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News Release - June 11, 2007
Cytogen Announces New Sales and Marketing Leadership with the Appointment of Stephen A. RossPRINCETON, N.J.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Cytogen Corporation (Nasdaq: CYTO ) today announced that it has appointed Stephen A. Ross to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing effective July 9, 2007. Mr. Ross joins Cytogen from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) where for 15 years he progressed through positions of increasing responsibility in sales and marketing. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Specialist Business Units, GSK UK and was responsible for sales and marketing of GSK hospital and specialty product portfolios in the United Kingdom, which had 2006 sales of more than GBP 500 million.
"I am delighted to welcome Steve to Cytogen," said Michael D. Becker, president and chief executive officer. "His extensive and highly relevant pharmaceutical industry experience makes him an ideal individual to join our executive management team. While at GSK, Steve built an impressive record of key achievements specific to oncology therapeutics and supportive care, including the design and implementation of a number of strategies and field force tactics to maximize a number of oncology brands. Steve's experience will be a tremendous asset to Cytogen as we continue to execute our strategy to attain sustainable growth through clinical, commercial, and strategic initiatives."
In Mr. Ross' most recent appointment at GSK, he led a team of more than 300 employees and together they established new oncology and cervical cancer business units in the UK. Previously, Mr. Ross served as Vice President and General Manager of GSK Ireland. His experience at GSK also includes managing a portfolio of eight cytotoxic agents and two anti-emetic agents.
Mr. Ross received a Masters of Business Administration in marketing and finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University.
Cytogen is a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing the treatment and care of patients by building, developing, and commercializing a portfolio of oncology products. The Company's specialized sales force currently markets three therapeutic products and one diagnostic product to the U.S. oncology market. CAPHOSOL® is an advanced electrolyte solution for the treatment of oral mucositis and dry mouth that is approved in the U.S. as a prescription medical device. QUADRAMET® (samarium Sm-153 lexidronam injection) is approved for the treatment of pain in patients whose cancer has spread to the bone. PROSTASCINT® (capromab pendetide) is a PSMA-targeting monoclonal antibody-based agent to image the extent and spread of prostate cancer and SOLTAMOX(TM) (tamoxifen citrate) is the first liquid hormonal therapy approved in the U.S. for the treatment of breast cancer in adjuvant and metastatic settings. The Company is also developing CYT-500, a third-generation radiolabeled antibody to treat prostate cancer. Cytogen's product-focused strategy centers on attaining sustainable growth through clinical, commercial, and strategic initiatives.
A copy of the full prescribing information for CAPHOSOL, QUADRAMET, PROSTASCINT and SOLTAMOX, including Boxed Warnings, warnings, precautions, adverse events and other safety information may be obtained in the U.S. from Cytogen Corporation by calling toll-free 800-833-3533 or by visiting the web site at http://www.cytogen.com. The Company's website is not part of this press release.
This press release contains certain "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release regarding our strategy, future operations, financial position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and investors are cautioned not to put any undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. There are a number of important factors that could cause Cytogen's results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. In particular, Cytogen's business is subject to a number of significant risks, which include, but are not limited to: the risk of successfully marketing CAPHOSOL; the risk of raising additional capital; the risk of obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals; the risk of whether products result from development activities; the risk of shifts in the regulatory environment affecting sales of Cytogen's products such as third-party payor reimbursement issues; the risk associated with Cytogen's dependence on its partners for development of certain projects, as well as other factors expressed from time to time in Cytogen's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). As a result, this press release should be read in conjunction with Cytogen's periodic filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and Cytogen undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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