YORK, Pa., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: UNIS; ASX: UNS) today announced that it has appointed Dr. Ramin Mojdeh, formerly Vice President and General Manager of Becton Dickinson (BD) Pharmaceutical Systems, North America, and Worldwide Vice President of Research and Development, BD Medical, as its new Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, effective February 7, 2011.
Dr. Mojdeh comes to Unilife with more than 25 years of business leadership experience across multiple industries, including 18 years in the design, development, manufacturing, sales and marketing of therapeutic and diagnostic medical devices for several multinational companies, including BD, GE Healthcare and Boston Scientific (formerly "Guidant Corporation"). He has developed and maintained strong relationships with many pharmaceutical manufacturers that utilize prefilled syringes for their injectable drugs and vaccines.
As COO, Dr. Mojdeh will lead Unilife's operating team as the Company prepares to enter its next phase of business expansion with the commercial production of the Unifill® ready-to-fill (prefilled) syringe this quarter, and its supply to pharmaceutical customers. Dr. Mojdeh will also help to expand and accelerate discussions with pharmaceutical companies regarding the Unifill syringe, as well as the commercialization of a number of key pipeline products being developed by the Company.
Dr. Mojdeh spent the last eight years working with BD, one of the world's leading suppliers of medical devices, including prefilled syringes. He served as the Vice President and General Manager of BD Medical, Pharmaceutical Systems, North America from 2008 to 2010. In this role, he directed all aspects of the North America operations including sales, marketing, business development, commercial development, financ