Ziopharm Names New VP Of Manufacturing

John Amedio joins company from Epix Pharmaceuticals.

Ziopharm Oncology said Friday it named John Amedio Vice President, Manufacturing & Process Development.

Amedio joins Ziopharm from Epix Pharmaceuticals, where he was most recently Executive Director, Chemical and Analytical Research & Development. He was with Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (now part of Novartis Pharmaceuticals) prior to joining EPIX.

Ziopharm said Amedio will help lead the company's evolution from small-scale production of material for early clinical trials to the large batches required for pivotal studies.

Ziopharm is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of a diverse, risk-sensitive portfolio of in-licensed cancer drugs to address unmet medical needs.

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