Oxford Drug Design is pleased to announce the appointment of James B. Kahn, M.D. FIDSA, to the company’s Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. Kahn has deep and extensive knowledge of antibacterial drug development. He is Board-certified in both I.M. and I.D. After 18 years in the solo private practice of I.D. Medicine, James was recruited by Johnson & Johnson’s Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical to be the first Director of their new I.D. Franchise. In addition to running numerous clinical trials for the antimicrobial FLOXIN, he also took over the clinical development of LEVAQUIN and was responsible for the sNDAs that led to 8 new FDA-approved indications. He proposed and then developed the higher-dose, shorter-course approach to accelerate pathogen eradication and reduce anti-bacterial exposure.

James is the founder and principal of JBK Strategic Consultations, LLC, a small firm providing Infectious Disease expertise to the Pharmaceutical, Venture Capital, and Medico-legal communities. He attends numerous national and international I.D. meetings and maintains close personal and professional contacts with many US and global opinion leaders.