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Morria Biopharmaceuticals Plc Appoints Dr. Johnson Lau and Dr. David Sidransky to Board of Directors
Date:9/25/2007

LONDON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Morria Biopharmaceuticals Plc, a private biopharmaceutical company focusing on first-in-class, novel non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, today announced it has appointed Dr. Johnson Lau and Dr. David Sidransky to its board of directors.

Dr. Johnson Lau (MBBS, MD, FRCP) brings a wealth of experience from the medical, pharmaceutical and corporate fields, having a distinguished background in both academic medicine and executive-level management of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Dr. Lau previously served Schering-Plough, ICN Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiary Ribapharm, and is currently a senior advisor to Novartis. He was formerly a managing director of healthcare investment banking of Roth Capital Partners. Dr. Lau also serves as a member of the board of directors of Chelsea Therapeutics, VioQuest Pharmaceuticals, XenoBiotic Laboratories and Kinex Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Lau is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. He received both his medical degree and doctoral degree from the University of Hong Kong.

Dr. David Sidransky (MD) is the director of the Head and Neck Cancer Research Division at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is also a professor of oncology, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, cellular and molecular medicine, urology, and genetics and pathology at the university. He is currently vice-chairman of the board of directors of ImClone Systems, lead independent chairman at Alfacell Inc. and serves on the board of directors of Zila Inc. and Xenomics. Dr. Sidransky is a founder of several private biotechnology companies and has served on numerous scientific advisory boards of both private and public companies, including Medimmune, Telik, Roche and Amgen. He was formerly on the board of scientific counselors at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and is a member of the Recombinant DNA advisory committee at the National Institutes o
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