PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS) appointed Michael D. Rogers, PhD, as its first Chief Development Officer, responsible for coordinating the global development activities for all of Pharmasset's drug programs. Dr. Rogers joins Pharmasset from GlaxoSmithKline, where he most recently served as Vice President, Division of Viral Diseases, responsible for antiviral discovery activities directed toward human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) indications.
Dr. Rogers has over 23 years of industry experience and has participated in all phases of antiviral and anti-infective drug development, including discovery, preclinical development, and phase 1, 2, 3 and 3b/4 clinical development programs. During his career, he has led multinational development teams from discovery to marketing and has a successful product development record, including Lexiva(R) and the approvals for Agenerase(R), Mepron(R) and Malarone(R).
"We are very pleased to have Mike join us," stated Schaefer Price, Pharmasset's President & CEO. "His experience and demonstrated leadership will be of great benefit to our product development teams."
Dr. Rogers received his doctorate in medical parasitology and a Master of Public Health degree in medical microbiology from the University of North Carolina. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical microbiology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Pharmasset is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company committed to
discovering, developing and commercializing novel drugs to treat viral
infections. Pharmasset's primary focus is on the development of oral
therapeutics for th
|SOURCE Pharmasset, Inc.|
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