Inmed Pharmaceuticals announced today that it has appointed former Associate Medical Director of GW Pharmaceuticals, Abo Mohammed –
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — InMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“InMed”) (CSE: IN; OTCQB: IMLFF), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of cannabinoid based therapies, today announced that it has appointed former Associate Medical Director of GW Pharmaceuticals, Abo Mohammed, MD, DPM, MFPM, as Chief Medical Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Mohammed is a proven leader in the development of cannabinoid therapies, having played a strategic role in the clinical development, R&D, and commercialization of these specialty drugs.
As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mohammed will join InMed’s executive management team and will be directly involved in developing the clinical trial strategy for InMed’s lead candidates and product development strategy for the Company’s pipeline of cannabinoid based therapies, including its two clinical stage programs, CTI-085 and CTI-091, and the recently initiated program for Epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS), INM-750.
“Our recent progress and anticipated advancement of our lead drug candidates have made the creation of the Chief Medical Officer position a corporate priority,” commented Craig Schneider, Chief Executive Officer of InMed Pharmaceuticals. “There are very few individuals world-wide who have Dr. Mohammed’s level of expertise and direct experience in cannabinoid drug development. We are very fortunate to have been able to attract such a qualified executive to the InMed team.”
Dr. Sazzad Hossain, Chief Scientific Officer, added, “Dr. Mohammed’s expertise in regulatory affairs, clinical development and marketing in the cannabinoid based therapies is expected to add immediate value to InMed as we seek to successfully advance our cannabinoid based therapies along the clinical and regulatory pathway.”
Dr. Mohammed commented, “Joining InMed at this transformative stage, as the company prepares for clinical development of its lead programs, is the opportunity I’d been seeking to continue my passion for bringing cannabinoid therapies to the market. I look forward to leveraging my expertise in support of InMed’s exciting drug candidates.”
Prior to joining InMed Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Mohammed served as Associate Medical Director at GW Pharmaceuticals; a UK-based Pharmaceutical Company specializing in the development of cannabinoid based prescription medicines. In this role, and others at GW Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Mohammed was involved in the advanced delivery of core clinical research and was involved in key decision-making regarding R&D and product commercialization. He played a leading role in GW Pharmaceuticals’ pharmacovigilance team where his responsibilities included handling of the company’s drug safety data from both clinical trials and post-marketing sources, and general management of safety signals including investigations, reviews and reporting. He is also a consultant to the Nigerian regulatory authority (NAFDAC) in the areas of pharmacovigilance, post-marketing surveillance and clinical trials.
Prior to joining GW Pharmaceuticals Dr. Mohammed was with PPD, a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development, lifecycle management and laboratory services. Dr. Mohammed also served as Chief Medical Officer/Clinical Director in various public healthcare establishments in Africa from 1996 to November 2010.
Dr. Mohammed received his MD at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria followed by an MSc in Orthopaedics at University College London. Dr. Mohammed achieved a DipPharMed in Pharmaceutical Medicine at University of Wales in Cardiff. He is Member, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (Royal College of Physicians of England), the British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians and the International Society for Pharmacovigilance.
InMed is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that specializes in developing novel therapies through the research and development into the extensive pharmacology of cannabinoids coupled with innovative drug delivery systems. InMed’s proprietary platform technology, product pipeline and accelerated development pathway are the fundamental value drivers of the company.
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