HAYWARD, Calif., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANTH), a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation and autoimmune disorders, today announced Dr. Debra Odink has been promoted to the role of Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President.
"Over the past several years, Debra's increasing roles, responsibility and scientific leadership has been critical to the success of Anthera's development programs," said Paul F. Truex, President and Chief Executive Officer. "As Chief Technology Officer, Debra's strong oversight will continue to drive the advancement and execution of our corporate strategy."
Dr. Odink joined Anthera in 2005 and has been serving as the Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical Research and Development since that date. She has over eighteen years of global pharmaceutical chemistry and product development experience. Prior to joining Anthera, she served as the Vice President of Product and Process Development at Peninsula Pharmaceuticals where she was responsible for the company's manufacturing and product development strategies for assets licensed to the company. Additionally, she has held various positions at Elan Pharmaceuticals and Roche where she contributed to development efforts for multiple new drug candidates. Dr. Odink holds various patents for novel drug formulations and is author of multiple publications. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at California State University Stanislaus and her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of California Davis.
About Anthera Pharmaceuticals
Anthera Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation, including cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases. Anthera has o