– USA, NJ – Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGRX), today announced that David M. Pernock, an experienced biotechnology and pharmaceutical executive with over 25 years of industry experience, has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective immediately.
“David Pernock is a proven leader and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience within our industry, which we will look to draw upon as we execute our strategy and drive growth for our shareholders,” commented Scott Tarriff, President and CEO of Eagle Pharmaceuticals. “We are very pleased to welcome him to our Board.”
Mr. Pernock is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Fibrocell Science, Inc., a biotechnology company developing autologous therapeutics for skin and connective tissue diseases. Prior to Fibrocell, Mr. Pernock held several positions during his 17-year tenure at GlaxoSmithKline, including: Senior Vice President of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines (Biologics), Oncology, Acute Care, and HIV Divisions; Vice President of Marketing, Pharmaceuticals; Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Oncology; Vice President of Sales; and Vice President of Managed Care. Previously, Mr. Pernock was Vice President of Marketing Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Schering-Plough Corporation, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Key Pharmaceuticals.
In addition to his role as Chairman of the Board of Fibrocell Science, Inc., Mr. Pernock served on the Boards of Martek Biosciences Corporation and the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine.
Mr. Pernock was elected to fill a vacancy on the Board and will serve as a Class I director with a term of office expiring at the Company’s 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
About Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Eagle is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing injectable products that address the shortcomings, as identified by physicians, pharmacists and other stakeholders, of existing commercially successful injectable products. Eagle’s strategy is to utilize the FDA’s 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway.
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