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Mark Hofer Esq. Joins PsychoGenics as General Counsel.

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. -- PsychoGenics Inc. a private biopharmaceutical company, with expertise in the field of behavioral neuro biology, and provider CNS See Continuous net settlement.


See continuous net settlement (CNS).
 drug discovery solutions to Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies, announces that Mark Hofer, Esq. has joined the Company as General Counsel taking a partial leave of absence to do so from Brown Rudnick Berlack & Israels, a general practice law firm headquartered in Boston with offices in New England, New York and London, where he headed the Firms biotech intellectual property group.

Prior to joining the Brown Rudnick Berlack & Israels, Mr. Hofer served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and then Chief Patent Counsel for Genzyme Corporation. Previous to that he was Chief Patent Counsel for Integrated Genetics and Patent Counsel for Johnson & Johnson. He has a bachelor's degree in Biology/Microbiology, a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering and a doctorate in Jurisprudence. He has published and lectured extensively on various intellectual property issues before many organizations and law schools, including the Harvard Law School Harvard Law School (colloquially, Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard Law is considered one of the most prestigious law schools in the United States. , in the United States and Europe.

"Mark has extensive experience with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. He has devoted much of his work to assisting clients to identify and implement strategies for optimizing market opportunities within the context of a complex patent environment," said Emer Leahy, Ph.D., President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "We are very fortunate to have Mark on our team. He is a very creative thinker with a track record of outstanding contribution to the companies he represents. Here at PsychoGenics, Mark will play a leading role in business and patent development activities."

About PsychoGenics:

PsychoGenics, a private biopharmaceutical company, with expertise in the field of behavioral neurobiology Neurobiology

Study of the development and function of the nervous system, with emphasis on how nerve cells generate and control behavior. The major goal of neurobiology is to explain at the molecular level how nerve cells differentiate and develop their
, and provider CNS drug discovery solutions to Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies, is combining its expertise in behavioral neurobiology with the power of bioinformatics to develop a breakthrough, in vivo preclinical behavioral testing platform. This automated and computerized high-throughput platform offers companies an alternative approach to target discovery and validation, and drug discovery by providing faster, more objective and higher quality results than traditional, subjective manual approaches.


Contact: Bill Fasnacht, CFO See Chief Financial Officer.  - COO of PsychoGenics Inc., +1-914-593-0640, ext. 3003,

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