Cardiome Appoints Jürgen Polifka, Ph.D., as General Manager, Sales and Marketing Europe

Cardiome Appoints Jürgen Polifka, Ph.D., as General Manager, Sales and 
Marketing Europe 
VANCOUVER, April 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME / TSX: 
COM) today announces the addition of Dr. Jürgen Polifka, Ph.D., to its 
management team as General Manager, Sales and Marketing Europe. In his 
capacity of General Manager, he will oversee Cardiome's commercialization 
activities throughout Europe. 
"We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Polifka join Cardiome at such a critical 
time in its history," said Karim Lalji, Cardiome's Chief Commercial Officer. 
"His personal experience with BRINAVESS™ (vernakalant IV) at MSD and deep 
understanding of the European hospital and cardiovascular markets will be 
invaluable as Cardiome assumes commercialization responsibility for 
BRINAVESS™ in Europe." 
Dr. Polifka has over 16 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, 
primarily in various senior sales and marketing roles at Merck, Sharp & Dohme 
(MSD). Most recently, he was the Regional Marketing Leader Hospital Care for a 
portfolio of products that included BRINAVESS™. He was also the Regional 
Marketing Leader BRINAVESS™ for Europe and Canada with responsibility for 
all commercial activities around the BRINAVESS™ launch in Europe. He joined 
MSD in 1996 and progressively moved into roles of increasing responsibility 
including Product Manager, Marketing and Sales Manager, Director Hospital and 
Specialty Products, Brand Leader and Regional Marketing Leader for various 
products in infectious disease and cardiovascular care. He received his Ph.D. 
in chemistry from the Max-Planck Institute for Coal Research. 
About Cardiome Pharma Corp.
Cardiome Pharma Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the 
discovery, development and commercialization of new therapies that will 
improve the health of patients around the world. Cardiome has one marketed 
product, BRINAVESS™ (vernakalant IV), approved in Europe and other 
territories for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation to 
sinus rhythm in adults. 
Cardiome is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market (CRME) and the Toronto Stock 
Exchange (COM). For more information, please visit our web site at 
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