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Santaris Pharma A/S Expands Executive Team, Appoints Chief Medical Officer and Chief Business Officer to Advance Proprietary RNA-targeted Drug Development Programs
Date:10/28/2009

ive Officer of Santaris Pharma A/S. "As Santaris Pharma A/S continues to advance the development of its RNA-targeted drugs internally and with its partners, Dr. Wedel's extensive experience in managing RNA-based clinical development programs coupled with Mr. Mackey's experience in corporate strategy development will be valuable."

The newly appointed executives will be based out of the Company's recently established US subsidiary. Increasing interest, new collaborations and breakthrough advancements led Santaris Pharma A/S, headquartered in Denmark, to establish US-based operations in San Diego, California.

"The strong medical and business development expertise that Dr. Wedel and Mr. Mackey bring to the team further solidify the presence of Santaris Pharma A/S in the US as we continue to explore new licensing opportunities, scientific collaborations and increase visibility with capital markets," said Dr. Arthur A. Levin, President of US operations and Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Santaris Pharma A/S.

Dr. Wedel joins Santaris Pharma A/S from Isis Pharmaceuticals where he was Senior Vice President of Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer responsible for clinical operations, strategic therapeutic portfolio management, and overseeing Isis development programs including, cardiovascular, inflammatory, metabolic, infectious diseases, as well as oncology. Dr. Wedel received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland and holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Chest Medicine. He received a law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California, and a B.A. from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana.

Mr. Mackey joins Santaris Pharma A/S after spending the last ten years at leading biotech company Amgen Inc. where most recently he was Managing Director of Amgen Ventures, a
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