SAN DIEGO, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on delivering novel, transformational medicines across multiple therapeutic areas, today announced the appointment of Kieran T. Gallahue as a non-executive director. Mr. Gallahue is a highly accomplished executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in publicly-traded life sciences companies.
"We are thrilled to have Kieran join our board of directors," said Tina Nova, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arena. "His extraordinary leadership experience in the life sciences industry will be invaluable as we position the Company for long-term, sustainable growth. We look forward to leveraging Kieran's extensive expertise as we plan the path forward for our rapidly advancing, multi-product, Phase 3 ready pipeline."
Mr. Gallahue served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CareFusion Corporation, a medical products company, from 2011 until its acquisition by Becton, Dickinson and Company in 2015 for $12.3 billion. He previously served as President, CEO and a director of ResMed, a medical device firm serving the sleep disordered breathing and respiratory markets, and also held a variety of senior-level positions at Nanogen, Inc., Instrumentation Laboratory, Procter & Gamble Co., and General Electric Co. Mr. Gallahue is currently a member of the boards of directors of medical device companies, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation and Intersect ENT. He previously served on the board of directors of Volcano Corporation, a developer of products for interventional cardiology and image guided therapy, from 2007 until its acquisition by Royal Philips in 2015. Mr. Gallahue also served on the Executive Committee of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, a trade association representing 80% of medical technology firms in the United States. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Rutgers University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
About Arena Pharmaceuticals
Arena Pharmaceuticals is focused on delivering novel, transformational medicines with optimized pharmacology and pharmacokinetics to patients globally. Arena's proprietary pipeline includes multiple potentially first- or best-in-class programs with broad clinical utility. The most advanced investigational clinical programs are ralinepag (APD811), which will be commencing a Phase 3 program for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and etrasimod (APD334), which will be commencing a Phase 3 program for ulcerative colitis (UC) and a program in Crohn's Disease (CD), and which has potential utility for a broad range of immune and inflammatory conditions. Arena is also evaluating olorinab (APD371) in Phase 2 for the treatment of visceral pain associated with Crohn's disease, as well as other drug candidates in earlier research and development stages.
In addition, Arena has several collaborations including Everest Medicines Limited (ralinepag and etrasimod in Greater China and select Asian countries), Axovant Sciences GmbH (nelotanserin - Phase 2), Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH (undisclosed target - preclinical), Outpost Medicine, LLC (undisclosed target – preclinical), and Eisai Co., Ltd. and Eisai Inc. (BELVIQ® - marketed product).
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "focused on," "will," "position the Company for," "look forward to," "plan," "path forward," "potentially," "potential," or words of similar meaning, or by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements about Arena's potential for long-term, sustainable growth, programs (including their first- or best-in-class potential), focus and collaborations. For such statements, Arena claims the protection of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual events or results may differ materially from Arena's expectations. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include that the timing and outcome of research, development and regulatory review is uncertain; clinical programs may not proceed at the time or in the manner expected or at all; results of clinical trials and other studies are subject to different interpretations and may not be predictive of future results; and other risks related to developing and commercializing drugs. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by Arena's forward-looking statements are disclosed in Arena's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including but not limited to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, which was filed with the SEC on May 9, 2018. These forward-looking statements represent Arena's judgment as of the time of this release. Arena disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, other than as may be required under applicable law.
Kevin R. Lind
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Matt Middleman, M.D.
LifeSci Public Relations
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