AMSTERDAM, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (Euronext: AMT), a leader in the field of human gene therapy, today announced the appointment of Dr. Carlos R. Camozzi as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Camozzi brings to AMT more than 25 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, most recently within the orphan drug field. This includes overseeing product approvals at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
"We are very fortunate to have attracted Carlos to AMT. He has joined the company at a pivotal point as we continue to pursue the approval our lead gene therapy Glybera with the EMA," stated Jörn Aldag, CEO of AMT. "His expertise in product development and related interaction with global regulatory bodies in the orphan drug field will prove invaluable, not only with Glybera, but also as we advance development of our gene therapy pipeline."
Dr. Camozzi will join AMT on July 18 from Orphan Europe, where he held the position of Medical Director for over 5 years. During his tenure, he oversaw the approval of Carbaglu, a product for hyperammonemia in NAGS deficiency and Organic Acidemias, with the EMA and FDA, EMEA marketing authorisation renewals for two products, three orphan drug designations and development of pediatric investigation plans. He was also responsible for the clinical development in the pediatric field of orphan drugs in therapeutic areas of metabolic disorders, immunology, dermatology, cardiology and CNS.
Prior to Orphan Europe, Dr. Camozzi was a strategic development
manager in the Molecular Pathology department of Basel University
Hospital, Basel, Switzerland. In this role, he interacted with both
pharmaceutical customers and regulatory authorities. From
2001-2005, he was managing director of MCP-medeor consulting
pharma, where he helped design preclinical and clinical development
programs for pharmaceutical and healthcare products.
|SOURCE Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics B.V|
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