COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIR), the leading stem cell company focused on developing and marketing products to treat conditions in wound care, orthopedic and sports medicine markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Therésa K. Dixon, to General Manager, Market Access and Reimbursement, reporting to Lode Debrabandere, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer.
"We are excited to add Therésa to our leadership team, with her proven track record and expertise in ensuring optimal market access and reimbursement"
"We are excited to add Therésa to our leadership team, with her proven track record and expertise in ensuring optimal market access and reimbursement," said Lode Debrabandere, Ph.D., President and CEO. "Therésa's experience and understanding of the reimbursement landscape will undoubtedly help propel Grafix, Cartiform and OvationOS forward by improving patient access to our highly-differentiated products."
Ms. Dixon has 20 years of market access and reimbursement experience in the life science industry. She served as Vice President of Government Affairs & Health Economics and a member of the senior leadership team at Advanced BioHealing, Inc., (ABH) which was acquired by Shire in 2011. At ABH, she was responsible for the company's government affairs, health policy and health economics initiatives for all regenerative medicine products, including Dermagraft's industry-leading position in the reimbursement marketplace. Prior to ABH, she was the National Director of Health Economics for Smith & Nephew, furthering their advanced medical devices in wound management, endoscopy and orthopedics. At Covance Health Economics & Outcomes Services (acquired by Corning, Inc.), Ms. Dixon supported placement of a broad range of novel medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biologics into the U.S. healthcare payer system and marketplace. Ms. Dixon holds an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Health Care Management from Marymount University, and a B.A. from the University of Missouri - Columbia.
About Osiris Therapeutics
Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. is the leading stem cell company, having developed the world's first approved stem cell drug, remestemcel-L for graft versus host disease. Osiris' products include Grafix® and Ovation® for acute and chronic wounds, Cartiform®, a viable cartilage mesh for cartilage repair and the latest addition to Osiris' line of products, OvationOS™, a viable bone matrix. Osiris is a fully integrated company with capabilities in research, development, manufacturing and distribution. Osiris has developed an extensive intellectual property portfolio to protect the company's technology and commercial interests.
Osiris, Grafix, Ovation and Cartiform are registered trademarks of Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. More information can be found on the company's website, www.Osiris.com. (OSIR-G)
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