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College Hill Life Sciences Wins Verona Pharma

College Hill Life Sciences Wins Verona Pharma

20 May 2010, London, Manchester, Munich, San Francisco, Boston: The Life Sciences team of College Hill – the international business communications consultancy – has been appointed by Verona Pharma to manage its financial calendar to raise its profile both with financial and industry media to help share price and licensing negotiations respectively.

Verona Pharma Plc is a biotechnology company dedicated to research, discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of chronic respiratory and inflammatory diseases such as asthma.

The account team will be focusing on establishing the Company’s current position and business objectives – current and in the medium to long term as well as raising the Company’s lead programme further with the pharma and biotech industry to highlight its quality and commercial potential to support ongoing licensing negotiations. Melanie Toyne-Sewell, Head of Financial Communications will lead the account together with Nicole Yost, Senior Account Director and Gemma Howe, Junior Account Manager, London.

Commenting on the win Sue Charles said: "Verona Pharma expands our listed client base and we are delighted to welcome them to the fold."

Clive Page, Chairman, Verona, said: “The College Hill team has been proactive from the word ‘go’. They have been in regular contact, supplied good advice both on the content of our releases and the best media targets – business and industry. They have also quickly established their business media credentials by creating an opportunity to be quoted in big sector piece in a national newspaper. We look forward to working with the team going forward.

Verona Pharma Plc

For Further Information:

Sue Charles
Managing Partner, Life Sciences
+44 (0)20 7457 2020

Donna Zurcher
Managing Director, College Hill
+44 (0)20 7457 2020

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Sue CharlesManaging Partner

Melanie Toyne-SewellManaging Partner