Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics

Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics shows data supporting role of chylomicron clearance as marker for Glybera efficacy

Friday, May 20, 2011

Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics, a company involved in the field of human gene therapy, has results from a long-term efficacy study of Glybera (alipogene tiparvovec) that showed improved chylomicron metabolism could be used as a biomarker for increased lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activity in those patients missing the gene that produces this protein. Glybera is a gene therapy product under development for the treatment of lipoprotein lipase deficiency (LPLD) that is currently under review for marketing approval with the EMA.

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ICON Founder to Retire as Board Chairman

Friday, December 18, 2009

John Climax will retire as board chairman of Dublin-based contract research organization (CRO) ICON, effective December 31. Climax founded the company 19 years ago. He will remain as a board member, while Bruce Given steps into the role of chairman. Given, a healthcare products consultant, has served on ICON’s board for five years. Prior to becoming a consultant, he was president and CEO of Encysive Pharmaceuticals.

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