VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Aug. 25, 2015) - InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("InMed" or "the Company") (IN:CNX) ($IMLFF), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the research and development of novel, cannabinoid-based therapies combined with innovative drug delivery systems, announced today the appointment of Paul Brennan to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Brennan brings more than 25 years of experience in building, leading and advising top-performing pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in Europe, Canada and the United States.
Mr. Brennan is currently Senior Vice-President of Business Development at Arbutus Biopharma (formerly Tekmira Pharmaceuticals). Previously he has held a number of senior management and consulting positions at biotech companies based in the U.S.and Canada. Mr. Brennan served as CEO of Altair Therapeutics, an emerging biopharmaceutical company based in San Diego, which focused on developing inhaled oligonucleotides for respiratory diseases. Prior to Altair, Mr. Brennan was Senior Vice President, Business Development at Aspreva Pharmaceuticals and was involved in the sale of Aspreva to Vifor Pharma for $915 million. Mr. Brennan was also employed at AnorMED where he held a number of roles including Acting President during which time he was involved in the sale of AnorMED to Genzyme for $580 million. Mr. Brennan has held senior positions in business development and regulatory affairs at AstraZeneca, where he worked in Sweden, the United Kingdom and Canada.
"Paul's extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, including senior leadership and board positions in several successful companies, will greatly complement and strengthen our Board," said Craig Schneider, President and CEO of InMed. "We are delighted that he has accepted a position to the Board."
Mr. Brennan earned his B.Sc. in Life Sciences and his M.Sc. in Physiology from Queen's University, in Kingston, Ontario.
InMed also wishes to announce it has accepted the resignation of Kevin Puil as a Director of the Company, effective today. The Board wishes to thank Mr. Puil for his efforts on behalf of the Company.
InMed is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that specializes in developing novel therapies through the research and development into the extensive pharmacology of cannabinoids coupled with innovative drug delivery systems. InMed's proprietary platform technology, product pipeline and accelerated development pathway are the fundamental value drivers of the company.
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