Scioderm Appoints Orphan Product Executives to Board of Directors
DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 2, 2013
DURHAM, N.C., Dec.2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Scioderm, Inc. announced the
appointment of John Crowley and William Aliski to the company's Board of
As Chairman & CEO of NASDAQ listed Amicus Therapeutics, John brings a
significant rare and orphan disease experience to Scioderm, in addition to his
in depth transactional and public sector market experience. His personal
drive, commitment and overall determination to find cures for rare diseases
such as Pompe and Fabry Disease will substantially contribute to the overall
success of Scioderm.
William (Bill) Aliski brings over 25 years of senior executive orphan drug
commercial management experience most recently with FoldRx Pharmaceuticals,
Inc. Prior to that he was General Manager for Biomarin Europe and directed the
launch of Naglazyme for MPS VI. He has played a critical leadership role in
the launch of other orphan products having spearheaded market access and
pricing strategies for companies such as Genzyme and TKT.
"I am most pleased to join the Board of Scioderm and to support the company in
its realizationof its mission and objectives for its lead orphan pediatric
product SD-101 for the treatment of all subtypes of Epidermolysis Bullosa, a
rare and debilitating pediatric disease," noted John Crowley. "I hope that my
experience and perspectives in the orphan drug space can contribute to
ensuring the rapid and successful development of this exciting new compound
for people living with EB."
Bill Aliski commented, "I look forwarded to working with the management and
Board of Scioderm particularly in supporting the company with the definition
and execution of its global commercialization strategy including market access
and pricing for its epidermolysis bullosa program, an orphan disease area for
which there is currently no treatment and significant unmet need."
"Both John and Bill will be very strong and complementary additions to
Scioderm's Board of Directors, based on their extensive experience in the rare
disease and orphan drug arena," said Dr. Robert Ryan, Chief Executive Officer
of Scioderm."We look forward to their support and insights towards the
realization of the company's planned success. I also wish to thank Christos
Richards of Levin & Company, an executive search firm specializing in the life
sciences field, for leading the effort in securing the new board members."
Chris Christoffersen, Chairman of the Scioderm Board and General Partner of
Morgenthaler Ventures, Scioderm's lead investor commented, "To have two
distinguished veterans with extensive experience in orphan diseases join our
Board is a wonderful event for Scioderm, and we look forward to working with
them to make Scioderm a significant success."
Roger Quy, Board Member and General Partner of Technology Partners commented,
"I am delighted that Scioderm has attracted these two outstanding individuals
in the field of rare diseases to the Board. It is another indication that the
contribution of the Company is becoming more broadly recognized."
About Scioderm and SD-101
Scioderm is a privately held, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on
developing innovative therapies for treating diseases with high unmet need,
including orphan products.The lead product, SD-101,is a topical cream that
has previously demonstrated potential to provide improvement in treating the
severe skin effects seen in patients across all EB subtypes. In addition,
Scioderm recently received Breakthrough Therapy Designation for SD-101 for
treatment of the skin effects in patients with EB, placing the product in a
category that may enable expediting of the development program. The company
is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. Additional information about
Scioderm can be found at www.sderm.com.
Scioderm Forward Looking Statement
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed
in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties, including: our dependence on third parties for the development,
regulatory approval and successful commercialization of our products, the
inherent risk of failure in developing product candidates based on new
technologies, risks associated with the costs of clinical development efforts,
as well as other risks. Actual results may differ materially from those
projected. These forward-looking statements represent our judgment as of the
date of the release. Scioderm disclaims any intent or obligation to update
these forward-looking statements.
Chief Operating Officer
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