Dr. Leiden earned both his medical degree and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago as well as an honorary M.A. from Harvard University. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Leiden joins the Board as an independent director. His appointment brings the number of Millennium Board members to ten.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company based in Cambridge, Mass., markets VELCADE, a novel cancer product, and has a robust clinical development pipeline of product candidates. Millennium's research, development and commercialization activities are focused in two therapeutic areas: oncology and inflammation. By applying its knowledge of the human genome, understanding of disease mechanisms and industrialized drug discovery platform, Millennium is developing an exciting pipeline of innovative product candidates. Millennium's website is http://www.millennium.com.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements," including
statements about the Company's growth and development of products. Various
important risks may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially
from the results indicated by these forward-looking statements, including:
adverse results in its drug discovery and clinical development programs;
failure to obtain patent protection for its discoveries; commercial
limitations imposed by patents owned or controlled by third parties; the
Company's dependence upon strategic alliance partners to develop and
commercialize products and services based on its work; difficulties or
delays in obtaining regulatory approvals to market products and services
resulting from its development efforts; product withdrawals; competitive
factors; difficulties or delays in manufacturing the Company's prod
|SOURCE Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
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