FIT Biotech appoints Dr. Milla Koistinaho as Chief Operating Officer
FIT Biotech Ltd (NASDAQ: FITBIO), a Finnish biotechnology company, today announced the appointment of Adjunct Professor Milla Koistinaho, Ph.D. to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. In this role, she will oversee research and business development efforts for the Company. Dr. Koistinaho brings over 15 years of R&D and management experience. She will start in her new role at FIT Biotech in the beginning of August.
"I am very pleased to have in our team an experienced executive with a track record of building commercial operations based on innovative research and development in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. We believe Dr. Koistinaho's expertise will be a crucial asset as we advance our R&D programs and commercialize the results thereof," said Dr. Kalevi Reijonen, CEO of FIT Biotech.
"I am delighted to join the FIT Biotech team during this period of the company development," remarked Dr. Koistinaho. "It is an exciting time, and I'm looking forward to meet the challenges of commercialization of the valuable product portfolio."
Alongside with her duties, Dr. Koistinaho will continue to advice Aplagon Oy in R&D, until 31.12.2015. Dr Koistinaho has previously served as CEO at Medeia Therapeutics Ltd. Prior to Medeia she served as CEO and CSO of Cerebricon Ltd, a contract research company. Prior to her experience with Cerebricon she worked as a post doctoral fellow at Eli Lilly, USA. Dr. Koistinaho received her Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the University of Kuopio, Finland.
CEO Kalevi Reijonen, FIT Biotech Oy
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FIT Biotech Oy in brief:
FIT Biotech Oy is a biotechnology company established in 1995, focusing on DNA vaccines and gene therapy. The company bases its products on its patented GTU ® (Gene Transport Unit) technology. Through GTU technology, FIT Biotech develops DNA vaccines in order to both prevent and also treat various diseases. Identified application areas include HIV, tuberculosis (and other infectious diseases) as well as gene therapy (cancer, autoimmune diseases). Other application areas are under development. FIT Biotech Oy is listed on NASDAQ First North (ticker: FITBIO). More information can be found at www.fitbiotech.com.
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