Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ: RGEN) announced today that Ms. Karen A. Dawes has been elected to serve as co-chairperson of the Board of Directors along with Mr. Alexander Rich, M.D. Ms. Daweshas served as a Director of Repligen since September of 2005 and has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry in the development of worldwide marketing and sales teams and commercialization strategies.
“Karen’s commercial expertise, strategic vision and leadership skills have been a highly valuable resource to our Company,” stated Walter C. Herlihy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Repligen Corporation. “I am very pleased to have Karen and Alex share the leadership of our Board as we continue to transition from a development stage organization to an integrated company with commercial, manufacturing and product development capabilities.”
Ms. Dawes has held numerous executive level positions including Senior Vice President and U.S. Business Group Head for Bayer Corporation’s U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group, Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing for Wyeth, Vice President, Commercial Operations for Genetics Institute, Inc. and Vice President, Marketing of the Pratt Division of Pfizer, Inc. Ms. Dawes has directed the launch of numerous pharmaceuticals including Glucotrol/Glucotrol XL®, Zoloft®, and Cardura® for Pfizer. She earned an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from Simmons College, Boston. Ms. Dawes is currently President of Knowledgeable Decisions LLC, a management consulting firm and a Director of Depomed, Inc, Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and Seaside Therapeutics LLC.
About Repligen Corporation
Repligen Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on building an integrated company by developing and marketing innovative drugs that deliver the benefits of protein therapies in the fields of neurology and gastroenterology. We have a core competency in the development and manufacturing of biologics products, which is the basis for our bioprocessing business and we have out-licensed certain biologics intellectual property, which provide ongoing sources of revenue. Repligen’s corporate headquarters are located at 41 Seyon Street, Building #1, Suite 100, Waltham, MA 02453. Additional information may be requested at www.repligen.com.
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