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Excaliard Pharmaceuticals Appoints Thomas Wiggans to Chairman of the Board
Date:10/18/2010

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Excaliard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today the appointment of Thomas G. Wiggans as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Wiggans brings to the role more than 30 years of experience in successfully developing and commercializing drugs with several notable successes in the dermatology field.  Excaliard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on the clinical development and commercialization of novel drugs for the amelioration of skin scarring and other fibrotic disorders.

"We are delighted to have Mr. Wiggans join Excaliard," commented Gordon Foulkes, President of Excaliard, and Managing Director of RiverVest Venture Partners. "Tom has successfully led dermatology companies, such as Connetics and Peplin, and his guidance in Excaliard's growth will be invaluable."

"Excaliard has made impressive clinical progress in advancing its lead product EXC-001 through three Phase II clinical studies in skin scarring," commented Mr. Wiggans. "I am looking forward to working with the Excaliard team to bring EXC-001 and the company's product pipeline forward."

In August 2010, Excaliard announced positive results from its Phase 2 clinical trial of EXC 001. Results showed that EXC 001 treatment significantly reduced scar severity in subjects undergoing an elective abdominoplasty compared to placebo at 12 weeks post surgery. The final analysis for this study will be conducted 24 weeks after surgery. The data for this study and two additional skin scarring Phase 2 studies will be available later in 2010.

Most recently Mr. Wiggans was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Peplin, Inc., which was acquired in 2009 by LEO Pharma of Copenhagen, Denmark. Prior to that, he served as CEO of Connetics Corporation from 1994 until 2006, when the company was acquired by Stiefel Laboratories. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Wiggans served as President and Chief Opera
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