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Elcelyx Therapeutics Names Mark Wiggins Senior Vice President of Business Development, Ginger Graham to Board of Directors
Date:8/13/2012

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elcelyx Therapeutics announced today that Mark Wiggins has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Ginger Graham has been elected to the Board of Directors. Elcelyx is developing ultra-safe first-in-class approaches to weight management and obesity-related metabolic disorders.

"In two short years, Elcelyx has amassed proof of concept and efficacy data for two product candidates for weight loss, Type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related metabolic disorders. Mark joins us as we accelerate our late-stage programs to value-creating inflection points that will be attractive to strategic partners in the nutrition and pharmaceutical industries," said Alain Baron, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Elcelyx Therapeutics.  "Ginger has worked closely with several members of the Elcelyx team over the years, and her extensive expertise in both the consumer and pharmaceutical health sectors will be valuable as we execute our strategies to address the rising rates of obesity and metabolic disorders across the globe."

Wiggins was most recently Chief Business Officer at Mpex Pharmaceuticals, where he led commercial planning and business development for the company's inhaled antibiotics unit until the company was acquired by Axcan in 2011. Prior to joining Mpex, he served as Executive Vice President of Business Development and was a member of the Executive Committee of Biogen Idec. During his 11 years at Biogen Idec and its predecessor Idec Pharmaceuticals, Wiggins was involved in a wide variety of commercial and business development activities and was a member of the management committee for the collaboration with Genentech on blockbuster Rituxan®, which is used for treating a number of cancer and autoimmune indications. He and his team completed three acquisitions and more than 20 licensing/partnering transactions. Prior
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