Healthcare Industry News: SilverSeal
News Release - September 3, 2013
Alliqua Appoints Brian M. Posner as Chief Financial OfficerMore Than 25 Years of Financial Experience to Bolster Company's Executive Team; Company Relocates Headquarters From New York City to Langhorne, Pennsylvania
LANGHORNE, PA--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA) ("Alliqua" or "the Company"), a biomedical company offering a suite of wound care solutions and drug delivery technologies, has appointed Brian M. Posner as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. The appointment coincides with the Company's official relocation of its headquarters to Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Steve Berger, Alliqua's current CFO, will remain with the Company through the end of 2013 to help ensure a smooth transition.
Mr. Posner, age 51, is a strategic and financial leader with more than 25 years of diversified management experience, working in both public and private companies ranging from startup to $1B in revenue. Most recently he served as CFO of Ocean Power Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in wave-energy technology. Prior to that appointment, he served as CFO of Power Medical Interventions, Inc. until its sale to Covidien plc in 2009. He earlier served as CFO of Pharmacopeia, Inc. and Phytomedics, Inc., and as Regional CFO of Omnicare, Inc. Mr. Posner is a Certified Public Accountant and earned an MBA in Managerial Accounting from Pace University's Lubin School of Business and a BA in Accounting from Queens College.
Alliqua CEO David Johnson said, "Brian brings a tremendous amount of high-level professional acumen and depth of experience from his tenures at a variety of public companies. We are very fortunate to have him serve as our Chief Financial Officer, as we continue to develop our hydrogel technology into a superior transdermal and topical delivery mechanism, and expand our plans to build a preeminent wound care company that provides world-leading technologies to wound care practitioners. Finally, I would like to thank Steve for the fine work he has done since 2010 as our CFO. The Company has benefited tremendously from his dedication."
About Alliqua, Inc.
Alliqua, Inc. (ALQA) ("Alliqua") is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing, and distribution of proprietary transdermal wound care and drug delivery technologies. Alliqua's technology platform produces hydrogels, a 3-dimensional cross-linked network of water soluble polymers capable of numerous chemical configurations.
Alliqua currently markets its new line of 510(k) FDA-approved hydrogel products for wound care under the SilverSeal® brand. Alliqua's electron beam production process, located at its 16,000 square foot GMP manufacturing facility in Langhorne, PA, allows Alliqua to develop and custom manufacture a wide variety of hydrogels. Alliqua's hydrogels can be customized for various transdermal applications to address market opportunities in the treatment of wounds as well as the delivery of numerous drugs or other agents for pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Additionally, Alliqua's drug delivery platform, in combination with certain active pharmaceutical ingredients, can provide pharmaceutical companies with a transdermal technology to enhance patient compliance and potentially extend the patent life of valuable drug franchises.
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