Repligen Elects Glenn L. Cooper, M.D. to the Board of Directors
WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Repligen Corporation (Nasdaq: RGEN) announced today that Glenn L. Cooper, M.D. has been elected to its Board of Directors. Dr. Cooper has extensive leadership experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries with expertise in transforming development stage companies into commercial organizations. Dr. Cooper was formerly the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on urology and endocrinology. Under his tenure, Indevus grew from a 25-employee development stage company to a fully integrated pharmaceutical organization with five marketed products, over $100 million in annual sales, and an advanced clinical pipeline. Indevus was acquired by Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in March 2009.
"Dr. Cooper's clinical background and proven business acumen make him an ideal addition to Repligen's Board of Directors," stated Walter C. Herlihy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Repligen. "Through his experience at Indevus, he will provide us with strategic leadership and guidance as we develop innovative products and work to build a sustainable biopharmaceutical company."
Prior to joining Indevus in 1993, Dr. Cooper held numerous executive level positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Progenitor, Inc., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sphinx Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and various clinical and regulatory positions with Eli Lilly. Dr. Cooper has participated in the development, approval and commercialization of numerous drugs, including Prozac((R)), Axid((R)), Lorabid((R)), Ceclor((R)), SANCTURA((R)), SANCTURA XR((R)), Supprelin-LA((R)), and Vantas((R)). Dr. Cooper received an M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine, performed his postdoctoral training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the New England Deaconess Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital and received a B.A. from Harvard College.
About Repligen Corporation
Repligen Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutics for neurological disorders. In addition, we are the world's leading supplier of recombinant Protein A, the sales of which partially fund the advancement of our development pipeline while supporting our financial stability. Repligen's corporate headquarters are located at 41 Seyon Street, Building #1, Suite 100, Waltham, MA 02453. Additional information may be requested from www.repligen.com.
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