Healthcare Industry News: nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
News Release - December 14, 2021
HemoShear Therapeutics Appoints Patrick Horn, MD, PhD, Chief Medical OfficerIndustry Veteran Will Lead HST5040 and Future Rare Disease Clinical Programs
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 14, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- HemoShear Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company developing drugs for rare metabolic disorders, has appointed Patrick Horn, MD, PhD, as Chief Medical Officer, effective January 1, 2022. Dr. Horn will lead the company's growing clinical operations, clinical development, regulatory affairs, medical affairs, biometrics and pharmacovigilance functions. After practicing pediatrics for nearly 20 years, Dr. Horn has spent more than two decades leading successful clinical programs for large and small biotech companies.
Dr. Horn's experience spans all phases of rare pediatric drug development, from Phase 1 through regulatory approval and product launch. Most recently, he served as chief medical officer for Albireo Pharma, where he led the team that achieved accelerated marketing approvals in the US and Europe for Bylvay™ in progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC). He also designed and initiated pivotal clinical development programs in biliary atresia and Alagille syndrome. Prior to Albireo, he led clinical development programs in hereditary angioedema, homocystinuria, and infectious disease. Dr. Horn has formal training and extensive experience in clinical pharmacology. He received his MD and PhD from the University of Chicago and completed a pediatric residency at Boston Children's Hospital. Prior to transitioning to industry, Dr. Horn was a practicing pediatrician at major academic institutions in Chicago.
"I am excited to join HemoShear's dedicated team as we continue our current clinical trial and plan additional global studies of HST5040 to treat methylmalonic acidemia and propionic acidemia as well as make progress in our early stage pipeline," said Dr. Horn. "I look forward to collaborating with our team and the metabolic disease community to raise awareness of clinical trial opportunities, encourage early diagnosis and make progress to improve health outcomes for patients born with these devastating disorders."
About HemoShear Therapeutics
HemoShear Therapeutics is a privately held clinical stage company developing treatments for rare metabolic disorders with significant unmet patient need. HemoShear's drug discovery platform, REVEAL-Tx™, enables the Company's scientists to create best-in-class, biologically relevant human disease models to uncover underlying mechanisms of disease, translate those discoveries into drug targets, and select candidates that may treat patients successfully. In addition to the Company's proprietary rare disease programs, HemoShear has exclusive partnerships to identify novel therapeutic approaches in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and an undisclosed rare liver disease with Takeda, and in gout with Horizon Therapeutics. For more information visit www.HemoShear.com.
Source: HemoShear Therapeutics
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