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Asmacure Ltee Appoints Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry Veteran Martin Driscoll as CEO
Date:6/3/2011

QUEBEC CITY, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Asmacure Ltee, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of nicotinic receptor agonists for the treatment of asthma and other inflammatory diseases, announced today that Martin Driscoll has been appointed as chief executive officer.  With a solid foundation established at Asmacure, Mr. Driscoll will lead the company as it progresses its lead compound, a potential new treatment for asthma with a novel mechanism-of-action, further in clinical development.  Mr. Driscoll will be supported by the Asmacure team, including the company's founder and chief medical officer Dr. Yvon Cormier.  Dr. Luc Vachon, president and former CEO of Asmacure, will be departing the company to pursue other business ventures; however, he will remain actively involved with Mr. Driscoll and the company during a transitional period over the next few months.      

Mr. Driscoll has more than 30 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including senior roles in general management, commercial operations and business development for both privately held and publicly traded life science companies.  He led the commercialization of several successful therapeutic products, the direct negotiation of multiple transactions, licensing and M&A and the successful submission of multiple major product regulatory filings.  

Prior to being elected CEO of Asmacure, Mr. Driscoll was CEO and a director of Javelin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded company focused on the development of acute care pain products, from March 2008 until July 2010, at which point he led the successful merger of the company with Hospira, Inc.  Prior to his role with Javelin, Mr. Driscoll held senior managerial roles at Schering-Plough Corporation, ViroPharma, Inc. and Reliant Pharmaceuticals.  During his tenure at Schering-Plough, Mr. Driscoll spent a significant amount of time as g
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