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Marinus Pharmaceuticals Adds Two Life Sciences Veterans to its Board of Directors
Date:7/29/2009

BRANFORD, Conn., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a developer of drugs to treat serious neurological and psychiatric disorders, today announced the appointment of George F. Horner III of Sofinnova Ventures and Harry T. Rein of Foundation Medical Partners to its Board of Directors.

"We are thrilled to expand our board of directors with George and Harry, both of whom have tremendous track records for advancing drug pipelines, leading pharmaceutical and life sciences companies and in delivering value to stakeholders," said John Krayacich, CEO , president and director of Marinus Pharmaceuticals. "Their expertise will be extremely valuable as we progress our lead product, ganaxolone for epilepsy, through additional clinical trials."

George F. Horner III is a pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical executive with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Currently, Mr. Horner is an executive-in-residence with Sofinnova Ventures, a leading venture capital firm. Previously, he was CEO of Prestwick Pharmaceuticals, a CNS company that he directed to obtain FDA approval for Tetrabenazine (TBZ), the first drug ever licensed in the United States to treat Huntington's Disease patients. Prior to that, Mr. Horner was CEO of Vicuron Pharmaceuticals, an anti-infective company that he grew from a market value of $12.8 million to a company sold to Pfizer for $1.9 billion. Additionally, he has held numerous executive, general management, business development and marketing/sales positions with Abbott Laboratories and E.R. Squibb across 4 continents, worldwide. Mr. Horner is Chairman of the Board of Creabilis Therapeutics of Luxembourg and a member of the board of Novexel, SA, France.

"I look forward to working with the Marinus team and am impressed by the financing and clinical milestones the company accomplished recently," said Mr. Horner. "I'm especially eager to be a part of a compan
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