Adgero Biopharmaceuticals Expands Executive Management Team with Appointment of Laura Edgerly-Pflug as Vice President of Manufacturing Operations and Quality Control

Strengthening team with extensive experience in product and process development and scale-up from bench to commercial process

PRINCETON, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 10/19/16 -- Adgero Biopharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. ("Adgero" or the "Company"), a privately-held biopharmaceutical company leveraging its late stage photodynamic therapy ("PDT") platform for the treatment of serious oncology indications, announced today that it has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Laura Edgerly-Pflug as Vice President, Manufacturing Operations and Quality Control.

Ms. Edgerly-Pflug has over 25 years' experience in manufacturing and quality control in the biotechnology-pharmaceutical industry. Over this time, she has worked on the development and commercialization of a number of complex pharmaceuticals and biologicals with a wide range of formulations and routes of administration. She has extensive experience in product and process development and scale-up from bench to commercial process, all areas of good manufacturing practice (GMP) compliance, and has developed and implemented quality management systems and improved pre-existing quality systems.

Frank Pilkiewicz, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Adgero, stated "We are very pleased to have Laura join the Adgero team. As a well experienced leader in product and process development with expertise in scale-up, contract manufacturing, quality assurance and control and product management, we look forward to the capabilities she brings in driving the REM-001 Therapy development towards commercialization. This key strategic appointment is another step forward for Adgero in bringing our proprietary late-stage technology to market."

Laura joins the Adgero team from her most recent role as an independent consultant at Pflug BioPharm Solutions, where she provided strategic direction and implementation to clients in the areas of quality assurance, new technologies, new products and life cycle initiatives. Prior to that, Ms. Edgerly-Pflug served at Insmed Incorporated, formerly Transave Inc., as VP of Technical Operations and Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls. While at Insmed, Ms. Edgerly-Pflug was responsible for product development and manufacturing of sterile liposomal products from preclinical development through commercialization. In addition, Ms. Edgerly-Pflug has served as the Director of Manufacturing at Ovation Pharmaceuticals Inc., currently Recordati Rare Diseases, and was responsible for continuity of supply of three commercial sterile injectable products from contract manufacturing organizations in accordance with commercial supply and quality agreements. Earlier in her career, Laura served as Senior Director of Global Pharmaceutical Development at Biomira, where she was accountable for all staff and activities focused on the development of liposome-based cancer vaccines, proteins and peptides in support of pre-clinical and clinical studies. Following her initial industrial position as a chemist at Colgate Palmolive, Laura rose to the rank of Scientist at The Liposome Company where she developed the validation process for the company's lead commercial product Abelcet®.

"Adgero's late stage photodynamic therapy shows real promise as a treatment for patients suffering from cutaneous metastatic breast cancer. I believe that REM-001 Therapy has the potential to provide opportunities as an effective therapy in a range of serious oncology indications. I look forward to working with the Company to further advance this innovative technology to its next stage of growth," commented Ms. Edgerly-Pflug.

About Adgero
Adgero Biopharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. is a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on building a pipeline by advancing its proprietary late stage photodynamic therapy ("PDT") platform with broad utility for the treatment of serious oncology indications. Its lead product candidate, REM-001 Therapy, has demonstrated promising safety and efficacy in four Phase 2/3 clinical studies in patients with cutaneous metastatic breast cancer ("CMBC") who have failed radiation therapy. Use of Adgero's existing data or the completion of a Phase 3 trial in individuals with CMBC could lead to approval of REM-001 Therapy.

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