20 Year Industry Veteran Brings Industry, Clinical and Regulatory Experience in Pulmonary and Orphan Diseases
BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM) today announced that Eugene Sullivan, M.D. has joined Insmed as its Chief Medical and Scientific Officer. Dr. Sullivan will report to Will Lewis, President and Chief Executive Officer. Several highlights from Dr. Sullivan's career include:
Former pulmonary physician at the Cleveland Clinic
Former Deputy Director at US Food and Drug Administration
Former Chief Medical Officer of United Therapeutics
Dr. Sullivan joins Insmed with more than 20 years of experience with a focus on pulmonary and orphan diseases. He is a medical doctor trained in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine and practiced at the Cleveland Clinic from 1995 to 1999. From 1999 through 2006, Dr. Sullivan held several positions at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including Deputy Director of the Division of Pulmonary and Allergy Products. From 2007 through 2012, Dr. Sullivan was the Chief Medical Officer of United Therapeutics. In recent years, Dr. Sullivan was a Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs at Astra Zeneca and consulted to companies, including Insmed, on clinical drug development and strategic regulatory matters.
"I am extremely pleased to welcome Gene to the Insmed team. His broad clinical and regulatory experience with both development stage and commercial products will be very valuable to Insmed. Gene is actively involved as an author, lecturer and advisor on medical and regulatory matters affecting orphan drugs and pulmonary diseases. His experience will provide new insight and valuable perspective as we advance ARIKAYCE, INS1009 and our other pipeline candidates while building Insmed into a leading biopharmaceutical company," said Mr. Lewis.
"It is a pleasure to join Will and the Insmed team. The Company's focus on developing and acquiring therapeutics for unmet medical needs in pulmonary and orphan diseases offers a very exciting professional opportunity. Throughout my career I have been keenly focused on delivering benefit to patients in these underserved therapeutic indications. I look forward to being a part of this dynamic leadership team as we bring new treatments to patients suffering from these serious lung diseases," commented Dr. Sullivan.
Dr. Sullivan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree. He earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and conducted his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Sullivan completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and received a Masters of Pulmonary Vascular Disease from the University of Bologna in Italy.
Insmed Incorporated is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the lives of patients battling serious lung diseases. Insmed is focused on the development and commercialization of ARIKAYCE™, or liposomal amikacin for inhalation, for at least two identified orphan patient populations: patients with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections and cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections. Insmed is also focused on the development of INS1009, the Company's inhaled treprostinil prodrug for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a chronic, life-threatening disorder characterized by abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries between the heart and lungs. For more information, please visit http://www.insmed.com.
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