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Dawn McGuire, M.D. Joins Acologix, Inc. as Chief Medical Officer
Date:11/1/2007

HAYWARD, Calif., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Acologix, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of Dawn McGuire, M.D. as its Chief Medical Officer. As a board certified neurologist with more than a decade of executive leadership in drug development, including roles as CEO, Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. McGuire brings substantial expertise in therapeutic product development for Acologix' product pipeline.

Prior to joining Acologix, Dr. McGuire was the Chief Medical Officer of Pepgen Corporation, a privately held company based in Alameda, CA developing products for autoimmune and viral diseases. Dr. McGuire was also formerly Chief Medical Officer of Avigen, a biotechnology company focused on gene therapy in neurological disorders. At Elan Pharmaceuticals, she was Vice President of Clinical Research, where she served as development leader for Tysabri, a drug now marketed for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). From 1999 to 2002, Dr. McGuire served as Chief Executive Officer of Eunoe, Inc., a biotechnology company developing a novel device-based treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. McGuire has led programs resulting in approval from various divisions of the FDA, including Cardiorenal, Analgesia and Neuropharmacology, and was responsible for development programs in neuropathic pain, MS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, ALS and psoriasis, among other indications.

Dr. McGuire has published more than 40 scientific articles, book chapters and invited interviews, and has received numerous awards, including in 2005 the People to People Award for a Virtual Clinic for helping physicians treat AIDS in Ethiopia. Dr. McGuire also holds several academic and service positions, including neurological academy committee memberships, peer review committee membership in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institute
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