Nuformix appoints Dr Daniel Gooding as an Executive Director

Nuformix plc (LON:NFX), a pharmaceutical development company targeting unmet medical needs in fibrosis and oncology via drug repurposing, has announced the appointment of Dr Daniel Gooding as an Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 August 2022.

Dr Gooding was a co-founder of Nuformix and the Company’s CEO until June 2020.  He instigated the Company’s NXP002 programme as an inhaled therapy for the treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and has been acting as a consultant to the Company since March 2022.  He has over 22 years’ experience in commercialisation and business development within the pharmaceutical industry, having received his PhD in chemistry from Leeds University.  Dan began his career in commercial roles with pharmaceutical excipients companies including FMC and Dow Corning.  At Accelrys Ltd, Dan was responsible for sales across the UK and Southern Europe, leading business development within the emerging nanotechnology, drug delivery and formulation sectors, achieving licensing deals with Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.  Since June 2020, Dan has remained close to the fields of fibrosis, oncology and drug repurposing.  Dan supported the management team of Qureight Limited in securing funding and establishing this Cambridge-based start-up, which develops AI-based image processing methods in measuring disease progression and drug response for patients with fibrotic lung diseases including IPF.  Dan has also cofounded TRx Biosciences, a company developing new oral therapies using a novel targeted delivery technology to improve treatment of various cancers and CNS diseases.

In addition, Dr Julian Gilbert, currently a Non-executive Director of the Company has been appointed to the role of Non-executive Chairman.  Following these changes the board of the Company will comprise Dr Julian Gilbert, Non-executive Chairman, Dr Dan Gooding, Executive Director, and Maddy Kennedy, Non-executive Director.

Other than as set out in this announcement there are no further disclosures required in respect of Dr Daniel John Gooding under paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.

Commenting, Dr Julian Gilbert, Non-executive Chairman of Nuformix, said: “I am pleased that Dan has agreed to join the board as an Executive Director.  He brings significant history with Nuformix and experience to the table which will help facilitate the progression of our assets, and in particular our NXP002 programme.  I believe that we now have a board and management structure appropriate for the Company’s needs in order to optimise value from its assets while maintaining tight control of costs.  I look forward to providing further updates in due course as we progress.”

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