– USA, NC – SCYNEXIS, Inc.(NASDAQ: SCYX), the Drug discovery and development company today announced the following changes to its Board of Directors:
SCYNEXIS’ Board of Directors now comprises seven members, as follows: Marco Taglietti, M.D., SCYNEXIS’ Chief Executive Officer; Yves Ribeill, Ph.D., SCYNEXIS’ President; and five independent directors, Mr. Macdonald, Steven C. Gilman, Ph.D., Ann F. Hanham, Ph.D., Patrick J. Langlois, Ph.D., and Edward E. Penhoet, Ph.D.
“Guy Macdonald has been a strong contributor to the Board since his appointment last year, bringing great insights and expertise arising from his successful experiences with drug development and commercialization, particularly within the field of anti-infectives, and I look forward to Guy’s continued contributions from his new leadership position on our Board,” said Dr. Taglietti. “On behalf of the Board of Directors and the company, I would like to thank Pam, Laurent and Jean-Yves for their collective strategic guidance and oversight as we’ve grown from a privately-held services-based organization to a clinically-focused public company.”
Mr. Macdonald is President, Chief Executive Officer and board member of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibiotics for multidrug-resistant infections. Prior to joining Tetraphase in 2008, he was the Executive Vice President of Operations at Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and held various positions at Merck & Co., most recently as Vice President for Anti-infective and Hospital Products.
About SCYNEXIS, Inc.
SCYNEXIS is a pharmaceutical company committed to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel anti-infectives to address significant unmet therapeutic needs. We are developing our lead product candidate, SCY-078, as an oral and intravenous (IV) drug for the treatment of serious and life-threatening invasive fungal infections in humans.
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