Edge Therapeutics Names W. Bradford Middlekauff As Senior Vice President, General Counsel And Secretary

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Nov. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Edge Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:EDGE), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing novel hospital-based therapies in the management of acute, life threatening conditions, today announced that W. Bradford Middlekauff has joined as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, reporting to Brian A. Leuthner, President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Brad has extensive legal, governance, and business development experience with both public and private emerging growth life science companies. He will be a valuable addition to our senior leadership team as we seek to advance our lead product, EG-1962, and other pipeline products through the development process," said Brian A. Leuthner, Edge's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Most recently, Mr. Middlekauff served as Executive in Residence at Princeton University and as Chief Business Officer and General Counsel for Transparency Life Sciences, LLC. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Middlekauff was Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary at Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he also ran the business development function. Prior to joining Kolltan, Mr. Middlekauff served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Medarex, Inc. from 2000 to 2007 and Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning of Medarex from 2007 to 2008. Before Medarex, Mr. Middlekauff served as Vice President, Business Development and General Counsel at Algos Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Middlekauff began his legal career as an associate with the law firm of Cooley Godward LLP, where he advised life science companies on a broad range of business and legal matters. Mr. Middlekauff received an A.B. degree from Brown University and a J.D. degree from Yale Law School.

About Edge Therapeutics, Inc.

Edge Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that discovers, develops and seeks to commercialize novel, hospital-based therapies capable of transforming treatment paradigms in the management of acute, life-threatening neurological conditions. EG-1962, Edge's lead product candidate, has the potential to fundamentally improve patient outcomes and transform the management of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, or aSAH, which is bleeding around the brain due to a ruptured brain aneurysm. EG-1964, Edge's second product candidate, is being evaluated as a potential prophylactic treatment in the management of chronic subdural hematoma, to prevent recurrent bleeding on the surface of the brain.

For additional information about Edge Therapeutics, Inc., please visit www.edgetherapeutics.com.

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