Akcea Therapeutics Appoints Industry Leader Dr. Richard Moscicki to Board of Directors
“Rich is an experienced, well-respected industry leader with an impressive medical, clinical development and regulatory background from his tenure at PhRMA, the U.S.
Akcea is preparing for the approval and launch of TEGSEDI™ (inotersen) for the treatment of hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis (hATTR) and WAYLIVRA™ (volanesorsen) for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome, or FCS. Both drugs are under regulatory review in the US, EU and
“Akcea’s accomplishments are significant with two products for devastating rare diseases approaching potential approvals worldwide and an innovative late stage pipeline advancing. This is a testament to the expertise of the leadership team and Board steering the Company,” said Dr. Moscicki. “I look forward to contributing to the guidance and governance of the Company and offering my expertise in the important months ahead as Akcea transitions into a commercial rare disease company.”
Dr. Moscicki has been the Executive Vice President for Science and Regulatory Advocacy and the Chief Medical Officer at
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