Navigation Links
Graham Cooper Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Receptos
Date:2/14/2013

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Receptos, Inc. announced today that Graham Cooper has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cooper joins the company after serving as Chief Financial Officer of Geron Corporation and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

"Graham brings to Receptos tremendous strategic insight and financial experience, including Orexigen's successful initial public offering," said Faheem Hasnain , President and Chief Executive Officer of Receptos. "Graham will play a key leadership role as we capitalize Receptos to execute on our clinical development strategy. He joins us at a particularly exciting time, having initiated the Phase 2 portion of our randomized Phase 2/3 study for RPC1063, which has the potential to be the next S1P1R modulator to market in relapsing multiple sclerosis."

Added Mr. Cooper, "I see a great deal of promise in Receptos' pipeline of therapeutics as well as its skilled leadership team. Receptos is a fast-moving company with a history of strong execution, and I look forward to our evolution into a late-stage clinical development organization."

Cooper joins Receptos from Geron, where he served as EVP-Finance and Chief Financial Officer. In this capacity, he led investor relations and financial activities and served on the Executive Management Committee that oversaw clinical, research, regulatory and financial activities. Prior to Geron, he served as SVP-Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Orexigen from 2006 to 2012. During his tenure, Orexigen raised over $300 million in public and private equity, including $80 million through an initial public offering. Earlier in his career, he served as Director of healthcare banking for Deutsche Bank and as a Senior Accountant for Deloitte & Touche, where he earned his CPA. He received a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

About Receptos
Receptos is a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic candidates for the treatment of immune and metabolic diseases. The company's lead program, RPC1063, is a potential best-in-class sphingosine 1-phosphate 1 receptor (S1P1R) small molecule modulator for immune indications, including relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Receptos is currently enrolling patients into the randomized Phase 2 portion of a Phase 2/3 study examining the efficacy of RPC1063 in RMS and a randomized Phase 2 study examining the efficacy of RPC1063 in ulcerative colitis (UC). Receptos has established expertise in high resolution protein crystal structure determination, biology and drug discovery for G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). This expertise has formed the basis of collaborations with Eli Lilly and Ono Pharmaceutical and a partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. For more information visit www.receptos.com.

Media and Investor Contacts:
Russo Partners
Ian Stone or David Schull (media)
(619) 308-6541 or (212) 845-4271
Ian.stone@russopartnersllc.com
David.schull@russopartnersllc.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Receptos, Inc.
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Elcelyx Therapeutics Names Mark Wiggins Senior Vice President of Business Development, Ginger Graham to Board of Directors
2. Dehaier Medical Announces Strategic Mutual Cooperation Agreement with HEYER Medical AG
3. Prairie Education & Research Cooperative Joins MedNet Solutions iMedNet CRO Partner Program
4. Global pharmaceutical industry calls for broad-based cooperation to fight online sales of counterfeit medicines around the world
5. CooperVision Renews Its Support of U.S. Military Personnel
6. Herb Baer Appointed President of Polar USA
7. New Executive Vice President Commercial Appointed
8. Israel Makov Appointed Chairman of Sun Pharma Board
9. Dr. Paul Karila Appointed Head of Discovery Services at Cellectricon AB
10. Neal K. Long appointed as Chief Executive Officer at Cardiac Science
11. Shaji Procida Appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Eisai Inc.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... OAKLAND, N.J. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... in the design, development and manufacturing of collagen ... and regeneration announced today that Bill Messer ... Sales and Marketing to further leverage the growing ... surgery medical devices. Bill joins the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 The Academy ... of recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies ... with entities that make formulary and coverage decisions, a ... "value" of new medicines. The recommendations address ... not appear on the drug label, a prohibition that ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ... company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that it ... Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. ... "This is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said ... increase shareholder awareness of our progress in developing drugs ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on E ... goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo not ... as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills Physicians ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In ... benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued ... Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) ... will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research ... anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience ... Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and ... that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then ... will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):