SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of gastrointestinal and hepatology therapies that address underserved patient populations or unmet medical needs today announced key senior management appointments and closing of up to $15 million in debt financing from Comerica Bank and Life Sciences Capital. Joining Co-Founder Chris Rivera (President and CEO) are Marvin Garovoy, M.D. (Senior Vice President (SVP), Clinical Development), Sharron Gargosky, PhD (Chief Scientific Officer and SVP of Corporate Development), Klara Dickinson (SVP, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance), Kevin Weber (SVP, Global Strategy and Operations), Wayne Davis, PhD (Vice President, Clinical Operations), Hoi Leung, PhD (Vice President, Biostatistics), George Jue (Vice President, Finance and Controller), and James Kaser (Vice President, Global Sales).
"The build out of our senior management team and infusion of additional financial capital provides a solid foundation for Hyperion to fulfill its commitments and capitalize on the opportunity presented by our recently announced strategic collaboration with Ucyclyd Pharma, Inc., a subsidiary of Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation," said Chris Rivera, President and CEO. "This team brings a unique and proven track record of developing, gaining regulatory approval and building orphan and specialty markets. I look forward to working with them to build a leading biopharmaceutical company and to make a difference in patients' lives."
About the Management Team
Chris E. Rivera, President and CEO, co-founded Hyperion Therapeutics in
2006, and led the execution of the Ucyclyd Pharma collaboration agreement.
Prior to joining Hyperion, Mr. Rivera was Senior Vice
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