TORONTO, June 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Transition Therapeutics Inc. ("Transition" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: TTHI, TSX: TTH) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Tony Cruz is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl Damiani as President and Chief Operating Officer of Transition.
"Carl has worked closely with me over many years contributing both strategically and on the implementation of all the programs at Transition. His deep understanding of our technologies and all the areas of our Company will be integral in providing direction to continue our plans for growth," said Dr. Tony Cruz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Transition.
Since joining Transition in 2003, Mr. Damiani has held the roles of Chief Operating Officer, Vice-President of Business Development and Director of Business Development.
Transition is a biopharmaceutical development company, advancing novel therapeutics for CNS and metabolic disease indications. The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Transition Therapeutics Ireland Limited is developing CNS drug candidate ELND005 for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome. Transition's lead metabolic drug candidate is TT401 (LY2944876) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and accompanying obesity. The Company's shares are listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol "TTHI" and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "TTH". For additional information about the Company, please visit www.transitiontherapeutics.com.
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