Aldeyra Therapeutics (ALDX) Expands Drug Development Team In Advance Of NS2 Clinical Trials

BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALDX) (Aldeyra), a biotechnology company focused on the development of products to treat diseases related to free aldehydes, today announced the expansion of its drug development team with three strategic hires to support upcoming studies for its lead product candidate, NS2.

Donna Keith will supervise Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC), while Dr. Philip L. Piscitelli and Rachel G. Sorensen will supervise clinical development. Collectively, the team has over 40 years of drug development experience with companies such as Genzyme, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Baxter International, MGI Pharma, Synageva BioPharma, and Verastem.

"We are pleased to announce the recruitment of a highly experienced and accomplished group of pharmaceutical professionals to Aldeyra. With these key hires, we are well-positioned to continue the development of NS2 for its two lead indications," said Scott L. Young, Chief Operating Officer of Aldeyra Therapeutics. "We look forward to the contributions from our team as we work to develop novel therapies for the treatment of serious diseases that are related to free aldehyde toxicity."

About Aldeyra Therapeutics

Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc., is a biotechnology company focused primarily on the development of products to treat diseases thought to be related to endogenous free aldehydes, a naturally occurring class of toxic molecules. The company has developed NS2 and other related compounds, designed to trap free aldehydes. Aldeyra plans to file Investigational New Drug (IND) applications for clinical testing of NS2 in 2014 for the treatment of Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome and acute anterior uveitis. NS2 has not been approved for sale in the U.S. or elsewhere.

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