Renowned Physicians Join World Class Group of Advisors
SAN DIEGO, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Trius Therapeutics, Inc. today announced the expansion of its Clinical Advisory Board, naming Donald H. Batts, MD, FACP, FIDSA, and G. Ralph Corey, MD, as the sixth and seventh members of the group of anti-infective thought leaders. Dr. Batts is a Professor of Medicine at
"Don and Ralph bring years of academic and industry experience to the Advisory Board that will benefit us as we advance torezolid into Phase 3 development," said Philippe Prokocimer, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Trius. "Collectively, their clinical development of anti-infectives has contributed to the approval of several important new drugs."
"Torezolid is one of the most compelling antibacterial drugs in the clinic so I look forward to advising Trius on its continued development," said Dr. Batts, who was lead investigator at the Upjohn Company for the development of linezolid, the sole marketed antibiotic in the oxazolidinone class.
"I look forward to working closely with Dr. Prokocimer and the rest of the Trius team to help develop the clinical and regulatory strategy for torezolid as it moves into Phase 3 testing," said Dr. Corey.
"The guidance that these distinguished clinicians provide will be critical not only for torezolid as it transitions into Phase 3 testing, but also for our preclinical programs as we advance them toward Phase 1 testing," said Jeffrey Stein, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Trius. "Our goal is to provide patients and physicians best-in-c
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