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Nile Therapeutics promotes Darlene Horton to CEO and director

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San Mateo, Ca., USA - August 7, 2012, San Mateo, Ca., USA - Nile Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, announced that it has promoted Darlene Horton to president and chief executive officer, and appointed her as a director of the company.

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Dr. Horton served as Nile's Chief Medical Officer from June 2012 until her appointment as its CEO. Previously, she served as Chief Medical Officer of Itero Biopharmaceuticals, a venture-backed biosimilar company. Previous to Itero, Dr. Horton served as Senior Vice President, Clinical Research at Scios, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson (J&J) company.

During her 12 year tenure at Scios, she was the clinical lead for Natrecor, a commercial product indicated for the treatment of acute heart failure. Dr. Horton led the Natrecor program from late-stage development through FDA approval and commercialization, and was also part of the senior management team at the time of Scios's acquisition by J&J. Dr. Horton also served as the Head of the Cardiovascular Therapeutic Area Center of Excellence for J&J pharmaceutical companies.

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