Liquidia Technologies Appoints Industry Veteran Dr. Joanna Horobin to Board of Directors
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Liquidia Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LQDA) (“Liquidia” or the “Company”), a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of Joanna Horobin, M.B., Ch.B., to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) as a Class I director for a term expiring at the 2022 annual meeting of stockholders and to the Company’s Research and Development Committee.
“Joanna is an excellent addition to Liquidia’s Board as she is an industry veteran in drug development and commercialization across several therapeutic areas,” said Stephen Bloch, M.D., Chairman of the Board. “Her industry experience is a valuable asset as Liquidia targets submission of a new drug application by year-end to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for LIQ861, the Company’s lead clinical candidate to treat patients diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension.”
Dr. Horobin has more than 30 years of successful pharmaceutical development experience. She was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to that, she held positions as Chief Medical Officer at Verastem, Inc., CEO of Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and several roles of increasing responsibility at global pharmaceutical corporations such as Rhône-Poulenc Rorer (now Sanofi). Dr. Horobin played significant leadership roles in the approvals of several prominent drugs across a breadth of therapeutic indications including oncology, cardiology, pulmonary, antibacterial and chronic pain. Dr. Horobin received her medical degree from the University of Manchester, England. She currently serves on the boards of Kymera Therapeutics and Nordic Nanovector ASA.
“It’s exciting to join the Liquidia Board at this important time. I look forward to contributing my insights and experience as the Company matures into a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, while advancing its pipeline and expanding applications of its PRINT® technology into new options for patients,” stated Dr. Horobin.
About LiquidiaLiquidia is a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics using its proprietary PRINT technology to transform the lives of patients. Currently, Liquidia is focused on the development of two product candidates using its PRINT particle engineering platform: LIQ861 for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension and LIQ865 for the treatment of local post-operative pain. Being evaluated in a phase 3 clinical trial (INSPIRE), LIQ861 is designed to improve the therapeutic profile of treprostinil by enhancing deep-lung delivery and achieving higher dose levels than current inhaled therapies by using a convenient, palm-sized, disposable dry powder inhaler. LIQ865, for which Liquidia has completed two phase 1 clinical trials, is designed to deliver sustained-release particles of bupivacaine, a non-opioid anesthetic, to treat local post-operative pain for three to five days through a single administration. For more information visit Liquidia’s website at www.liquidia.com.
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