HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANTH), today announced the appointment of Klara A. Dickinson as Senior Vice President, Chief Regulatory Officer.
"We're fortunate to have Klara join our team as we enter this phase of our product development efforts," said Paul F. Truex, Anthera's President and CEO. "Her recent and highly relevant experience with the development and eventual approval of novel therapies for underserved patient populations will be indispensable as we advance Sollpura as a treatment for exocrine pancreatic disorder in patients with cystic fibrosis into a Phase 3 registration trial later this year. Her leadership will also be instrumental as we enter the final stages of development with blisibimod for both IgA Nephropathy and Lupus."
"I'm excited to join Anthera during such important stages for both Sollpura and blisibimod," said Ms. Dickinson. "I look forward to sharing my regulatory expertise as we move forward with each of our development programs."
Ms. Dickinson served as Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at Hyperion Therapeutics Inc. from October 2007 to July 2014. In that role, Ms. Dickinson led the filing of the NDA and label negotiations for Hyperion Therapeutics' initial product, RAVICTI® (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid for chronic management of adult and pediatric patients >2 years of age with urea cycle disorders (UCDs). Prior to Hyperion Therapeutics, Ms. Dickinson spent three years at CoTherix, Inc and was most recently Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Healthcare Compliance Officer from January 2004 to January 2007. In that role, Ms. Dickinson led the filing of the NDA and label negotiations for CoTherix's initial product, Ventavis ® (iloprost) Inhalation Solution. Prior to CoTherix, Inc., Ms. Dickinson held various positions at biopharmaceutical companies Scios, Inc. and DEY Laboratories, a subsidiary of Mylan, Inc. Ms. Dickinson holds a BS in Biology from the College of Great Falls in Montana and is certified by the Regulatory Affairs Certification Board.
About Anthera Pharmaceuticals
Anthera Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat serious and life-threatening diseases, including lupus, lupus with glomerulonephritis, IgA nephropathy, and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency due to cystic fibrosis.
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