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AUGUST 20, 2019


Shareholders of Pharmatest have elected Dr. Joy Wolfram as a new board member. Dr. Wolfram is Assistant Professor at the renowned Mayo Clinic, where she is the director of the Nanomedicine and Extracellular Vesicles Lab and leads a research group focusing on nanotechnology in cancer.

Dr. Wolfram received her master's degree in biology from the University of Helsinki in Finland and completed her Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Technology at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China. She earned her way to the Forbes 30 under 30 in healthcare in 2019 and has received more than 25 scientific awards from seven different countries.

Pharmatest offers clinically predictive preclinical efficacy services in skeletal diseases and oncology, and has special expertise in bone metastasis models. The research of Dr. Wolfram focuses on developing new treatments for metastatic breast cancer. Her research goal is to use nanotechnology to design multifunctional and targeted therapies, thereby increasing therapeutic efficacy and reducing adverse effects in patients.

Jussi Halleen, CEO of Pharmatest comments: “Dr. Wolfram’s unique set of experience and expertise and in-depth knowledge of cancer research will be extremely valuable to Pharmatest. Her innovative thinking is exactly what we are looking for and we are honored to have her join our board.”

Joy Wolfram says: “I am very excited to join the board of Pharmatest. Pharmatest’s mission to reduce the high failure rates in oncology clinical trials by novel predictive preclinical models is an ambitious but achievable goal with their highly skilled and innovative staff. I hope that my experience in oncology can help to achieve this goal especially in the field of advanced, metastatic cancer where the need for novel therapies is the highest.”

Dr. Wolfram will join Pharmatest in the ASBMR annual meeting in Orlando on September 21. She will also visit the headquarters of Pharmatest in Turku, Finland on December 12, 2019, and at the same time host an intriguing presentation about her research.