NEW YORK, July 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Veteran business journalist Carmen Roberts joins Hans Schikan, CEO of Prosensa Holding B.V. [RNA] to discuss the company's industry, strategy, financials and positioning.
Hans Schikan, 54, has served as Prosensa's Chief Executive Officer since January 2009. Mr. Schikan has more than 25 years of senior managerial experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. From May 2004 until January 2009, Mr. Schikan worked at Genzyme Corporation in various executive roles, including Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategic Development for its rare genetic disease franchise. In this position he oversaw the launch of various orphan drugs globally. Prior to Genzyme, Mr. Schikan worked at Organon International from 1986 to 2004 in various senior business roles across different geographies, including managing director positions in multiple countries. Mr. Schikan also serves as Non-executive Director of Swedish Orphan Biovitrum A.B., Executive Board Member of the Dutch Top Institute Pharma, and Member of the Core Team of the Dutch Top Sector Life Sciences & Health. He is also past Chairman of Nefarma, the Dutch Association of Research Based Pharmaceutical Industry. Mr. Schikan holds a Pharm.D. degree from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Prosensa is a Dutch biotechonology company engaged in the discovery and development of RNA-modulating therapeutics for the treatment of genetic disorders. Its primary focus is on rare neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders with a large unmet medical need, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy and Huntington's disease. www.prosensa.com
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