HAYWARD, Calif., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANTH ), a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs to treat serious diseases including cardiovascular and autoimmune disorders, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Bogdan Dziurzynski to its board of directors.
"Bogdan's extensive global regulatory expertise and broad industry experience will offer us a great perspective as we continue to navigate the evolving FDA regulatory landscape," said Dr. Christopher S. Henney, Chairman of Anthera Pharmaceuticals. "His strategic guidance and insight will be invaluable as we continue to advance our late-stage clinical trials."
Dr. Dziurzynski has a rich history of experience. He currently serves as a strategic regulatory management consultant to the biotechnology industry and serves on the Board of Directors of Dendreon Corporation and the Biologics Consulting Group, Inc. Dr. Dziurzynski is a fellow and past chairman of the board and a past president of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society. He also serves as an advisory board member of Integrated Biotherapeutics, Inc. From 1994 to 2001, Dr. Dziurzynski was the Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance for MedImmune, Inc., a biotechnology company. From 1988 to 1994, Dr. Dziurzynski was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance for Immunex Corporation, a biotechnology company. He has a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University, an M.B.A. from Seattle University and a Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.
"I am pleased to join the Anthera board at such an important time for the company. I look forward to working with such an accomplished group," commented Dr. Dziurzynski on his appointment.
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