SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nile Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLTX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutics for cardiovascular disease, today announced that Michael R. Bristow, M.D. Ph.D. has joined the Scientific Advisory Board overseeing the development of CD-NP, a dual natriuretic peptide receptor agonist in development for the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure.
Dr. Bristow, a recognized leader in the heart failure community, is a Professor of Medicine and the former Head of Cardiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he has been since October 1991. Dr. Bristow was a founder of ARCA biopharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing genetically-targeted therapies for heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Bristow currently serves as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of ARCA biopharma. Dr. Bristow was the principal founder of Myogen, biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. Dr. Bristow served as Myogen's Chief Science and Medical Officer from October 1996 to February 2006 and as a Scientific Advisor to Myogen from February 2006 until the acquisition of Myogen by Gilead Sciences, Inc. in November 2006. Dr. Bristow is also a founder of Miragen Therapeutics, a Boulder, CO based microRNA company.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Bristow to our advisory board," said Joshua A. Kazam, Nile's CEO. "We believe that his depth of knowledge in the field of heart failure and his breadth of experience in drug development and commercialization will help us achieve the full potential of CD-NP and our natriuretic peptide program."
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Nile Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceut