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News Release - August 16, 2010
Curaxis Pharmaceutical Corp Elects Dr. Bert A. Spilker to Board of DirectorsDURHAM, N.C., Aug. 16, 2010 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Curaxis Pharmaceutical Corp (OTCBB:ASCH ) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Bert A. Spilker to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Spilker is founder and President of Bert A. Spilker & Associates, LLC, a leader in drug development, clinical trials and FDA advisory services. Prior to his current position, Dr. Spilker served as the Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America) based in Washington, D.C.
Patrick S. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Curaxis, said, "We are honored and excited to have Dr. Spilker join our Board. Bert brings a world-class level of experience in clinical trials and FDA strategy to Curaxis and will be a great asset to us as we move forward on our clinical development program for Memryte, our Alzheimer's disease candidate."
Formerly Dr. Spilker was President and co-founder of Orphan Medical, Inc., a public pharmaceutical company acquired by Jazz Pharmaceuticals in 2005. He is well known as the author of 16 books on clinical trial methods and the processes of drug discovery and development. These books are considered by many as the standard references on clinical trials and drug development.
Dr. Spilker is currently Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Minnesota and Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
His medical training in pharmacology and internal medicine was at Cornell Medical College, State University of New York (Downstate Medical Center), University of California at San Francisco, University of Miami Medical School (Ph.D. to M.D. Program) and Brown University Medical School.
Curaxis is an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company with a hormone drug product candidate for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and multiple cancers. Curaxis' therapeutic platform is based on the hypothesis that many diseases of aging may be caused by age-related changes in the function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis. The HPG axis is a hormonal endocrine feedback loop that controls development, reproduction and aging in animals. This drug development platform is built on the premise that hormones associated with this feedback loop are beneficial early in life, when they promote growth and development, but are harmful later in life when the mechanism for feedback is compromised, thereby leading to disease processes, including pathologies associated with Alzheimer's disease and various cancers. We believe our discovery of similar hormonal signaling mechanisms at the cellular level in brain tissue from Alzheimer's patients and in multiple tumors will enable us to develop significant new treatments for Alzheimer's disease as well as many cancers.
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