SOURCE: Oryzon Genomics

Oryzon Genomics

May 05, 2017 08:00 ET

Dr. Carlos Buesa, CEO and Founder of Oryzon, received the award for the Best Entrepreneur

BARCELONA, SPAIN and CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - May 05, 2017) - Oryzon Genomics (MAD: ORY), a public clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging epigenetics to develop therapies in diseases with strong unmet medical need, announced today that Dr. Carlos Buesa, CEO and founder of the company, has received the award of Best Entrepreneur by the Spanish newspaper La Razón.

Dr. Carlos Buesa collected the award from the Director of La Razón, Francisco Maruhenda, at the ceremony presided by Spanish Minister of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos, held yesterday at the Madrid Stock Exchange.

This award acknowledges Dr. Carlos Buesa as a true leader, whose experience as well as management skills have led the company to become a global leader in Epigenetics. Under his guidance, the company has been listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange since 2015. This new award positions the company as a frontrunner of the national and international biopharmaceutical industry.

The jury was headed by the financial analyst from XTB Javier Urones, together with Rosario Rey, General Director of Economy and Financial Politics of the Community of Madrid, Luis Méndez Rodríguez, Corporate Director of SMEs of Bankia, Marta Plana, President of the Fintech Forum, and Jesús Marín, head of the economy section of La Razón, among others.

Commenting on the award, Oryzon's founder and CEO, Dr. Carlos Buesa, said: "I feel privileged to receive this award. I hope that my example will stimulate other entrepreneurs throughout the world. I am grateful to the jury for acknowledging the hard work the company and myself have done over the years and will keep focused on reaching our milestones and delivering value to our shareholders."

About Oryzon

Founded in 2000 in Barcelona, Spain, Oryzon (ISIN Code: ES0167733015) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company considered as the European champion in Epigenetics. The company has one of the strongest portfolios in the field and a clinical asset already partnered with Roche. Oryzon's LSD1 program is currently covered by + 20 patent families and has rendered two compounds in clinical trials. In addition, Oryzon has ongoing programs for developing inhibitors against other epigenetic targets. The company has a strong technological platform for biomarker identification and performs biomarker and target validation for a variety of malignant and neurodegenerative diseases. Oryzon's strategy is to develop first in class compounds against novel epigenetic targets through Phase II clinical trials, at which point it is decided on a case-by-case basis to either keep the development in-house or to partner or outlicense the compound for late stage development and commercialization. The company has offices in Barcelona and Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.oryzon.com.

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