Selvita Announces Changes to Management Board
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|Tuesday, 05 November 2013 09:15 (UTC + 1)|
Krakow, Poland, November 5, 2013 / B3C newswire / - Polish biotechnology company Selvita, announced today the appointment of Dr. Mirosława Zydron to the position of Member of the Management Board, Director of Chemistry Division and Dr. Krzysztof Brzozka to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer.
As of 5 November 2013, the Management Board of Selvita includes the following members:
The new appointments follow the extension of the scale of company’s operations, and are aimed at strengthening the new members' responsibility for the results of their departments, respectively the Chemistry Services Division and internal R&D pipeline, as well as facilitate their contacts with the current and future Selvita's business partners.
Mirosława Zydron will be responsible for further stable development of Chemistry Services Division strengthening Selvita’s market position and building long-term relationships within the pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical and agrochemical environments.
Krzysztof Brzozka will be responsible for supervision of current internal projects aimed at the development of novel small molecule therapies both in currently established and future strategic collaborations with commercial partners, further development of the department and initiation of new research projects with both industrial and academic partners, strengthening international position of Selvita and to building both research and business relationships with pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions and investors.
Pawel Przewiezlikowski, the Chief Executive Officer of Selvita commented: “We are extremely happy with Krzysztof’s and Miroslawa’s performance. Our R&D division, headed by Krzysztof is progressing dynamically our multiple early stage programs in oncology, CNS and autoimmune disorders and has recently delivered two pre-clinical candidates in our Pim and CDK8 kinase programs. Krzysztof has also been instrumental in forging of our two co-discovery alliances with H3 Biomedicine and Merck Serono.
“Since 2009, the Chemistry Division at Selvita, with our skills, experience, professionalism, flexibility and openness to the needs of our customers, has won their trust and worked on differentiated projects covering a broad range of chemistries and scientific approaches. Our current goal is to constantly grow in a stable way and further strengthen our market position in the area of R&D outsourcing, through continuous acquisition and ongoing development of highly skilled specialists, development of infrastructure and ensuring the highest quality of service, thus building long-term relationships with our clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical and agrochemical businesses.” said Dr. Mirosława Zydron.
"The ultimate aim of our internal research and development activities is the development of breakthrough therapies in areas such as cancer or Alzheimer's disease. Since its inception, Selvita created a unique in Central and Eastern Europe both in terms of scale and skills team of specialists that joined their efforts to develop first and best in class therapies which are guided by the current high standards of personalized medicine and the requirements of safety and effectiveness of new therapies. We sincerely hope that the intellectual property developed so far and the first-in-class molecules developed by our team will confirm their effectiveness in clinical trials, not only changing the lives of patients struggling with incurable diseases, but also allowing continued growth of the company and value for shareholders, as well as further development of the biotechnology sector in Poland" said Dr. Krzysztof Brzozka.
Dr Miroslawa Zydron joined Selvita in December 2009, and has been responsible for the formation and organization of the Chemistry Services Division, strategic development of the chemistry research services, presentation of the company's offer and building relationships with international clients from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical and agrochemical environments, as well as overseeing the ongoing projects to ensure the highest quality of services.
Dr Krzysztof Brzozka joined Selvita in 2007 as a specialist responsible for evaluation, due diligence and in-licensing of research projects. In 2009 he became a Project Manager of the first anticancer project initiated at Selvita and in subsequent years initiated further research projects, also in additional therapeutic indications. In January 2012 he was appointed to the position of Chief Scientific Officer and Member of the Management Board and is currently responsible for development of internal pipeline of novel, small molecule therapies across various indications.