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CeNeRx BioPharma Appoints Mahnaz Asgharnejad as Vice President of Clinical Development
Date:6/11/2008

-Former GSK Clinical Development Head Brings Over 20 Years of Clinical and

Product Development Expertise to the Company's CNS Portfolio-

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CeNeRx BioPharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing innovative treatments for diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), today announced the appointment of Dr. Mahnaz Asgharnejad as Vice President of Clinical Development. Dr. Asgharnejad will play a central role in expanding CeNeRx's clinical development capabilities and advancing the clinical trials of CeNeRx's investigational drugs. Previously, Dr. Asgharnejad spent more than two decades at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where she held clinical development positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as GSK's Senior Director of Psychiatry Clinical Development and Product Strategy.

"Dr. Asgharnejad is a leading CNS clinical development practitioner and we are delighted that she has chosen to join the CeNeRx team," said Daniel Burch, M.D., Executive Vice President of R&D and Chief Medical Officer of CeNeRx. "We expect her proven ability to lead successful clinical development programs addressing a variety of CNS disorders and her deep knowledge of the evolving clinical and regulatory landscape will contribute greatly to our progress going forward."

Dr. Asgharnejad's extensive industry experience includes more than 20 years of clinical program design and management. In recent years, she was responsible for developing and implementing development strategies for candidates at various clinical stages for disorders including unipolar and bipolar depression, ADHD, obesity and migraine. Dr. Asgharnejad has managed projects at all phases of development, including successful new product submissions to the FDA.

"CeNeRx's pipeline of novel candidates for CNS-related disorders with high unmet need presents an exceptional opportunity to leverage my varied expertise i
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