Irvine, CA, - Kiel, December 5, 2014 - Proteo, Inc. (OTCQB: PTEO) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Proteo Biotech AG today announced that the company strengthens its Management Board. The Supervisory Board of Proteo Biotech AG has appointed Dr. Juergen Paal as a new member of the company's Management Board, effective from Dec 1st, 2014. In this leadership role as Proteo Biotech AG's new Chief Operating Officer, he will be responsible for Proteo's clinical development program, product launch preparation, business development and partnering initiatives.
This appointment follows Dr. Paal's involvement with Proteo Biotech AG since 2006 when he joined the scientific advisory board. Dr. Paal has worked in two major international health care companies where he has acquired more than 13 years of experience in research and development, corporate strategic management and business development. Dr. Paal joins from Fresenius Medical Care, where he held a director's position with responsibility for business development in therapeutic apheresis.
"We welcome Juergen to the Management Board. We have profited greatly from Juergen's contributions in his former advisory role for Proteo, and together with his international working experience in leading positions in the health care industry, his appointment to the Management Board represents an important cornerstone in the preparation for the commercialization of Elafin" said Birge Bargmann, Chief Executive Officer, and Oliver Wiedow, Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
Dr. Paal commented: "It is an exciting moment to join Proteo Biotech AG at this advanced stage of the clinical development of the company's drug candidate Elafin after the drug has shown promising results in phase I and phase II clinical trials. The major focus is now on the pivotal clinical trial with Elafin in its lead indication, and the exploration of partnering opportunities for the marketing and distribution of Elafin to exploit the full commercial potentials of this promising product."
Proteo, Inc. is a Nevada corporation and has one wholly owned subsidiary, Proteo Biotech AG, a German corporation. The Company is a clinical stage drug development company focusing on the development of anti-inflammatory treatments for rare diseases with significant unmet needs.
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Barbara Kahlke, Ph.D.
Proteo Biotech AG
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