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Pearl Therapeutics Raises $15.5 Million in Private Financing
Date:9/6/2007

business and championed efforts to apply its technologies to unexplored opportunities. Sarvajna Dwivedi, Ph.D., executive vice president of R&D at Pearl, was most recently director of product development at Nektar. He brings 14 years of extensive pulmonary drug development experience across multiple dosage forms to Pearl, having participated in the inception, development and commercialization of major products in his prior scientific, engineering and management roles at GlaxoWellcome, Dura Pharmaceuticals, Alkermes and Nektar.

"We are very pleased to have received strong support from top-tier and sophisticated biopharmaceutical investors," said Mr. Smith. "These funds will enable us to combine commercially validated particle technologies with the drug delivery, formulation, and product development know-how of the Pearl team to create differentiated products with the potential to broadly and effectively address serious respiratory conditions."

"Pearl Therapeutics incorporates a founding management team with a strong track record of success and expertise in pulmonary drug development including the scale up and commercialization of new products based on proprietary particle technologies. We believe Pearl's products offer the potential for improved treatment of a wider population of patients with chronic respiratory disease," said Dr. Young, executive chairman of the Company, on behalf of the company's investors. "Based on my experience in drug delivery and product development, I am excited to have the opportunity to work with this team and company."

"Adrian and Sarvajna have expert backgrounds in developing pulmonary products and we're pleased that our former colleagues will be exploring new applications with our suite of proven particle technologies," Mr. Elam said.

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Pearl Therapeutics is focused on developing a pipeline of novel and superior products for chronic respiratory disorders, providing patients wit
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