– USA, CA – Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of Lisa Rarick, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Rarick is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and regulatory affairs expert with 35 years’ experience in women’s health and 15 years’ experience leading several offices within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
“Lisa’s FDA experience and insights will be invaluable to the Company as we prepare for the potential U.S. approval and launch of our innovative, hormone-free contraceptive option, Amphora, and a period of substantial growth,” said Saundra Pelletier, CEO. “Her medical training, regulatory expertise and personal passions all align perfectly with the Company’s mission, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the Board.”
About Dr Lisa Rarick
Dr. Rarick began her career at the FDA in 1988 as a Medical Officer, responsible for the management of products indicated for a variety of reproductive health conditions, including oral, transdermal and vaginal contraceptives. She became the Director for the Division of Reproductive and Urologic Products when it was formed in 1996, and later held several management roles in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, including Deputy Director of the Office of Drug Evaluation II and Associate Director in the Office of the Center Director.
Her final year at the FDA was spent in the Office of Women’s Health, where she focused on HIV prevention, pregnancy prevention, pre- and post-pregnancy care and menopausal therapy. She is currently a reproductive health and regulatory affairs consultant who has helped numerous companies navigate the development of their products from early-stage development through FDA approval.
“I am honored to join the Board of such an inspirational, female-forward company whose mission is to advance the sexual and reproductive lives of women,” said Dr. Rarick. “I look forward to working with this experienced leadership team to bring a disruptive new contraceptive technology to women and supporting the Company’s successful evolution into a commercial-stage organization.”
Dr. Rarick received her B.S. and M.D. from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University. She has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development since 2004 and served on the Board of Directors for Alliance Partners 360 from June 2017 – June 2019.
About Evofem Biosciences, Inc.
Evofem Biosciences, Inc., is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative products to address unmet needs in women’s sexual and reproductive health. Evofem Biosciences aims to advance the lives of women by developing innovative solutions, such as woman-controlled contraception and potential protection from certain sexually transmitted infections. The Company’s lead Multipurpose Vaginal pH Regulator product candidate, Amphora, is in development for multiple potential indications: prevention of pregnancy, prevention of urogenital transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women, and prevention of urogenital transmission of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection in women.
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