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InteKrin Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Geoffrey M. Parker as Chief Business Officer
Date:7/13/2009

LOS ALTOS, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- InteKrin Therapeutics Inc. announced today that Geoffrey M. Parker has joined InteKrin as Chief Business Officer. Most recently, Mr. Parker served as a Managing Director and Partner in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Over the past ten years, Mr. Parker led Goldman Sachs' West Region Healthcare Investment Banking practice during which time he advised many of the biotechnology industry's leading companies.

"We are very pleased to have such an eminent healthcare business professional join us," said Denny Lanfear, InteKrin Chief Executive. "The expertise, insights and depth of business experience Geoff brings are complementary to the InteKrin team's capabilities as world class drug developers and scientists."

"InteKrin is an exciting opportunity and INT131 presents significant promise for patient benefit," said Geoff. "INT131 has the potential to be a breakthrough product, and I am delighted to be part of the InteKrin team as we complete our Phase 2 work and plan to advance into Phase 3."

About INT131

INT131 is a next-generation insulin sensitizer currently in Phase 2b testing that addresses insulin resistance, a key etiological feature in the onset and subsequent progression of type 2 diabetes. Treating and improving insulin sensitivity in diabetic patients by activating PPAR-gamma is an important therapeutic tool for physicians, providing powerful glucose control and durability of effect. As a SPPARM, INT131 selectively modulates PPAR-gamma, thereby enabling the separation of PPAR gamma anti-diabetic efficacy from the well recognized TZD side effects.

About InteKrin (www.InteKrin.com)

InteKrin Therapeutics is a privately-held clinical-stage drug development company focused on diabetes, obesity and metabolic disease. InteKrin's business strategy is to build a robust portfolio of high value products by in-licensing clinical-stage therapeutic candidates that address significant unmet medical needs and rapidly move them through critical development stages. InteKrin's team of world-class scientific and medical experts includes veterans from several successful BioPharma organizations, internationally recognized experts in nuclear receptors and metabolism, top scientists formerly with the Food and Drug Administration and key clinical and commercialization leaders.


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