BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Micromet, Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, proprietary antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases, today announced that Dr. Kapil Dhingra has joined its Board of Directors, effective as of February 18, 2009. As a result of Dr. Dhingra's appointment, the Board is now comprised of nine members.
Dr. Dhingra has been active in oncology clinical research for over 20 years. During his tenure at Hoffmann-La Roche from 1999 to 2008, he built the largest oncology clinical development department in the industry. Dr. Dhingra provided strategic development leadership resulting in a successful track record of global oncology drug approvals, including numerous indications for Herceptin(R), MabThera(R), Xeloda(R), Bondronat(R), Tarceva(R) and Avastin(R). In his academic career, Dr. Dhingra received several research grants from the National Cancer Institute as well as from major oncology pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and built an impressive record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
"We are honored to have Dr. Dhingra join the Board of Directors," said David F. Hale, Chairman of the Board of Micromet. "His significant success and proven track record in the development of oncology drugs will be a tremendous asset to Micromet as we advance our clinical stage product candidates to pivotal trials."
"Micromet's BiTE antibodies have the potential to become the next big breakthrough in cancer therapy. Having taken part in the successful development of the first generation of therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of various cancers, I look forward to working with the board and management of Micromet and contributing to the development of its BiTE antibodies and other clinical stage product candidates.
|SOURCE Micromet, Inc.|
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