DUBLIN and MYSTIC, Conn., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amarin Corporation plc (Nasdaq: AMRN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a focus on cardiovascular disease, today announced that Paul E. Huff has joined the Company as Chief Commercial Officer. In this role, Mr. Huff is responsible for driving Amarin's AMR101 commercialization strategy, including all marketing and sales planning and implementation, including product launch activities. He will also provide business development support as Amarin evaluates potential strategic partnerships for the commercialization of AMR101.
Mr. Huff brings more than 25 years of cardiovascular-focused pharmaceutical marketing and sales experience to Amarin, with a special emphasis on marketing lipid-modifying prescription pharmaceuticals. He has held senior-level sales and marketing positions with a number of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including Reliant Pharmaceuticals, where as Vice President of Marketing, he played a pivotal role in the launch and successful commercialization of Lovaza, the leading prescription Omega-3 product for reducing triglycerides, and later was a contributor to activities leading to the sale of Reliant Pharmaceuticals for $1.65 billion. Similarly, at Kos Pharmaceuticals he played an integral role in the launch and successful commercialization of Niaspan, the leading prescription drug for raising HDL cholesterol. Mr. Huff received a B.S. in marketing from the University of Maryland.
"Paul brings a wealth of industry knowledge and commercialization experience to Amarin that will be invaluable as we seek to maximize the commercial value of AMR101," said Joe Zakrzewski, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Amarin. "Paul played a key role in the commercialization of Lovaza and Niaspan, two of the most successful lipid products launched in the US market. He knows the li
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