ORYZON Announces New Senior VP of Clinical Development and Global Medical Affairs, Continuing its Expansion of US Corporate Activities

  • Dr. Ana Limón is a specialist in Oncology with extensive industry experience
  • To coordinate global clinical strategy in oncology from Boston, USA

MADRID, Spain and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Oryzon Genomics, S.A. (ISIN Code: ES0167733015, ORY), a public clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging epigenetics to develop therapies in diseases with strong unmet medical need, announced today that Dr. Ana Limón has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development and Global Medical Affairs. This appointment strengthens Oryzon’s permanent presence in the US as Oryzon builds out strategic partnerships with US hospitals and research institutions to develop its pipeline and clinical programs.

Dr. Limón’s broad scientific and clinical research experience in hematology and oncology will be key in developing Oryzon’s clinical programs. She joins Oryzon from Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, a Nasdaq listed company, where she was Senior Director and Global Program Leader of several assets. Prior to that, she held roles of increasing responsibility at Millenium Pharmaceuticals and Takeda, her last as the Head of the Oncology Pipeline, Global Medical Affairs at Takeda. Her industry/biotech career started at Amgen in 2006 after extensive scientific experience. Dr. Limón, a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Barcelona, held researcher positions at the Catalan Institute of Cancer Research and at the Department of Medical Oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Previously, she was a Royal Marsden’s fellow and post-doctoral researcher at Fels Cancer Institute for Molecular Biology and Cancer Research in Philadelphia, and at the Department of Virology at Harvard Medical School-Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Dr. Carlos Buesa, President and CEO of Oryzon said: “Dr. Limón is an outstanding professional with enormous molecular and clinical knowledge in oncology. Her extensive experience interacting with major US clinical institutions will be a capital contribution to our clinical success. Her appointment reinforces our US footprint as the company’s Medical and Business operations gravitate progressively towards the USA.”

Dr. Limón said: “I am thrilled to join the Oryzon team, and contribute to Oryzon’s potential in developing innovative epigenetic drugs which I believe can improve the lives of patients with oncologic and CNS diseases.”

About Oryzon
Founded in 2000 in Barcelona, Spain, Oryzon (ISIN Code: ES0167733015) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company considered as the European champion in epigenetics. Oryzon has one of the strongest portfolios in the field, with two LSD1 inhibitors, iadademstat and vafidemstat, in Phase II clinical trials and ongoing programs for developing inhibitors against other epigenetic targets. In addition, Oryzon has a strong platform for biomarker identification and performs biomarker and target validation for a variety of malignant and neurological diseases. For more information, visit www.oryzon.com

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