Advanced Life Sciences Announces Appointment of Three Additional Members to Its Scientific Advisory Board

Woodridge, Ill, June 6, 2001 - Advanced Life Sciences, Inc. announced today that it is adding three new members to its Scientific Advisory Board with the appointments of James H. Fisher, Pharm.D., FCCP, Patricia A. Frank, Ph.D., and Renslow D. Sherer, Jr., MD.

Dr. Fisher is Interim Assistant Head for Research and Postgraduate Education in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Fisher received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota and completed a fellowship in Neurology and Clinical Pharmacokinetics at the same institution. He is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Fisher has authored numerous articles in the areas of neurology and pharmacokinetics, is a reviewer for several refereed journals and is on the Editorial Board of DICP and the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. He is also a consultant to many major pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Frank is a regulatory consultant to the pharmaceutical industry on the management of the drug development process. Her expertise is in the design and implementation of safety studies, preparation of INDs, NDAs and other regulatory documents for submission to FDA and regulatory agencies worldwide. She has been involved with over 60 drug candidates for 30 clients. Dr. Frank received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Northwestern University Medical School and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Pharmacology at Northwestern University. Her publications include two book chapters, and she holds three patents in the area of radiopharmaceuticals. Dr. Frank's previous experience includes drug development at G.D. Searle and Pitman-Moore, Inc. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Vigen Laboratories and Influx, Inc.

Dr. Sherer is the Director of the Cook County HIV Primary Care Center as well as Associate Professor of Medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Sherer has a Doctor of Medicine degree from Rush University and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has published extensively in the area of HIV and AIDS and has been a member of numerous committees, task forces, and panels on AIDS. He is the recipient of the Albert Ebert award presented by the National Pharmacist Honor Society.

The Advanced Life Sciences Scientific Advisory Board provides the company with scientific vision, product strategy and industry contacts. "We feel that the addition of these three outstanding scientists will help expand strategic drug development initiatives and position products for out-licensing", commented Dr. Sharon W. Ayd, Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Life Sciences.
Advanced Life Sciences, Inc., based in Woodridge, Illinois ( is a privately held, early-stage pharmaceutical technology development company that discovers and develops therapeutic compounds to fight infection, inflammation and cancer. The company bridges the gap between academic discoveries and pharmaceutical commercialization and focuses on conditions that have significant unmet medical needs in medium sized markets.

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