Pieris Pharmaceuticals Appoints Jean-Pierre Bizzari, M.D., to its Board of Directors

19-May-2015 - Germany
Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that Jean-Pierre Bizzari, M.D. has joined the Company's Board bringing the total number of directors to six. Dr. Bizzari was the Executive Vice President, Group Head, Clinical Oncology Development at Celgene Corporation. Since joining Celgene in 2008, he directed the development and approval of a number of leading oncology products including REVLIMID®, VIDAZA®, ISTODAX®, and ABRAXANE®.
Dr. Bizzari joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1983 as Head of Oncology at the Institut de Recherches Internationales SERVIER (France). From 1993 to 2002 he served as Vice President, Clinical Development Oncology at Rhône-Poulenc Rorer (Aventis). From 2002 until 2008, Dr. Bizzari was the Vice President of Clinical Oncology Development at Sanofi-Aventis (Sanofi-Synthelabo from 2002 to 2004) where he oversaw the approval of ELOXATIN®, TAXOTERE® and ELITEK®. He has published more than 70 articles in peer review journals and more than 160 abstracts in scientific congresses. Dr. Bizzari is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of France's National Cancer Institute and Netrix Pharma, and serves on the board of Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc., Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Transgene SA. Dr. Bizzari received his medical degree from the University of Nice (France). He is a specialist in oncology, having trained at La Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, followed by training at the Ontario Cancer Institute and McGill Cancer Center.

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