BEDMINSTER, N.J., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPSP) announced today the appointment of Brian O'Callaghan as senior vice president and chief commercial officer, effective October 15, 2007.
As a member of the NPS executive team, Mr. O'Callaghan will be responsible for managing the company's marketing and corporate and business development activities, including the commercial development of NPS's late-stage products and coordination of its joint-venture partnerships with other companies. He will report to Dr. Francois Nader, executive vice president and chief operating officer of NPS.
Mr. O'Callaghan joins NPS from Covance, a global clinical research organization, where he served as general manager of the cardiac safety and IVRS business units. Previously he was North American regional business unit head for infectious diseases and transplantation/immunology at Novartis, president of BioPartners GmbH, and held sales and marketing positions at Merck KGaA, Merck & Lipha Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer.
"Brian brings to NPS more than 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical sales, marketing, business development and general management," said Dr. Nader. "We welcome his contributions to the commercialization of our late-stage product candidates PREOS(R) and GATTEX(TM) and to the success of our earlier-stage corporate collaborations."
Mr. O'Callaghan has a master's degree in business administration from Henley College and a marketing degree from Cork Regional College/Marketing Institute of Ireland.
NPS Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the
development and commercialization of small molecules and recombinant
proteins as drug
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