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July 15, 2020

New CEO appointed

The board of PharmNovo AB is pleased to announce that former VP Business Development Per von Mentzer assumed the position as new Chief Executive Officer of PharmNovo AB effective May 2020.

“Given his general management and commercial experience, we are confident that Per is the right person to lead us through the next phases of development,” says Chairman of the Board Göran Lerenius, who continues:

“Through this appointment PharmNovo is strengthening the organisation on both the scientific and commercial sides, whilst maintaining full focus on the continued pre-clinical development.

The company’s founder and former CEO, Bengt von Mentzer, remains critical to PharmNovo´s business activities and will now focus even more of his time and efforts on the PN6047 development and the upcoming Regulatory Toxicology programme.

At the Extraordinary General Meeting held in May at Medicon Village, Lund, Sweden, Chairman of the Board Göran Lerenius thanked Bengt for founding the company and for leading it successfully over many years.


David Kendall

Patent granted in China

We are pleased to announce that PharmNovo AB has been granted a patent for our candidate PN6047 in China. PharmNovo AB is currently entering into regulatory toxicology studies with PN6047 – an exciting phase in the development of this biased delta opioid receptor agonist (DOBRA) favouring signalling through G proteins. In preclinical testing, our candidate effectively reduces neuropathic pain without any of the unwanted side effects of conventional opioids.

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New board member

PharmNovo is pleased to announce that Helen Pettersson is now a member of the board, representing Almi Invest and Almi Invest Syd, being one of the larger investors in PharmNovo AB.

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22 MSEK new funding

PharmNovo has completed a new share issue of 22 million SEK with the Sciety investment syndicate as the lead investor.

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Research coaction

As a result of our publication in JPET with University of Bristol, contact was established with Prof. Amynah Pradhan at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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