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Cosmo Pharmaceuticals N.V. (SIX: COPN) today announced that, in order to cope with the group’s increasing growth, it has appointed John Manieri - who joined the Cosmo Group on May 1, 2017 - as Head of Cosmo’s Investor Relation activities and Head of the Investment Committee as of July 1, 2017.
Prior to joining Cosmo, John was Managing Director and Head of Products, Healthcare Funds and Mandates at Bellevue Asset Management. John joined Bellevue Asset Management in 2015 following its acquisition of Adamant Biomedical Investments, where he served in various positions since 2001, including as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Portfolio Manager and a member of the Management Team. Responsible for various investment vehicles, he won the Lipper Fund Award with the BB Adamant Global Medtech and Services Share class AA 2017 for the Best Equity Sector Healthcare Fund over 3 years. John Manieri holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an Executive Master’s in International Negotiation and Policy Making from the Graduate Institute Geneva.
Chris Tanner will focus on his role as member of the Executive Committee of the Cosmo Group and the Group’s corporate transactions.
About Cosmo Pharmaceuticals
Cosmo is a specialty pharmaceutical company that aims to become a global leader in the field of optimized therapies for selected Gastrointestinal Disorders and Endoscopic Procedures. The Company’s proprietary clinical development pipeline specifically addresses innovative treatments for IBD, such as Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, and Colon Infections. In addition, the Company has developed a medical device for polyp and adenoma excision and is has completed clinical trials of LuMeBlue™, a diagnostic drug for the detection of colon cancer as well as new chemical entities that are being developed by the associate company Cassiopea S.p.A. for the topical treatment of skin diseases. Cosmo’s MMX® products that have reached the market are Lialda®/Mezavant®/Mesavancol®, a treatment for IBD that is licensed globally to Giuliani and Shire Limited and Uceris®, the first glucocorticosteroid indicated for the induction of remission in active, mild to moderate Ulcerative Colitis, licensed in US to Santarus/Salix/Valeant and in the Rest of the World to Ferring as Cortiment®. Cosmo’s proprietary MMX® technology is at the core of the Company’s product pipeline and was developed from its expertise in formulating and manufacturing gastrointestinal drugs for international clients at its GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) facilities in Lainate, Italy. The technology is designed to deliver active ingredients in a targeted manner in the colon. For further information on Cosmo, please visit the Company’s website: www.cosmopharma.com
Jefferies Global Health Care Conference New York, June 7-10, 2017
Half-Year Results July 28, 2017
Dr. Chris Tanner, Head of Investor Relations
Cosmo Pharmaceuticals N.V.
Tel: +353 (1) 8170 370
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