Agneta Edberg to the Board of CellProtect Nordic Pharmaceuticals AB
At the Annual General Meeting of CellProtect Nordic Pharmaceuticals AB (‘CPNP’) on April 11, 2018, Agneta Edberg was elected as a new board member.
Agneta Edberg, born 1956, has approximately 25 years of experience from leading positions in life sciences. She has, among other things, been Managing Director of Mylan AB and Svenska Läkemedelsförsäkningen and has also held leading positions in Pfizer, Bactiguard and Cilag (Johnson & Johnson). Agneta has been chairman of Immunicum AB, which is now listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange’s main market, between 2010 and 2018. She is also chairman of the cell therapy company Idogen, which is listed on Aktietorget. Agneta is a board member of the Vinnova project CAMP, Centre for Advanced Medical Products.
“I am very pleased that we were able to tie Agneta Edberg to CellProtect Nordic Pharmaceuticals. With her experience in immune oncology, cell-based advanced therapies, ATMPs, and from major pharmaceutical companies, Agneta will be an extremely important addition as the company is now entering a new exciting phase in its development” says Lena Degling Wikingsson, CPNP’s chairman.
CPNP has performed a Phase I / II clinical trial in multiple myeloma patients where CellProtect has been studied as an adjunct therapy to autologous stem cell transplantation. The results are very promising, as CellProtect in the clinical trials shows a good safety profile and also gives signals of effect. CellProtect was recently granted orphan drug designation from the European Commission for the treatment of multiple myeloma.
“I’m really looking forward to work with CPNP’s owner and management so that patients in the future will have access to a safe and important therapy” says Agneta Edberg.
In addition, at the annual general meeting, Lena Degling Wikingsson (Chairman), Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren and Gunnar Mattsson were elected as board members.