank Elizabeth for her guidance in helping to bring Cytochroma to this important point in its development. I am also pleased to welcome Seiichi Kiso and Joe Regan to our Board and look forward to benefiting from their experience and expertise, as we continue to build a strong CKD-focused specialty pharmaceutical company."

Dr. Kiso joined Tanabe Seiyaku Co., Ltd. in 1982, where he served in managerial positions across Product Development, R&D Planning, and Corporate Development & Licensing. He has been General Manager, Business Development & Licensing Department, at MTPC since October 2007. Dr. Kiso received his MSc from Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, an MBA from Kobe University, and a PhD from Nagoya University School of Medicine.

Mr. Regan joined GrowthWorks in early 2003, and brings 15 years of life sciences venture capital and pharmaceutical industry experience. He has been active in both company creation and the strategic growth of portfolio companies. Mr. Regan has an Honours BSc from the University of Guelph and an MBA from McMaster University.

About Chronic Kidney Disease

According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than eight million patients in the U.S. suffer from moderate CKD (Stages 3 and 4) to severe CKD (Stage 5). Stages 3 and 4 CKD 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 progression of CKD and death. CKD is caused most frequently by diabetes or hypertension, both of which are consequences of a growing obesity epidemic in countries worldwide.

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