HAMPTON, N.J., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ikaria, Inc., a critical care company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for critically ill patients, today announced that Joseph Stauffer, D.O., has been appointed Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Stauffer will be responsible for all medical, patient safety, risk management, and regulatory activities related to Ikaria's commercialized product, INOMAX® (nitric oxide) for inhalation, as well as future launch products.
"We are delighted to welcome Joe, whose extensive medical leadership experience will be of great benefit to the many aspects of our unique INOMAX offering," commented Daniel Tasse, Chairman and CEO of Ikaria. "We believe his previous experience in pharmaceuticals and at the FDA provide him with a unique opportunity to view our products with an exquisite balance of medical insight, business acumen and regulatory compliance."
Dr. Stauffer most recently held the position of Chief Medical Officer at PharmacoFore, a California-based biopharmaceutical company. Prior to that, he was Chief Medical Officer at DURECT Corporation, a specialty pharmaceutical company, and at Alpharma/King Pharmaceuticals. He began his pharmaceutical career at Abbott Laboratories in 2002, where he was global medical director for its pain portfolio. Dr. Stauffer also served as a medical officer in the Analgesic Division of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research from 2000-2002, where he reviewed Investigational New Drug (IND) Applications and New Drug Applications (NDAs) for opiate, non-opiate, anti-inflammatory and novel pain compounds. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed residency training in Anesthesiology at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital where he is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. Additionally, he completed hi
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