ASHBURN, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Innocoll Inc. today announced that Anthony H. Wild, Ph.D. has been appointed to its board of directors.
Dr. Wild is a co-founder and General Partner of BOWS Pharmaceuticals AG, a Swiss drug-delivery technology company. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of several privately-owned specialty pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. He also chairs the board of advisors of Ferrer, Freeman and Co., a healthcare private equity firm. He is on the board of advisors of Celtic Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical venture fund and is an advisor to Golden Pond Healthcare Inc., a special acquisitions corporation.
Dr. Wild was the Chairman of MedPointe Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company based in Somerset (NJ), until its acquisition by Meda AB of Sweden in 2007. He also served as CEO from 2001 until 2006.
Between 1995 and 2000, Dr Wild worked for the Warner-Lambert Company, of Morris Plains (NJ). Starting as President of Warner-Lambert's Parke-Davis (North America) unit, he was promoted to Executive Vice President and President of its global Pharmaceutical Sector in 1996. Before joining Warner-Lambert, Dr. Wild spent 22 years with the Schering-Plough Corporation in various roles culminating as President of its Japanese operations.
Dr. Wild graduated in 1968 from the University of York where he earned an honors degree in Chemistry. He also holds a Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the University of Cambridge (Churchill College).
"We are very fortunate to have Dr. Wild join our board, particularly at this time in Innocoll's aggressive evolution to a world leader in biodegradable surgical products. I have known Tony for a number of years and have found him to be a skillful and successful executive in his prior positions. Innocoll is gaining another professional member to its board to guide the company through this period of ambitious growth," said Rolf Schmidt, Innocoll's Chairman of the board.
"I am excited with the Innocoll products and am impressed with the thorough and well-thought out development plans in place. I look forward to working with the board and management to move the Innocoll portfolio forward to commercialization," said Dr. Wild.
About Innocoll, Inc.
Innocoll is a privately held, biopharmaceutical company focused on biodegradable surgical implants and topically applied healthcare products. It develops and manufactures a range of pharmaceutical products and medical devices using its proprietary collagen-based technologies, CollaRx(R) and Liquicoll(R). Innocoll 's lead product, Gentamicin Surgical Implant for the treatment and prevention of surgical site infections, is approved for sale in 49 countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia and is marketed under the following trade names; COLLATAMP(R) G, COLLATAMP(R) EG, SULMYCIN(R) IMPLANT, GARAMYCIN(R) SCHWAMM, DURACOL(R), DURACOLL(R), GENTACOL(R), GENTACOLL(R), GARACOL(R), GARACOLL(R), and CRONOCOL(R). In 2005, Innocoll acquired the worldwide marketing rights for this product from Essex Chemis AG, an affiliated company of Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) and in August 2007 sold its marketing rights, with the exception of the US, to EUSA Pharma. Gentamicin Surgical Implant is currently in phase 3 development in the US for the prevention of surgical site infections. Other late stage pharmaceutical products in Innocoll's development pipeline include CollaRx Gentamicin Topical for the treatment and prevention of infected diabetic foot ulcers and CollaRx Bupivacaine Implant for the management of post-operative pain, both of which are currently in Phase 2 development. For more information, please visit http://www.innocollinc.com .
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