PARIS and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 3, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, today announced that it has strengthened its U.S. leadership team with the appointments of Dr. Mihail Obrocea as the Head of U.S. Clinical Development and Noel Kurdi as the Director of Investor Relations.
These high level profiles will contribute to reinforce Nanobiotix’s presence in the US by strengthening its clinical development and by leveraging US investors potential to continue the growth of the Company.
In the US, Nanobiotix has successfully filed its Investigational New Drug application (IND) for NBTXR3 for the treatment of prostate cancer and plans to initiate a Phase I/II trial in three U.S. based oncology sites. In parallel, the Company continues to advance the development its lead product in multiple oncology indications across the world.
Nanobiotix incorporated an affiliate in Cambridge in 2014, and opens a new office today in New York City, in order to increase the Company’s visibility and be accessible to the financial community.
Dr. Mihail Obrocea joined Nanobiotix from U.S.-based SFJ Pharmaceuticals Group, where he held the position of Vice President of Clinical & Medical Affairs. Previously, he served as Project Director and Oncology Clinical Lead at AbbVie Biotherapeutics Corp., leading multiple Phase I and II oncology and hematology clinical trials. He also held the position of Vice President and Head of Clinical Development Oncology at MannKind Corp. where he brought two cancer vaccines programs into the clinical stages. He has held clinical leadership positions at Sigma-Tau Research and MedImmune. Dr. Obrocea earned his M.D. from the School of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. He completed an internal medicine residency at Yale University School of Medicine in Connecticut and completed a hematology / oncology fellowship at Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire.
Noel Kurdi joined Nanobiotix from the Trout Group & Trout Capital, where she served as a Senior Associate, providing strategic investor relations counsel to US based and multinational biotech companies seeking access to the US and international capital markets. Previously, Kurdi worked in institutional equity sales and research at Brean Capital, LLC, and held capital markets, business development and investor relations roles at AIG investments. She earned her M.B.A. in finance and marketing from Fordham University and a B.B.A. in international business and marketing from George Washington University.
Nanobiotix (Euronext: NANO / ISIN: FR0011341205) is a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer. The Company’s first-in-class, proprietary technology, NanoXray, enhances radiotherapy energy with a view to provide a new, more efficient treatment for cancer patients.
NanoXray products are compatible with current radiotherapy treatments and are meant to treat potentially a wide variety of solid tumors including soft tissue sarcoma, head and neck cancers, liver cancers, prostate cancer, breast cancer, glioblastoma, etc., via multiple routes of administration.
Nanobiotix’s lead product NBTXR3, based on NanoXray, is currently under clinical development for soft tissue sarcoma, head and neck cancer, prostate cancer, rectal cancer (PharmaEngine) and liver cancers (HCC and liver metastases). The Company has filed in August 2016 for market approval (CE Marking) in Europe for its lead product NBTXR3. The Company has partnered with PharmaEngine for clinical development and commercialization of NBTXR3 in Asia.
Nanobiotix is listed on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris (ISIN: FR0011341205, Euronext ticker: NANO, Bloomberg: NANO: FP). The Company Headquarter is based in Paris, France. Affiliate in Cambridge, United States.
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