TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – March 22, 2017) – Revive Therapeutics Ltd. (“Revive” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:RVV)(OTCQB:RVVTF), a company focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel treatments for serious and unmet medical needs, today announced that Dr. Scott Friedman, M.D., will join the Company as a Scientific Advisor for cannabinoid-based therapeutics targeting liver diseases.
“I am pleased that Dr. Friedman has joined Revive to assist with advancing the research and development of our cannabinoid-based research initiatives targeting liver diseases,” said Craig Leon, Chief Executive Officer of Revive. “Dr. Friedman will be instrumental in guiding our research and clinical development initiatives in the field of liver disease and he will be valuable in the advancement of our product pipeline in array of novel treatments in a number of indications that are significantly unmet in liver diseases.”
“I look forward to working with Revive in their objective of discovering novel cannabinoid-based therapeutics that address the unmet medical needs in liver diseases,” said Dr. Scott Friedman.
An internationally renowned physician-scientist, Dr. Scott L. Friedman is the Dean for Therapeutic Discovery and Chief of the Division of Liver Diseases, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He has performed pioneering research into the underlying causes of scarring, or fibrosis associated with chronic liver disease. Dr. Friedman was among the first to isolate and characterize the hepatic stellate cell, the key cell type responsible for scar production in liver. His work has spawned an entire field that is now realizing its translational and therapeutic potential, with new anti-fibrotic therapies for liver disease reaching clinical trials. Under Dr. Friedman’s leadership, Mount Sinai’s Division of Liver Diseases has grown into the largest liver medicine program in the United States, incorporating the largest clinical liver fellowship training program in the country, a postdoctoral fellowship training grant supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and a National Cancer Institute-sponsored Liver Cancer Program under The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai. Dr. Friedman graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, holds eight patents and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed publications. In 2003 Dr. Friedman was awarded the Hans Popper International Liver Research Prize, recognizing his pioneering work into mechanisms and treatments of hepatic fibrosis.
About Revive Therapeutics Ltd.
Revive Therapeutics Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:RVV)(OTCQB:RVVTF) is focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel treatments for serious and unmet medical needs by identifying and investigating potential drugs and plant-based therapies, such as cannabinoids, that may be repurposed for new indications, be delivered in a different way, combined with existing drugs, or be developed as new chemical entities or prodrugs. Additional information on Revive is available at www.ReviveThera.com.
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Chief Executive Officer
Revive Therapeutics Ltd.