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AM-Pharma announces appointment of Chief Business Officer

Bunnik, The Netherlands, 17 September 2007. AM-Pharma B.V., the biopharmaceutical company developing improved endogenous proteins to combat disease, today announced the appointment of Erik van den Berg as Chief Business Officer.

Erik van den Berg MSc MBA, joins from Organon, where he was leading the global biotech business development efforts. Prior to joining Organon, he worked in business and corporate development with biotech company IsoTis and as management consultant at Arthur D. Little. Erik has been involved in the execution of over 20 transactions and partnerships.

Bart Wuurman, CEO commented: “We expect to out-license our products to world-wide development and marketing partners once we have generated further clinical proof of safety and efficacy of our products in Phase II trials. Therefore we are very pleased that Erik, who has outstanding experience with product licensing and corporate development, has joined our team to fill the key position of Chief Business Officer.”

Erik van den Berg added: “I am excited about joining the AM-Pharma team. The two acute hospital care products AM-Pharma is developing, which address large markets, are becoming increasingly attractive for partnering as more Phase II data becomes available.”


Notes to editors:

About AM-Pharma

AM-Pharma is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the preclinical and clinical development of novel compounds in the field of acute hospital care. All its products are based on endogenous molecules which have been optimised to combat disease.

AM-Pharma recently announced positive results in two Phase IIa studies with Alkaline Phosphatase in Acute Renal Failure and severe Ulcerative Colitis, whilst Phase IIa trials of its Anti-microbial Peptide hLF1-11 for the treatment of drug resistant hospital acquired bacterial infections and for treatment of systemic Candida infections are expected to start soon.

Now that Proof of Concept has been established for Alkaline phosphatase in Acute Renal Failure and Ulcerative Colitis, AM-Pharma will look for world-wide development and marketing partners for its products while further safety and efficacy data are being collected in developmental Phase II clinical trials.

AM-Pharma is based in Bunnik, The Netherlands with a staff of 20. The company, which has recently started a series C financing round, is financed by, amongst others, Forbion Capital Partners, Inventages Venture Capital and Theratase plc.

For further information, please contact:

Northbank Communications
Holly Griffiths/Adam Michael
Tel: +44 (0)20 7268 3002

CEO Bart Wuurman
Tel: +31 (0)30 2289222

Publisher Contact Information:

AM-Pharma BV
+31 (0)30 2289222

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