– USA, MA – EyeGate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYEG), a clinical-stage, specialty pharmaceutical company with two proprietary platform technologies for treating diseases and disorders of the eye, today announced that Steven Boyd has joined its board.
Paul Chaney, EyeGate’s Chairman, said, “We are pleased to welcome Steven Boyd to the Board of EyeGate. Steven brings a wealth of experience in advising small-cap biopharmaceutical companies and will be a valuable addition to the Board. We look forward to working with him as we grow the company.”
Mr. Boyd said, “I am excited to join the Board of a company like EyeGate with two unique and proprietary platforms that I strongly believe in. EyeGate has several upcoming milestones and I look forward to working with EyeGate’s management and the other members of the Board to determine the best way to unlock shareholder value.”
Mr. Boyd is the Chief Investment Officer of Armistice Capital (“Armistice”), a long-short equity hedge fund focused on the health care and consumer sectors based in New York City. Previously, Mr. Boyd had been a Research Analyst at Senator Investment Group, York Capital, and SAB Capital Management, where he focused on health care. Mr. Boyd began his career as an Analyst at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Boyd has served as a member of the board of directors of Cerecor Inc., an integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on pediatric healthcare, since April 2017. Mr. Boyd received a B.S. in Economics as well as a B.A. in Political Science from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
EyeGate is a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products using its two proprietary platform technologies for treating diseases and disorders of the eye.
EyeGate’s CMHA-S platform is based on a cross-linked thiolated carboxymethyl hyaluronic acid (CMHA-S), a modified form of the natural polymer hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a gel that possesses unique physical and chemical properties such as hydrating and healing when applied to the ocular surface. The ability of CMHA-S to adhere longer to the ocular surface, resist degradation and protect the ocular surface makes it well-suited for treating various ocular surface injuries.
EGP-437, EyeGate’s other product in clinical trials, incorporates a reformulated, topically active corticosteroid, Dexamethasone Phosphate, that is delivered into the ocular tissues through EyeGate’s proprietary innovative drug delivery system, the EyeGate II Delivery System.
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