Manchester, United Kingdom, March 20, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- F2G Ltd, the UK-based antifungal drug discovery and development company, today announced the appointment of Ian Nicholson to the position of CEO and to the Board of Directors. Ian has over 25 years of international experience in management and transactions within the life sciences sector. He is currently, and will remain, an Operating Partner of London-based Advent Life Sciences LLP. Previously he spent eight years as CEO of the privately held Oncology R&D company, Chroma Therapeutics Limited. Before that he was senior vice president for business development at UK biotechnology company Celltech Group, and has worked extensively in licensing, M&A, and market development in the UK, Europe and the US. Ian holds a BSc (Hons) from University College London and an MBA from Boston University.
Dr Richard White, Executive Chairman of F2G, commented, "We are delighted to welcome such an experienced executive to lead the company, and I look forward to working closely with him." Dr. White will revert to his former role of Non-Executive Chairman. Ian Nicholson added, "I am excited to join F2G at this critical stage and lead the company in the successful development of an important first-in-class drug to treat Aspergillosis, an area of high unmet medical need."
About F2G Ltd: Based in Manchester, UK, F2G Ltd is dedicated to the discovery and development of new and clinically superior drug classes to treat life-threatening systemic fungal infections in at-risk patient populations. This is a growing health risk for which there are currently limited treatment options and for which demand is increasing globally. Market growth is expected to increase with the emergence of new clinical indications in allergies and asthma. For more information visit www.f2g.com