IntelGenX Appoints Dr. Dana Matzen as Vice President, Business Development
March 2, 2016 (Source) — IntelGenx Corp., (TSX VENTURE:IGX)(OTCQX:IGXT), today announced that it has further strengthened its organization with the engagement of Dr. Dana Matzen as Vice President, Business Development effective Monday, March 14, 2016.
Dr. Matzen is currently Director, Business Development at Paladin Labs, an Endo International company, based in Montreal, Canada, since May 2010. During her time at Paladin, Dr. Matzen has held responsibilities for in-licensing business opportunities for Canada, Africa and Latin America. She led over 13 transactions which resulted in 7 new product launches. In addition, Dr. Matzen was in charge for overseeing strategic initiatives for Paladin’s international out-licensing business including alliance management of over 15 existing partners worldwide. More recently, Dr. Matzen joined the Marketing Team and led the successful launch of Iclusig in Canada.
Prior to joining Paladin, Dr. Matzen was Life Science Specialist at L.E.K. Consulting in London, UK and Los Angeles, U.S. Prior to L.E.K. Consulting, Dr. Matzen was Postdoctoral Scholar at UCSF focusing on cellular and molecular pharmacology. Dr. Matzen has published several peer-reviewed articles that have been referenced in over 100 publications and was awarded with the Genentech Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for outstanding research.
Dr. Matzen holds a Ph.D in Microbiology and Genetics from the University of Vienna (Max F. Perutz Laboratories) and her Masters in Nutritional Economics from the University Kiel, Germany.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dana to the executive team as we continue to strengthen our organization into one of the leading oral thin films business globally,” said Dr. Horst G. Zerbe, President and CEO of IntelGenx. “Dana has achieved strong results in the pharmaceutical industry and her extensive network and knowledge will focus on maximizing the value of IntelGenx’s proprietary VersaFilm™ technology through partnerships.”
Dr. Zerbe further commented, “We have now concluded for the next while with the recruitment of senior executives to the management team. These new executives will help to strengthen our organization and accelerate the execution of our business plan to drive long-term shareholder growth.”
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IntelGenx is a leading drug delivery company focused on the development of innovative products based on its proprietary oral drug delivery technologies.
Established in 2003, the Montreal-based company, listed on the TSX-V and OTC-QX, develops innovative oral drug delivery solutions based on its proprietary platform technologies, VersaFilm™, VersaTab™ and AdVersa™.
IntelGenx has developed a broad and diverse product portfolio addressing unmet market needs and offering lifecycle management opportunities. Forfivo XL™, launched in 2012, is the first and only FDA approved once-daily bupropion HCl 450mg dose in a single tablet for the treatment of major depressive disorder.
IntelGenx highly skilled team provides comprehensive pharmaceuticals services to pharmaceutical partners, including R&D, clinical monitoring, IP protection, analytical method development and regulatory services. IntelGenx state-of-the art manufacturing facility, established for the VersaFilm™ technology platform, supports lab-scale to pilot and commercial-scale production, offering full service capabilities to our clients. More information is available about the company at: www.intelgenx.com.
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