NMI Appoints Dr. Barbara Davis as New Chief Scientific Officer and VP of Toxicology and Pathology

 
 
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WORCESTER, Mass. - Jan. 2, 2014 - PRLog -- Nemucore Medical Innovations, Inc. (NMI), a nanomedicine company dedicated to the development and commercialization of life-saving nanomedicines for the treatment of patients afflicted with multidrug resistant cancers, today announced the appointment of Dr. Barbara Davis as NMI’s Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of Toxicology and Pathology.

“The Board of Directors and I are very pleased to have someone of Dr. Davis’s caliber join NMI’s growing team as we push our nanomedicines towards clinical development,” said Dr. Tim Coleman, PhD MBA,  NMI’s Chief Executive Officer, President, Director, and co-founder. He added “Barbara’s breadth of experience in woman’s health and drug development will be a significant asset as we continue to advance our efforts to develop nanomedicines for the treatment of multidrug resistant ovarian cancer and other cancers.”

“I am especially excited to contribute to the success of NMI. The work at NMI represents the best in translational oncology, key to achieving my long term professional goals. I have the opportunity to develop novel approaches to cancer nanomedicine therapies that combine a mechanistic understanding of drugable cancer targets with the ability to reduce therapy limiting toxic side-effects.  Given the exceptional innovation, strengths and energy here, I see this as a real opportunity to revolutionize cancer therapy.” said Dr. Davis.

Dr. Davis has held numerous scientific and leadership positions in government, academia and the biopharmaceutical industry for over 20 years. She served as the Head and then Acting Chief of the Laboratory of Women’s Health, the first NIH laboratory specifically dedicated to investigative research on the impact of the environment on women’s health and cancers of the breast, ovary and uterus.  Most recently, she was a professor at the Tuft’s University School of Veterinary Medicine and prior, the Associate Director of Toxicology and Pathology at Millennium Pharmaceuticals: The Takeda Oncology Company. She has extensive experience in the development and use of animal models for the study of disease, including experience in the preclinical and late-stage development and characterization of therapeutics.

About Nemucore

Nemucore Medical Innovations, Inc. is dedicated to designing, investigating, developing, and commercializing life-saving novel nanomedicines for the treatment of ovarian cancer and other unmet medical needs. Ultimately, NMI’s products will be part of the personalized medicine revolution occurring in cancer therapies. Our unique focus on reducing the complex nature of nanomedicine manufacturing is expected to enhance the speed by which we translate novel therapeutics to the clinic. As a participant in the National Cancer Institute's Centers for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, we are building a state of the art biomanufacturing facility as a national resource for nanomedicine and emerging biopharmaceutical community. NMI was founded in 2008 and is based in Worcester and Wellesley, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit http://www.nemucore.com.

Forward-looking statements:

Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for the Company constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company's views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.

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