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NOXXON Pharma N.V. (Euronext Growth Paris: ALNOX) (Paris:ALNOX), a biotechnology company focused on improving cancer treatments by targeting the tumor microenvironment (TME), announced the appointment of Dr. Maurizio PetitBon, member of the Supervisory Board since September 2016, as Chairman of NOXXON’s Board. Don deBethizy, previous Chairman, will remain a member of the Board and will focus his efforts on financing and M&A activities.
“I am pleased that Maurizio will take the Chairman position. I would like to thank Don for his leadership of the Board and for his continued commitment to the future success of NOXXON. This new setup will enable Don to focus his contributions on our ongoing strategic development plans,” commented Aram Mangasarian, Chief Executive Officer of NOXXON.
NOXXON’s oncology-focused pipeline acts on the tumor microenvironment (TME) and the cancer immunity cycle by breaking the tumor protection barrier and blocking tumor repair. By neutralizing chemokines in the tumor microenvironment, NOXXON’s approach works in combination with other forms of treatment to weaken tumor defenses against the immune system and enable greater therapeutic impact. Building on extensive clinical experience and safety data, the lead program NOX-A12 has delivered top-line data from a Keytruda® combination trial in metastatic colorectal and pancreatic cancer patients in December 2018 and further studies are being planned in these indications. The company initiated preparations for an additional trial with NOX-A12 in brain cancer in combination with radiotherapy. The combination of NOX-A12 and radiotherapy has been granted orphan drug status in the US and EU for the treatment of certain brain cancers. The company’s second clinical-stage asset NOX-E36 is a Phase 2 TME asset targeting the innate immune system. NOXXON plans to test NOX-E36 in patients with solid tumors both as a monotherapy and in combination. Further information can be found at: www.noxxon.com
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