Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (AKBA) Appoints Michael Clayman, M.D. And Maxine Gowen, Ph.D. To Its Board Of Directors

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (AKBA) Appoints Michael Clayman, M.D. And Maxine Gowen, Ph.D. To Its Board Of Directors

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKBA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on harnessing the potential of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) biology to develop and commercialize novel therapeutics to treat kidney disease, today announced that Michael D. Clayman, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Flexion Therapeutics, Inc., and Maxine Gowen, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Trevena, Inc., have been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. In addition, Kim L. Dueholm, Ph.D. will be stepping down from the Board on July 28, 2014, the effective date of Dr. Clayman and Dr. Gowen's appointments. 

Suggested Articles

A new, late-phase analysis of the cholesterol-lowering inclisiran showed that it was able to cut LDL levels by 51% after nearly a year-and-a-half.

The data was highly anticipated, especially since the two partners continued testing after the compound missed its endpoints in phase 2 studies.

Removing the IRE1-alpha gene from beta cells in mouse models of Type 1 diabetes restored normal insulin production, scientists found.