CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Biomedical, Inc. and Boston Biomedical Pharma Inc., collectively "Boston Biomedical", announced that it has appointed Patricia S. Andrews as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer as it begins strategic planning and preparations for the commercialization of its cancer stem cell inhibitors with its lead asset, BBI608, currently in a global Phase 3 clinical trial for metastatic colorectal cancer. Boston Biomedical is a subsidiary of Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd, (DSP) a top-ten listed Japanese pharmaceutical company which aims to produce innovative pharmaceutical products in the Psychiatry & Neurology field and Oncology field, which are designated as focus therapeutic areas. The establishment of commercial operations at Boston Biomedical represents an important step in DSP's focus on providing innovative treatments to patients with high unmet medical needs and sets the stage for continued expansion in North America in oncology.
Ms. Andrews most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Incyte Corporation, a U.S.-based biopharmaceutical company focused on small molecule drugs for oncology and inflammation. Under her leadership, Incyte was transformed from a solely R&D organization into a commercial enterprise. She established the commercial organization and led all aspects of sales and marketing as well as business development. She successfully launched Jakafi (ruxolitinib), the first-in-class, first-in-disease, JAK2 inhibitor for myelofibrosis. Ms. Andrews also completed multiple significant product licensing deals for Incyte.
"I am very excited about this opportunity and look forward to building a world-class commercial oncology team at Boston Biomedical," said Ms. Andrews. "BBI608, our lead oncology asset, has demonstrated safety and encouragin
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