For Immediate Release July 22, 2011
VANCOUVER, Canada – iCo Therapeutics Inc. (TSX-V: ICO) today announced that John Clement, a co-founder of iCo Therapeutics Inc., has resigned from his positions as Chief Technology & Development Officer and Director in order to pursue other personal and un-related business interests. Dr. Clement will remain with the company for a period of time to facilitate the transitioning of his responsibilities.
“Since the founding of iCo back in February, 2005, John has been an integral part of our growth and development,” stated co-founder, President and CEO, Andrew Rae. “We wish John all the best in his future endeavours and wish to thank him for his dedication and service and an ongoing productive relationship with the iCo team.”
“I am proud to have played a role in the creation and growth of iCo Therapeutics. I believe we have created a model and established a foundation for a very successful company. It has been a pleasure and an honour to have worked with such a dedicated and talented group of people. I wish the team continued successes”, stated Dr. Clement.
About iCo Therapeutics
iCo Therapeutics Inc. is a Vancouver-based reprofiling company focused on redosing or reformulating drugs with clinical history for new or expanded indications. iCo has exclusive worldwide rights to three products: iCo-007 (a 2nd generation antisense inhibitor of c-raf (Raf-1) kinase), moving into Phase 2 for the treatment of DME; iCo-008 (Bertilimumab), a product with Phase 2 clinical history to be developed for severe ocular allergies and age-related macular degeneration; and iCo-009, an oral formulation of Amphotericin B for sight and life-threatening diseases. Immune Pharmaceuticals licensed systemic rights to iCo-008 in June 2011. iCo-009 also represents a new drug delivery technology with the potential to reprofile other parenteral administered drugs to the oral route of administration. iCo was awarded a Gold Leaf Award as the Early Stage Company of the Year from BIOTECanada in 2010 and is a Canada’s Top 10™ Competition winner. iCo trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “ICO”. For more information, visit the Company website at: www.icotherapeutics.com.
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