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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Company News: InDex Pharmaceuticals Receives Approval of the International Nonproprietary Name (INN) Cobitolimod for their Lead Drug Candidate Kappaproct®

InDex Pharmaceuticals AB today announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended cobitolimod as the International Nonproprietary Name (INN) for Index´s lead drug candidate Kappaproct®, which is a first-in-class Toll-like receptor (TLR) 9 agonist in late-stage clinical development for moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.

The aim of the INN system is to provide a unique and universally designated name for each pharmaceutical substance to facilitate the identification of active pharmaceutical ingredients. A nonproprietary name is also known as a generic name. The name cobitolimod has been selected and passed the review of the Expert Advisory Panel on the International Pharmacopoeia and Pharmaceutical Preparations. Following public consultation over four months, it has reached the status of recommended INN and will be included in the forthcoming list of recommended INN published by the WHO.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Company News: Curetis Expands Commercial Team

- Company hires Willem Haagmans as Head of Sales EMEA -

Curetis N.V. (the “Company” and, together with Curetis AG, “Curetis“), a developer of next-level molecular diagnostic solutions, today announced the expansion of its commercial and general administrative team.

As of February 1, 2016, Willem Haagmans has joined the company as Head of Sales for the EMEA region.

Willem Haagmans previously worked at Beckman Coulter as General Manager Benelux. He is a highly experienced commercial executive with a strong track record, including the successful commercialization of innovative products and solutions in the molecular diagnostics industry as well as the significant increase of top-line revenue growth. Among others, Willem Haagmans has held prior international molecular diagnostics sales management positions with Roche, Nimblegen, and Vela Diagnostics, bringing extensive leadership experience with both large and small-to-medium sized molecular diagnostics companies. He will be based in the Venlo area near the Dutch-German border, right at the heart of Curetis’ European direct sales territories, and will head all direct sales efforts in DACH, Benelux, France, UK and possibly Nordic countries.