Transdel Pharmaceuticals Appoints John N. Bonfiglio, Ph.D. as Chief Executive Officer and President

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transdel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TDLP), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing topically administered products using its proprietary transdermal delivery platform, today announced the appointment of John N. Bonfiglio, Ph.D. as Chief Executive Officer and President.  Dr. Bonfiglio will also serve as a director on Transdel's Board of Directors.

With over 27 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, Dr. Bonfiglio brings to Transdel his background in working with pharmaceutical companies during the development stage as well as those with commercialized products.  Given his experience, the Board of Directors is extremely pleased to have Dr. Bonfiglio join Transdel to continue to drive the vision of the Company. 

"I believe that Transdel has the opportunity to become a successful pharmaceutical company," stated Dr. Bonfiglio.  "Our lead product, Ketotransdel®, has an opportunity to be the first topical ketoprofen product approved in the U.S. and also to become a 'best in class' product in the growing topical NSAID market. I am looking forward to leading this talented team in growing the Company's pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical businesses.  Increasing shareholder value is number one on my agenda." 

Most recently, Dr. Bonfiglio worked as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Argos Therapeutics in Durham, NC and prior to that he was the Chief Executive Officer of The Immune Response Corporation in Carlsbad, CA.  He was also the Chief Executive Officer of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals and held senior management positions with Cypress Biosciences, Baxter Healthcare and Allergan, Inc. 

About Transdel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Transdel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: TDLP) is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing non-invasive, topically delivered products. The Company's innovative-patented TransdelTM cream formulation technology is designed to facilitate the effective penetration of a variety of products through the tough skin barrier.  Ketotransdel®, the Company's lead pain product candidate, has completed a Phase 3 clinical trial and utilizes the TransdelTM technology to deliver the active drug, ketoprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug through the skin directly into the underlying tissues where the drug exerts its well-known anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. The Company intends to leverage its TransdelTM platform technology to expand and create a portfolio of topical products for a variety of indications.  The Company is actively pursuing partnerships with companies to expand its product portfolio for pharmaceutical and cosmetic/cosmeceutical products.  For more information, please visit http://www.transdelpharma.com.

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