Healthcare Industry News: Parkinson's disease
News Release - July 27, 2017
Intec Pharma Promotes Nadav Navon, Ph.D. to Chief Operating OfficerJERUSALEM, July 27, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Intec Pharma Ltd. (Nasdaq, TASE: NTEC), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs based on its proprietary Accordion Pill™ (AP) platform technology, announces the promotion of Nadav Navon, Ph.D., Executive Vice President-Research & Development and Operations to Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.
"Dr. Navon has been instrumental in the growth and development of Intec Pharma since he joined the team in 2006. He has an outstanding track record in operations having lead the development of the Accordion Pill through a number of important clinical studies on to our pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of the Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa (AP-CD/LD) for the treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease symptoms. Importantly, Dr. Navon's intricate knowledge of our AP technology platform and the numerous patents he has filed on behalf of the company will be of great value as we advance our Parkinson's program," stated Jeffrey A. Meckler, Intec Pharma's Chief Executive Officer. "As Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Navon will continue to play a key role on our senior management team, particularly in the oversight of our Israeli operations. I look forward to continuing to work with him as we build Intec Pharma into a world class biopharmaceutical company."
Dr. Navon has been with Intec Pharma since March 2006 and has served as the Company's Executive Vice President of Research & Development and Operations since March 2015. Before that, he served as Vice President of Research & Development and Operations. Prior to joining Intec Pharma, Dr. Navon headed the analytical and quality assurance operations at Sharon Laboratories Ltd., a chemical company that develops and manufactures raw materials for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries, from 2001 to 2006. Prior to that, Dr. Navon led a number of research and development projects in the Negev's Nuclear Research Center.
Dr. Navon earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, a Master of Business Administration and a Ph.D. in inorganic and analytical chemistry, each from Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel.
About Intec Pharma Ltd.
Intec Pharma Ltd. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs based on its proprietary Accordion Pill platform technology. The Company's Accordion Pill is an oral drug delivery system that is designed to improve the efficacy and safety of existing drugs and drugs in development by utilizing an efficient gastric retention and specific release mechanism. The Company's product pipeline includes two product candidates in clinical trial stages: Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa, or AP-CD/LD, which is being developed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease symptoms in advanced Parkinson's disease patients and AP-CBD/THC, an Accordion Pill with the two primary cannabinoids contained in Cannabis sativa, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is being developed for various indications including low back neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia.
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