BURLINGTON, Mass., April 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coronado Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNDO), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel immunotherapy biologic agents for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer, announced today the departure of Dr. Bobby W. Sandage, Jr., President and Director of the Company, to pursue other interests. Dr. Sandage served as President and Chief Executive Officer and Director from March 2011 through December 2012, and as President and Director from January 2013 until his departure.
"We thank Bobby for his outstanding leadership and tireless efforts in helping to bring Coronado to where we are today," said Dr. Harlan F. Weisman, Coronado's Chairman and CEO. "Bobby was responsible for building the initial management team, securing several rounds of financing, taking the company public and successfully advancing Coronado's exciting clinical stage pipeline. We wish him much success in his future endeavors. Moving forward, we anticipate results from TSO's two phase 2 trials in Crohn's disease in the second half of this year, and potentially data from investigator-initiated autism and psoriasis studies, and we remain committed to continuing our momentum throughout 2013 and thereafter."
About Coronado Biosciences
Coronado Biosciences is engaged in the development of novel immunotherapy biologic agents. The company's two principal pharmaceutical product candidates in clinical development are: TSO (Trichuris suis ova or CNDO-201), a biologic for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis; and CNDO-109, a biologic that activates natural killer (NK) cells, for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), multiple myeloma and solid tumors. For more information, please visit www.coronadobiosciences.com.
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