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Neurotech Pharmaceuticals Adds Ophthalmic Leaders to Advance Groundbreaking Sight-Saving Therapies
Date:9/19/2013

Psorasis) and Restasis®.  In addition to leading the R&D organization, he was responsible for the worldwide strategic marketing of Botox®, and grew the brand from $125M to over half a billion dollars in annual global sales.  Prior to joining Allergan, Dr. Kaplan held research positions at the Upjohn Company and at the University of California, Los Angeles, and instructed in chemistry at both Temple University and UCLA.  He holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from UCLA.

Rhett Schiffman was most recently Vice President of Global Drug Development and Therapeutic Area Head of Ophthalmology at Allergan, where since 2001 he was instrumental in the global development and approval of many of ophthalmology's most successful products including Restasis®, Combigan®, Lumigan®, Acuvail® and Acular®, Zymaxid® and Zymar® and most recently, the Lumigan® and Ganfort® unit dose products.  He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Glaucoma Research Foundation and is Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California at Irvine.  Dr. Schiffman received his B.S. in Bioengineering from Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and his M.D. from the University of Juarez, Mexico.  He also received Master's degrees from the University of Michigan in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis and in Health Services Administration.  He completed residencies in both Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology at Henry Ford Hospital, is Board Certified in both and completed a Uveitis fellowship at the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health. 

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