IRVINE, Calif., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AtheroNova Inc. (OTCBB: AHRO), a biotech company focused on the research and development of compounds to safely regress atherosclerotic plaque and improve lipid profiles in humans, today announced that John J.P. Kastelein , MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine at the Department of Vascular Medicine at the Academic Medical Center and Strategic Chair of Genetics in Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Amsterdam, has joined the Company as a member of the Medical Advisory Board and will be a Co-Principal Investigator in the Company's upcoming clinical trials.
"We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kastelein has joined AtheroNova in this very important advisory role as we continue to expand our scientific and medical teams essential for transition to a clinical stage company," stated Thomas W. Gardner , CEO of AtheroNova. "Dr. Kastelein's leadership in the area of lipidology and his Lipid Research Clinic in Amsterdam has been an integral part of many atherogenesis studies including IDEAL, TNT, CAPTIVATE, ENHANCE, ILLUMINATE, JUPITER and RADIANCE. We feel that adding Dr. Kastelein to the AtheroNova team is significant in its impact on the knowledge he will contribute to our clinical efforts."
"Professor Kastelein is world renowned for his cutting edge clinical care of cardiovascular patients and for his pioneering clinical research activities that have contributed to a very significant reduction in the ravages of cardiovascular disease in this decade," commented Mark K. Wedel , M.D., Chief Medical Officer of AtheroNova. "We are honored that John will be bringing his talents and leadership to AtheroNova's efforts to further improve the plight of cardiovascular patients."
"I was initially attracted to AtheroNova by the t
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