YAVNE, Israel, Nov. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MediWound Ltd. (Nasdaq:MDWD), a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company specializing in innovative therapies to address unmet needs in severe burn and wound management, announces the appointment of Roland Frösing M.D., Ph.D. as MediWound's European Medical Director in support of its planned advancement of the EscharEx® program for the debridement of chronic wounds as well as its efforts to expand market access and reimbursement for NexoBrid®.
For more than a decade, Dr. Frösing served as a surgeon at the Sahlgrenska Univeristy Hospital in Sweden and thereafter held leading positions in Medical Affairs at Pfizer and Fujisawa/Astellas. Before joining MediWound, Roland served as Global Medical Director and head of Market Access at Mölnlycke Health Care, one of the world's leading advance wound care companies, where he led the global medical development and market access activities worldwide.
"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Frösing to the MediWound team as he brings a wealth of relevant experience in the chronic wound market that will be of significant value as we advance plans for our global EscharEx development program. In addition, Roland's considerable expertise having led pharmaco-economic and market access teams in wound care, make him ideally suited to enhance our efforts to secure reimbursement for NexoBrid across Europe and, thereafter, in the U.S. As a fellow surgeon, Dr. Frösing can work closely with burn and wound specialists to support our efforts to transform NexoBrid from a novel therapy to a new standard-of-care," stated Gal Cohen, President and Chief Executive Officer of MediWound.
About MediWound Ltd.
MediWound is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing novel therapeutics based on its patented proteolytic enzyme technology to address unmet needs in the fields of severe burns, as well as chronic and other hard-to-heal wounds. MediWound's first innovative biopharmaceutical product, NexoBrid, received marketing authorization from the European Medicines Agency and from the Israeli and Argentinean Ministries of Health for removal of dead or damaged tissue, known as eschar, in adults with deep partial- and full-thickness thermal burns. NexoBrid represents a new paradigm in burn care management, and clinical trials have demonstrated, with statistical significance, its ability to non-surgically and rapidly remove the eschar earlier and, without harming viable tissues. For more information, please visit www.mediwound.com.
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