WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Spotlight Innovation Inc. (OTCQB: STLT), a pharmaceutical company advancing technologies designed to address rare, emerging and neglected diseases, today announced the appointment of Chitra Edwin, Ph.D., RAC, as Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance. Dr. Edwin will provide leadership for all U.S. and international regulatory matters including strategic planning for regulatory approvals, preparation of regulatory submissions, serving as the primary contact with the FDA and other regulatory authorities, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
Dr. Edwin has two decades of regulatory affairs, regulatory compliance and quality systems experience, and has been a key member in the development of infectious disease, oncology and cardiology products that have secured regulatory approval for commercialization. She has established and managed regulatory compliant (GLP) testing laboratories, multidisciplinary teams and CROs, and has initiated CLIA accreditation.
Commenting on her new role as Spotlight Innovation's Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, Dr. Edwin said, "It is truly a privilege to join Spotlight Innovation. I am pleased to be a member of this motivated and enthusiastic team, and am eager to make a contribution to our efforts to advance our product development programs."
Dr. Edwin earned a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Minnesota, and then trained at the Harvard Medical School as a Research Fellow at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and as an Instructor in Medicine at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She holds Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, and was the Director, Capstone Project, Master's in Drug Development Program.
About Spotlight Innovation Inc.
Spotlight Innovation Inc. (OTCQB: STLT) identifies and acquires rights to innovative, proprietary technologies designed to address unmet medical needs, with an emphasis on rare, emerging and neglected diseases. To find and evaluate unique opportunities, we leverage our extensive relationships with leading scientists, academic institutions and other sources. We provide value-added development capability to accelerate development progress. When scientifically significant benchmarks have been achieved, we will endeavor to partner with proven market leaders via sale, out-license or strategic alliance. For more information, visit www.spotlightinnovation.com or follow us on www.twitter.com/spotlightinno.
Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements herein include statements regarding Spotlight Innovation's efforts to develop and commercialize its various technologies, and to achieve its stated benchmarks. Actual outcomes and actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: risks and uncertainties, such as the inability to finance the planned development of the technologies; the inability to hire appropriate staff to develop the technologies; unforeseen technical difficulties in developing the technologies; the inability to obtain regulatory approval for human use; competitors' therapies proving to be more effective, cheaper or otherwise more preferable; or, the inability to market a product. All of which could, among other things, delay or prevent product release, as well as other factors expressed from time to time in Spotlight Innovation's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). As a result, this press release should be read in conjunction with Spotlight Innovation's periodic filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained herein are made only as of the date of this press release and Spotlight Innovation undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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