ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adeona Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Amex: AEN), a developer of innovative medicines for serious central nervous system diseases, announced today the appointment of George J. Brewer, M.D., as Senior Vice President of Research & Development. Dr. Brewer joins the Adeona management team after serving as the Chairman of the Company's Scientific Advisory Board for seven years.
Dr. Brewer is the Morton S. and Henrietta Sellner Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics and Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. He was a member of the National Science Council's "Committee on Copper in Drinking Water" convened at the request of the Environmental Protection Agency in 2000 to consider the issue of what level of copper in drinking water could be considered "safe." Dr. Brewer has published over 500 scientific papers, several books and is the inventor of oral zinc therapy approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997, now standard of care for chronic Wilson's disease.
"We are pleased that Dr. Brewer, a respected medical innovator and developer of zinc-based therapies over his career, accepted our offer to join Adeona's management team. As the Chairman of our Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Brewer provided significant guidance with regard to our clinical development programs, and we look forward to his continued valuable contributions in his new role as Senior Vice President of Research & Development," stated James S. Kuo, M.D., M.B.A., Adeona's Chairman and CEO. "We also appreciate the condolences received following the passing of our colleague and friend, David Newsome. While this was an unexpected loss for the Company, we believe the appointment of Dr. Brewer positions our clinical development programs for continued advancement."
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