TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2015) - Revive Therapeutics Ltd. ("Revive" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RVV) today announced that Dr. Lee S. Simon, M.D. will join the Company as senior clinical and regulatory affairs advisor for the Company.

Dr. Simon is presently a Principal in SDG LLC. and has extensive experience with the U.S. FDA drug approval process having served as the FDA's Division Director of Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory and Ophthalmologic Drug Products (2001-2003) and served prior to that on multiple FDA advisory committees. He has been a clinical Rheumatologist for over 25 year and has extensive experience in drug development as a senior investigator for Celebrex® (celecoxib) and led the team to obtain the FDA approval of Krystexxa® (pegloticase) for the treatment of chronic treatment failure gout in the U.S. Dr. Simon was a senior consultant to Pharmacia/Searle on COX-2 development and he also served as Head regulatory consultant to Leerink Swann/Medacorp in Boston, MA. Dr. Simon joins Revive as the Company focuses on advancing its lead product, REV-002 (Bucillamine), which is being developed for the treatment of acute gout flares.

"Lee's experiences in drug development for inflammation and pain will be valuable to Revive as we advance our clinical and regulatory strategies for REV-002 (Bucillamine) for the treatment of acute gout flares," said Fabio Chianelli, Chief Executive Officer of Revive. "Lee has been successful in creating drug development programs in inflammation, including gout, and has had a long history of success in developing key innovative clinical and regulatory strategies that have brought important therapies to market rapidly, such as Celebrex® and Krystexxa®."

"Gout patients deserve more therapies to treat the various complicated manifestations of their disease, and it is important to develop more and new therapies to treat acute gout flares to minimize the impact of pain and inflammation of gout on the lives of our patients. The drug Bucillamine may be one more to deliver the benefits we are searching for," said Dr. Lee S. Simon, M.D., senior clinical and regulatory affairs advisor of Revive.

About Revive Therapeutics Ltd.

Revive Therapeutics Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:RVV) is focused on commercializing treatments for gout, and rare diseases such as Cystinuria, Wilson's disease and Rett syndrome. Additional information on Revive is available at


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Revive Therapeutics Ltd.
Fabio Chianelli
Chief Executive Officer
(905) 605-5535 (ext. 10)