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Oxurion NV Announces the Appointment of Adrienne Graves to its Board of Directors
Leuven, Belgium, 29 October 2018 – Oxurion NV (Euronext Brussels: OXUR - formerly known as ThromboGenics NV), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative treatments to preserve vision in patients with diseases affecting the back of the eye, announced today the appointment of Adrienne Graves, Ph.D., to its board of directors. Dr. Graves will replace Paul Howes, who has been a board member since 2014.
“I am honored to be appointed to the board of directors at Oxurion,” said Dr. Graves. “The company has built a diverse portfolio of disease-modifying therapies, such as the current pipeline focusing on diabetic eye disease. The executive team of Oxurion has impressive experience and expertise, and I look forward to working with them closely.”
Thomas Clay, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oxurion NV, added: “As a recognized global leader in the ophthalmology industry, Dr. Graves brings extensive experience to our board of directors. We look forward to working with her as we continue to execute on our four clinical trials and develop treatments to preserve patients’ vision. At the same time, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank Paul Howes for his support and advice over the past four years.”
Dr. Graves is a board member of multiple companies and organizations including Akorn Inc., Nicox, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Glaucoma Research Foundation, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She was the president and chief executive officer of Santen Inc., the U.S. arm of Japan’s largest ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Before becoming the president and chief executive officer, she was the vice president of clinical affairs and senior vice president of worldwide clinical affairs for Japan, U.S. and Europe at Santen Inc. Prior to Santen Inc., Dr. Graves was the director of international ophthalmology at Alcon Laboratories, Inc. She was also the co-founder of Glaucoma 360 (Glaucoma Research Foundation) and Ophthalmic Women Leaders (OWL). Dr. Graves received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with honors from Brown University, her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in psychobiology and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in visual neuroscience from the University of Paris.