RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral antivirals in areas of high unmet medical need, announced today that Michael D. Rogers , Ph.D., has joined the company as Chief Development Officer. Dr. Rogers will be responsible for overseeing chemistry, manufacturing, toxicology and project management as well as the advancement of compounds from the Chimerix Chemical Library.
"We are extremely pleased to have Mike join our management team," said Kenneth I. Moch , Chimerix President and Chief Executive Officer. "His proven track record and extensive experience designing and leading successful antiviral development programs will be of significant benefit as we advance our lead compound, CMX001, into Phase 3 clinical testing."
Dr. Rogers was formerly Chief Development Officer at Pharmasset, Inc., a company which pioneered the use of nucleotide analogs for the treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV), until its acquisition by Gilead Sciences, Inc. in January 2012. During his five years at Pharmasset, Dr. Rogers was responsible for development, regulatory and portfolio management activities.
Prior to joining Pharmasset, Dr. Rogers held several positions in antiviral discovery and development at GlaxoSmithKline, including serving as Vice President, Division of Viral Diseases, where he was responsible for antiviral discovery activities directed toward human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and HCV indications. In addition, he has led numerous anti-infective projects that resulted in successful commercialization. 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).
Dr. Rogers earned his M
|SOURCE Chimerix, Inc.|
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved