– USA, CO – ARCA biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABIO), a biopharmaceutical company applying a precision medicine approach to developing genetically-targeted therapies for cardiovascular diseases, today announced that Anders Hove, M.D., has joined its Board of Directors.

“Anders brings decades of experience building and advising biopharmaceutical companies,” said Dr. Michael R. Bristow, President and Chief Executive Officer of ARCA. “With his expertise on both the corporate and investment sides of the industry, Anders’ input and guidance will be valuable to our Board of Directors as we continue the development of Gencaro and seek to deliver value to our stockholders.”

Dr. Hove has more than 20 years of experience investing in and helping build biopharmaceutical companies. He has served on the Boards of Directors of numerous private and public companies, currently serving on the Boards of two private biopharmaceutical companies. In 2011, Dr. Hove was named to Forbes’ Midas List, which ranked the top venture capitalists in life sciences and technology. Dr. Hove received a M.Sc. in Biotechnology Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, an M.D. from the University of Copenhagen and an M.B.A. from the Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires, or INSEAD.

“I am honored to join the ARCA Board of Directors,” said Dr. Hove. “This is an exciting time for the organization with the GENETIC-AF clinical trial interim efficacy analysis expected later this year. I believe there is a significant opportunity for developing genetically-targeted cardiovascular therapeutics, for which ARCA is well-positioned.”

About ARCA biopharma

ARCA biopharma is dedicated to developing genetically-targeted therapies for cardiovascular diseases through a precision medicine approach to drug development. The Company’s lead product candidate, GencaroTM (bucindolol hydrochloride), is an investigational, pharmacologically unique beta-blocker and mild vasodilator being developed for atrial fibrillation. ARCA has identified common genetic variations that it believes predict individual patient response to Gencaro, giving it the potential to be the first genetically-targeted atrial fibrillation prevention treatment. ARCA has a collaboration with Medtronic, Inc. for support of the GENETIC-AF trial.

For more information : http://www.arcabiopharma.com

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