DANBURY, Conn., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Biodel, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOD) today announced the addition of Brian J.G. Pereira, M.D., to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Pereira is the President and CEO of AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of therapeutic and diagnostic products. At AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Pereira played an integral role in advancing the company's key product candidate, Ferumoxytol, towards marketing approval with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
"Brian brings an incredible wealth of knowledge to Biodel from his years of experience in the biotechnology and medical community," said Dr. Solomon Steiner, CEO and Chairman of Biodel. "As we grow our company and advance our clinical products, Brian's insights and perspectives will be invaluable. We are excited and honored he has chosen to serve on Biodel's Board of Directors."
"Sol and his team have done an excellent job in advancing the clinical development of their lead product candidate, VIAject(TM)," said Dr. Pereira. "I have been particularly impressed with the company's commitment to developing novel insulin treatments for the diabetes population. I look forward to working with Biodel's great board members who have guided this Company's development."
Prior to joining AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Pereira served as President and CEO of New England Health Care Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) corporation that employs staff physicians at Tufts-New England Medical Center. Dr. Pereira has also held various other positions at Tufts-New England Medical Center, including Interim Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Vice Chairman for Strategic Development in the Department of Medicine and Staff physician in the Division of Nephrology.
Dr. Pereira is a nationally recognized expert on kidney disease and has
served on the editorial board of twelve scientific jo
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