SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDS) announced today the appointment of Barry A. Labinger to its Board of Directors. Mr. Labinger is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Human Genome Sciences.
"We are very pleased to have Barry join our Board," said Stelios Papadopoulos, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of Directors of Anadys. "His impressive commercial credentials and product marketing savvy enhance our Board's collective expertise."
Steve Worland, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Anadys, added, "Our product candidates, ANA598 and ANA773, are advancing toward a future HCV treatment landscape based on combination regimens. Barry's perspective will be invaluable as we optimize our development plans to reflect commercial utility as part of these combination regimens."
Mr. Labinger has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Human Genome Sciences since August 2005. Mr. Labinger has more than 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including leadership of launches and marketing of a number of successful products in a variety of therapeutic areas. Prior to joining Human Genome Sciences, Mr. Labinger served as Division Vice President of 3M Pharmaceuticals, a global division of 3M Company, with marketed products in dermatology, women's health, and cardiac therapy, along with a pipeline of immune response modifiers for the treatment of viral infections and cancers. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Labinger was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Operations, at Immunex Corporation where he led both the Enbrel and Specialty Therapeutics franchise teams and had direct responsibility for the sales and marketing organizations. Mr. Labinger also served as Senior Director of Diabetes Marketing and Director of Glucoph
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