– ISRAEL, Rehovot – Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ:FOMX), a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary topical foams to address unmet needs in dermatology, today announced the appointment of Sharon Barbari to its Board of Directors.
“We welcome Sharon to Foamix and are confident that she will add significant value as a board member. She brings extensive executive leadership and diverse board level experience in the pharma and biotech industries,” said Dr. Stanley Hirsch, Chairman of the Board of Foamix. “Her appointment reflects our commitment to ensuring that we have a broad mix of skills on Foamix’s board as we make preparations to becoming a fully integrated, commercial stage company.”
About Sharon Barbari
Ms. Barbari joins Foamix’s Board with over 40 years of pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience. From 2004 to 2017, she was Chief Financial Officer at Cytokinetics. Ms. Barbari spent four years from 1998 to 2002 in senior financial roles at Gilead Sciences, including CFO. In this position, she led the finance, accounting and information technology functions during a period of significant growth for Gilead and was involved in making finance and IT preparations for the scale up and launch of the company’s first antiviral, Viread®. Ms. Barbari was also employed as CFO and SVP of Finance and Administration at InterMune and VP of Strategic Planning at Foote, Cone & Belding Healthcare. She began her career at Syntex Corporation/Roche Pharmaceuticals where she held various roles of increasing responsibility from 1972 to 1996.
“I am honored to join Foamix’s Board of Directors and I look forward to helping guide the company through its anticipated upcoming pivotal milestones for its lead candidates FMX101 and FMX103,” said Ms. Barbari. “I look forward to working with management and the Board to maximize the Company’s growth opportunities and help create value for Foamix shareholders.”
Ms. Barbari currently serves as a board member for Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company developing differentiated therapies for chronic skin conditions, and as a board member for the Association of Bioscience Finance Officers, a national non-profit professional group. Previously, she was a board member for Phytogen Life Sciences. In 2017, Ms. Barbari was a recipient of the YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Awards. She received her B.S. in accounting from San Jose State University.
About Foamix Pharmaceuticals
Foamix is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary, innovative and differentiated topical drugs for dermatological therapy. Our leading clinical stage product candidates are FMX101, our novel minocycline foam for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acne and FMX103, our novel minocycline foam for the treatment of rosacea. We continue to pursue research & development of our proprietary, innovative foam technologies for the treatment of various skin conditions. We currently have development and license agreements relating to our technology with various pharmaceutical companies including LEO Pharma A/S and others.
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