Almirall appoints new senior discovery director
17 April 2009 00:00 in Pharmaceutical Company Restructures
Almirall has announced Steve Webber will serve as senior discovery director and asserted the appointment would enhance its research and development (R&D) unit.
Holding a number of positions at Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, he began his pharmaceutical career in 1992 and eventually became vice-president of respiratory and rheumatologic diseases.
At GlaxoSmithKline, Dr Webber worked as vice-president of respiratory biology for the company's respiratory and inflammation centre of excellence for drug discovery before joining Almirall.
Commenting on the recent appointment, the latter said: "Dr Webber brings to the position extensive experience within the pharmaceutical industry - particularly in respiratory disease."
It concluded the addition to the team is an example of the business' commitment to the field.
Dr Webber will report to Almirall's executive director of R&D Dr Per Olof Andersson in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Barcelona.
Earlier this month, the pharmaceutical company signed a co-marketing agreement with Recordati for silodosin, a compound for benign prostate hyperplasia.
Jorge Gallardo, chairman and chief executive officer of Almirall, remarked the move would enhance its urology pipeline.
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