SAINT-GENIS-POUILLY, France, May 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Accelerator Applications S.A. (NASDAQ:AAAP) (AAA or the Company), an international specialist in Molecular Nuclear Medicine (MNM), today announced that Christine Mikail, J.D. has joined the Company’s board of directors as an independent non-executive director.
“Ms. Mikail brings both a broad legal skillset and substantial business development experience in the pharmaceutical industry,” stated Stefano Buono, Chief Executive Officer of AAA. “Her expertise in these areas will augment the current board composition, as we continue to build a global enterprise and advance the development and commercialization of our theragnostic pipeline.”
“I am delighted to join AAA’s board of directors at such an exciting time in the Company’s development," said Ms. Mikail. “With the potential approval of lutetium Lu 177 dotatate (Lutathera®) on the horizon, and additional significant oncology assets entering clinical development, I look forward to supporting the Company’s continued growth by applying the same hands-on approach I have utilized throughout my career.”
Christine Mikail has over fifteen years of experience managing and advising a number of public and private biotech and pharmaceutical companies focusing in the legal and business development functions. Ms. Mikail is the founder of DCA Advisory where she is currently advising several start-up and private biotech companies. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Rutgers Business School in New Jersey. From March 2015, to March 2017, she was Chief Administrative Officer, Head of External Business Development and Alliance Management, and General Counsel at Axovant Sciences, Inc., where she helped raise $362 million in one the largest biotech Initial Public Offerings. Prior to this, Ms. Mikail served as Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary at NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where she was an integral part of the deal team that sold NPS Pharma to Shire Pharmaceuticals for $5.2 billion.
AAA thanks Dr. Yvonne Greenstreet, who has completed her term as a board director, for her service and contributions to the Company’s development. During Dr. Greenstreet’s tenure, AAA completed a successful IPO, delivered positive Phase 3 study results for lutetium Lu 177 dotatate (Lutathera®), and successfully launched its first drug in the Unites States.
About Advanced Accelerator Applications
Advanced Accelerator Applications is an innovative radiopharmaceutical company that develops, produces and commercializes Molecular Nuclear Medicine products. AAA’s lead investigational therapeutic candidate, lutetium Lu 177 dotatate (Lutathera®), is a novel MNM compound that AAA is currently developing for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors, a significant unmet medical need. Founded in 2002, AAA has its headquarters in Saint-Genis-Pouilly, France. AAA currently has 21 production and R&D facilities able to manufacture both diagnostics and therapeutic MNM products, and more than 500 employees in 13 countries (France, Italy, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Portugal, The Netherlands, Belgium, Israel, the U.S. and Canada). AAA reported sales of €109.3 million in 2016 (+23% vs. 2015). AAA is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker “AAAP”. For more information, please visit: www.adacap.com.
About Molecular Nuclear Medicine (“MNM”)
Molecular Nuclear Medicine is a medical specialty using trace amounts of active substances, called radiopharmaceuticals, to create images of organs and lesions, and to treat various diseases, like cancer. The technique works by injecting targeted radiopharmaceuticals into the patient’s body that accumulate in the organs or lesions and reveal specific biochemical processes. MNM can be divided in two branches: Molecular Nuclear Diagnostics and Molecular Nuclear Therapy. Molecular nuclear diagnostics employs a variety of imaging devices and radiopharmaceuticals. PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) are highly sensitive imaging technologies that enable physicians to diagnose different types of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, neurological disorders and other diseases in their early stages. Molecular nuclear therapy uses radioactive sources (radionuclides) to treat a range of tumor types. Using short-range particles, this therapy can target tumors with little effect on normal tissues.
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