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September 02, 2015 5:03 AM ET


Company Overview of Polyphor Ltd

Company Overview

Polyphor Ltd. engages in the discovery and development of macro-cycle drugs. The company offers MacroFinder molecules, which penetrate into the cells to hit intracellular protein-protein interactions (PPI); and PEMfinder molecules that are used to address extracellular large surface PPI-targets. Its macro-cycles drugs target various therapeutic areas, such as hematopoietic stem cell transplantations, leukemia, pseudomonas infections, cystic fibrosis, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Allschwil, Switzerland.

Hegenheimermattweg 125

Allschwil,  4123


Founded in 1996


41 61 567 16 00


41 61 567 16 01

Key Executives for Polyphor Ltd

Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Co-Founder and Director
Chief Financial Officer and Head of Coporate Development
Head of Technology Platforms
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Polyphor Ltd Key Developments

Polyphor Ltd Presents at UBS Global Healthcare Conference, May-20-2015 12:30 PM

Polyphor Ltd Presents at UBS Global Healthcare Conference, May-20-2015 12:30 PM. Venue: Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: Michael Altorfer, Chief Executive Officer.

Polyphor Ltd. Announces Management Changes

Polyphor Ltd. announced the appointment of Michael Altorfer as new CEO and successor of Jean-Pierre Obrecht as of March 31, 2015. Jean-Pierre Obrecht will continue to support the company in his role as a Member of the Board of Directors. Michael Altorfer joined Polyphor in 2001. He has served Polyphor in various functions, first as Head of the Small Molecule Service Business, then as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development, and was Chief Operating Officer since 2014. The company also announced that it recently appointed Leon Hooftman, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer and Adesh Kaul as Head Corporate Development to complement Polyphor's executive management team. Adesh Kaul has extensive experience in the area of corporate-and business development in the Pharma and Biotech industry. Since 2009 he worked at Basilea Pharmaceutica AG, from 2010 as Head Business Development & Investor Relations, from 2009 to 2010 as Head Public Relations & Corporate Communications. Leon Hooftman is an accomplished pharmaceutical physician with more than 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical drug development in the areas of immunology, haematology and oncology, and has several New Drug Applications to his credit. Before joining Polyphor Dr. Hooftman was CMO of Synthon BV.

Polyphor Ltd Presents at BIO-Europe Spring 2015, Mar-09-2015

Polyphor Ltd Presents at BIO-Europe Spring 2015, Mar-09-2015 . Venue: Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles, Hall 5, Paris, France.

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