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Stevenage, UK, 21 June 2018 – KaNDy Therapeutics, a UK clinical-stage biotech company, today announces the appointment of Jo Craig as Head of Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls for both KaNDy Therapeutics and NeRRe Therapeutics, its sister company.
Jo Craig joins from GlaxoSmithKline where she was most recently VP of Technology & Strategy, Product Development & Supply. Both companies have clinical stage assets in Phase II, and Jo’s responsibility will be to ensure that the assets are ready for Phase III from a CMC perspective at the next development milestone.
Jo joined GSK in 1984 and initially worked on Imigran to treat patients with debilitating migraines. She proceeded to hold roles of increasing responsibility in CMC product development, including work on Tivicay and Triumeq from the GlaxoSmithKline HIV portfolio, which launched in 2014/2015. More recently, Jo led the new global Process Robustness group across R&D and Manufacturing and, in 2016, went on to assume the role of Head of New Product Introduction Quality.
Jo holds a BPharm (first class honours) from the School of Pharmacy, University College, London, and is a registered Pharmacist and a member and Board advisor for the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UK.
Mary Kerr CEO of KaNDy Therapeutics and NeRRe Therapeutics, said: “I am delighted that Jo has decided to join the KaNDy and NeRRe teams at this critical time. Jo’s input will be invaluable and ensure that NT-814, KaNDY Therapeutics breakthrough treatment for symptoms of the menopause and orvepitant, NeRRe’s lead NK-1 receptor antagonist in development for the treatment of chronic cough, will both be fully Phase III ready from a CMC perspective in the near future.”
For more information, please contact:
Mary Kerr, Managing Director of KaNDy Therapeutics
Tel: +44 1438 906960
Consilium Strategic Communications
Mary-Jane Elliott/ Lindsey Neville/ Carina Jurs
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3709 5700
KaNDy Therapeutics is a clinical-stage company focused on optimizing the potential of NT-814 in the treatment of common, chronic debilitating female sex-hormone related conditions. These conditions, such as post-menopausal VMS, are debilitating for women often over many years and associated with significant healthcare and economic costs.
Stevenage, UK, September 27th 2017 – NeRRe Therapeutics, which is developing a unique portfolio of neurokinin (NK)-1 receptor antagonists for the treatment of common debilitating conditions caused by neuronal hypersensitivity, has appointed Andrew Kay as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Kay, who has extensive product development and commercial experience across the pharma and biotechnology sectors, takes over from Dr Kaasim Mahmood of Advent, who remains on the Board. Following the demerger of KaNDy Therapeutics, announced today, NeRRe Therapeutics is primarily focused on its lead product orvepitant, which is in a multinational Phase IIb trial for chronic refractory cough.
First-in-class once daily NT-814 spun out of NeRRe Therapeutics into new company
Stevenage, UK, 27th September 2017 – KaNDy Therapeutics has been launched today to maximise the value of NT-814, a potential breakthrough medicine for the treatment of chronic debilitating Women’s Health conditions and is backed by internationally recognised life sciences investors: Advent Life Sciences, Fountain Healthcare Partners, Forbion Capital Partners and OrbiMed Advisors.
NT-814 is a first-in-class, once daily, dual mechanism neurokinin-1,3 receptor antagonist. The medicine is being developed as a non-hormonal alternative to hormone replacement therapy for the treatment of postmenopausal vasomotor symptoms (PMVMS). NT-814 has been spun out of NeRRe Therapeutics Holdings Ltd into KaNDy Therapeutics Ltd a separate legal entity.