Monday, 29 January 2018 18:55

CLINUVEL appoints US based Director

CLINUVEL appoints US based Director

29 January 2018
Melbourne, Australia (and Leatherhead, UK)

CLINUVEL PHARMACEUTICALS LTD [ASX: CUV; XETRA: UR9; Nasdaq International Designation: CLVLY] today announced the appointment of Dr Karen Agersborg as a Non-Executive member of the Group’s Board of Directors.

Dr Agersborg is a Board-Certified Endocrinologist in Pennsylvania, USA, currently serving as Clinical Endocrinologist at Reading Hospital, specialising in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. Dr Agersborg had previously worked at Suburban Hospital, Norristown and served as Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism at Chestnut Hill Hospital.

Prior to obtaining a Doctorate of Oesteopathic Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where she volunteers as Clinical Instructor and prior to completing her Fellowship at Temple University Hospital, Dr Agersborg had an extensive career in managing commercial sales & distribution at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (formerly Ayerst Laboratories).

Dr Agersborg is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists.


”With the addition of Dr Agersborg as a Non-Executive member we have solidified the scientific depth of the Board and have the right mix of Directors to lead the Group into new territories,” CLINUVEL’s Chair, Stan McLiesh said.
”I am pleased to welcome an endocrinologist with a keen interest in melanocortins. Dr Agersborg’s late father was a co-founder of our very company and clearly has passed on the passion and knowledge,” Mr McLiesh said.

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CLINUVEL PHARMACEUTICALS LTD (ASX: CUV; NASDAQ INTERNATIONAL DESIGNATION ADR: CLVLY; XETRA-DAX: UR9) is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering treatments for patients with a range of severe genetic and skin disorders. As pioneers in understanding the interaction of light and human biology, CLINUVEL’s research and development has led to innovative treatments for patient populations with a clinical need for photoprotection and repigmentation. These patient groups range in size from 5,000 to 45 million worldwide. CLINUVEL’s lead product, SCENESSE® (afamelanotide 16mg), was approved by the European Commission in 2014 for the prevention of phototoxicity (anaphylactoid reactions and burns) in adult patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP). More information on EPP can be found at
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, CLINUVEL has operations in Europe, Switzerland, the US and Singapore.
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SCENESSE® is a registered trademark of CLINUVEL PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.

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