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About Kinoxis Therapeutics
About Kinoxis Therapeutics
Kinoxis Therapeutics Pty Ltd (Kinoxis) is a private, Australian-based, late preclinical stage biotechnology company developing first-in-class therapeutics to address the escalating demand for effective treatments for substance use disorders and social dysfunction in neurological and psychiatric disorders. Kinoxis’ development candidates are novel, small molecules that were discovered through a comprehensive medicinal chemistry and screening program at the University of Sydney. Kinoxis is backed by Uniseed, Australia’s longest running venture fund, and a consortium of sophisticated investors. Kinoxis has also secured significant funding from the US National Institutes of Health National Institute on Drug Abuse for the development of its lead compound to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms.
The Kinoxis Executive Team
Hugh Alsop – Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Hugh is an accomplished biotech executive with over 22 years of experience in drug development for global markets, pharmaceutical commercialization, international business development and partnering, general management and profit accountability.
Hugh has worked in executive positions for a wide spectrum of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including Hatchtech, Acrux, Sigma Pharmaceuticals, Mayne Pharma, and Faulding Pharmaceuticals, and also serves as a non-executive Director on the Board of Australian biopharmaceutical companies, Dimerix Pty Ltd and Servatus Pty Ltd.
Associate Professor Michael Bowen – Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder
Associate Professor Michael Bowen is one of the lead inventors of the intellectual property licensed by the company. Michael’s behavioural neuroscience and neuropsychopharmacology research has played an important role in establishing the brain oxytocin system as a target of significant interest for treating substance abuse and social disorders. Michael led the Kinoxis-funded work assessing KNX100 in rodent models of agitation and aggression and substance use disorders.
Sharon Hanegraaf – Vice President, Drug Development
Sharon has over 25 years of experience in international drug development spanning preclinical, clinical, drug development and product registration. Sharon specializes in regulatory strategy and CMC and has previously held regulatory affairs positions at pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies such as Prota Therapeutics, Hatchtech and Acrux.
Sharon has broad experience in various therapeutic indications, focusing on product commercialization in the US and other territories and has been involved in the successful approval of two drug products by the FDA, Axiron® and XeglyzeTM, originally developed in Australia.
Dr Tina Soulis – Vice President, Clinical Strategy & Development
Tina Soulis is a global leading expert in the design, management and implementation of clinical trials and has held various senior roles within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry for over 25 years. Tina has previously held an executive position at Neuroscience Trials Australia, a world-leading Contract Research Organisation specialising in all aspects of (neuroscience) clinical development, and she is a proactive member on various Australian and international clinical trial advocacy, policy, and neurology focused leadership groups.
Cameron Jones – Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Cameron is the managing director of Bio101, a financial services firm providing accounting, taxation and company secretarial services for companies in the life sciences sector. Cameron is a qualified Chartered Accountant and acts as a Company Secretary and CFO for Kinoxis, bringing his extensive accounting, business advisory and financial planning expertise.
Kinoxis advisory board and key people
Professor Michael Kassiou
Professor Iain McGregor
Dr Marian Glynn
Toxicology Consultant (US)
Dr Ron Lawrence
CMC Consultant (UK)
Dr Nick Moore
Dr Archie Thurston
Our Board of Directors
Dr Peter Devine
Dr Kathryn Sunn
Dr Kathy Nielsen
Dr John Kurek
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