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|Array BioPharma Appoints James D. Winkler, Ph.D. Discovery Biology Director|
|BOULDER, Colo., May 14, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Array
BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRY) today announced the appointment of James D.
Winkler, Ph.D., to the newly created position of director of Discovery Biology,
effective May 13, 2002. Dr. Winkler will oversee Array's Biological Sciences
group and will report to the company's President and Chief Scientific Officer,
Kevin Koch, Ph.D.
"We are delighted to have someone of Jim's caliber and experience join our team," said Dr. Koch. "The many years of drug discovery and development expertise that Jim brings to Array in the therapeutic areas of oncology and inflammatory disease will be critical as we develop our pipeline of proprietary drug candidates and expand our research collaborations."
Before joining Array, Dr. Winkler spent 15 years with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), most recently serving as associate director in the department of Oncology Research. He focused on tumor cell biology and in vivo models within specific areas including angiogenesis, cell cycle regulation, apoptosis, antibody-directed therapy and novel target discovery. Over the last four years, Dr. Winkler helped build GSK's Oncology Research team to more than twice its original size, with a robust development pipeline and a diverse discovery portfolio. Prior to his oncology position, Dr. Winkler held various positions at GSK, including assistant director of Immunopharmacology. He is the author or co-author of over 75 scientific articles and inventor on several patents. Dr. Winkler received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Biochemistry from Princeton University.
About Array BioPharma:
Array BioPharma is a drug discovery company creating new small molecule drugs through the integration of chemistry, biology and informatics. Our experienced scientists use an integrated set of drug discovery technologies, which we call the Array Discovery Platform, to invent small molecule drugs in collaboration with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and to build our own pipeline of proprietary drug candidates. For more information on Array BioPharma, please visit Array's web site at www.arraybiopharma.com .
Array Forward-Looking Statement:
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve significant risks and uncertainties, including those discussed below and described more fully in reports filed by Array with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Final Prospectus filed on February 12, 2002. Because these statements reflect our current expectations concerning future events, our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, our ability to achieve and maintain profitability, the extent to which the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are willing to collaborate with third parties on their drug discovery activities, the ability of our collaborators and of Array to meet drug discovery objectives tied to milestones and royalties, and our ability to attract and retain experienced scientists and management. We are providing this information as of May 14, 2002. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of events or circumstances after the date of such statements or of anticipated or unanticipated events that alter any assumptions underlying such statements.
SOURCE Array BioPharma Inc.
CONTACT: Tricia Haugeto of Array BioPharma Inc., +1-303-386-1193, firstname.lastname@example.org