BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nile Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NILT.OB), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for cardiovascular disease, is pleased to announce the appointment of Hsiao Dee Lieu, M.D., F.A.C.C. as its Vice President of Clinical Research.
"I am delighted to welcome Dr. Lieu to Nile. Dr. Lieu has extensive cardiovascular clinical development experience, which should be immediately beneficial to Nile and our CD-NP and 2NTX-99 development programs," said Peter Strumph, Chief Executive Officer of Nile.
Dr. Lieu has significant translational experience, which includes molecular cardiology research through clinical execution of large multinational Phase III clinical trials. Prior to joining Nile, Dr. Lieu served as Director of Clinical Development for Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he led the global development of a large ADP antagonist program in acute coronary syndrome. In this role, Dr. Lieu was responsible for the overall clinical development plan of intravenous and oral molecules from early- to late-stage development. He led the development of trial designs (Phase I to Phase III) with successful execution of Phase I and II trials. He has managed interactions with regulatory authorities and key opinion leaders in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Before joining Portola, Dr. Lieu worked at CV Therapeutics, Inc. (CVTX), where he served as Director, Clinical Research and Development. In this role, he led the clinical development program for regadenoson, which included two large multinational successful Phase III trials. Dr. Lieu also worked as a researcher at the J. David Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) conducting molecular cardiology research in gene manipulation and induction of cardiomyopathy and atherosclerosis regression.
Dr. Lieu currently serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicin
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