LANGHORNE, Pa., June 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alliqua BioMedical, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALQA) ("Alliqua" or "the Company"), a provider of advanced wound care products, today announced the appointment of Nino Pionati to the position of Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer. The Company also announced that, following a distinguished career in the wound care sector, Chief Marketing Officer, Lori Toner, intends to retire at the end of the month.
"We are excited to be adding Mr. Nino Pionati to our team as our Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer," said Dave Johnson, the Company's Chief Executive Officer. "Nino brings over 30 years of experience in new product development, and global product commercialization and marketing expertise across a number of industry leading companies, including Johnson & Johnson, ConvaTec and Bayer."
"With his multi-faceted experience, Nino will oversee our research and development, reimbursement and marketing efforts as a member of our executive management team. Nino is a proven leader in these areas, and we believe his strategic guidance will further strengthen our executive leadership and direction, helping to ensure the success of our efforts to bring new and innovative products to the marketplace and promote widespread adoption."
"We at Alliqua BioMedical are also grateful for Lori's insight and contributions to our commercialization efforts during her time with the Company, and we wish her a happy retirement."
Nino Pionati joins Alliqua BioMedical from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, where he was the Vice President of Marketing for Bayer's Essure portfolio and a member of the Global Franchise and Women's Health Care Leadership teams. Prior to joining Bayer, Mr. Pionati spent over 14 years at ConvaTec and Bristol Myers Squibb, where he held several global marketing positions at the corporate level, including President of Global Marketing, Business Development and International and President of the Intercontinental Region. Mr. Pionati also progressed through positions of increasing responsibility during his 13 years at Johnson & Johnson, and co-led the strategic development of internally-backed startup, J & J Independence Technologies, including sales, service, clinical, regulatory and marketing. Mr. Pionati holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburg's Katz School of Business and a Bachelors of Commerce in Marketing from Concordia University of Montreal.
About Alliqua BioMedical, Inc.
Alliqua is a provider of advanced wound care solutions. Through its sales and distribution network, together with its proprietary products, Alliqua provides a suite of technological solutions to enhance the wound care practitioner's ability to deal with the challenges of healing both chronic and acute wounds.
Alliqua currently markets its line of dressings for wound care under the SilverSeal® and Hydress® brands, as well as the sorbion sachet S® and sorbion sana® wound care products, and its TheraBond 3D® advanced dressing which incorporates the TheraBond 3D® Antimicrobial Barrier Systems technology. The Company's Mist Therapy System® uses painless, noncontact low-frequency ultrasound to stimulate cells below the wound bed to promote the healing process. Alliqua also markets the human biologic wound care product Biovance®, as part of its licensing agreement with Celgene Cellular Therapeutics.
In addition, Alliqua can provide a custom manufacturing solution to partners in the medical device and cosmetics industry, utilizing its hydrogel technology. Alliqua's electron beam production process, located at its 16,500 square foot Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) manufacturing facility, allows Alliqua to 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. The Company has locations in Langhorne, PA and Eden Prairie, MN.
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CONTACT: Investor Relations: Westwicke Partners on behalf of Alliqua BioMedical, Inc. Mike Piccinino, CFA +1-443-213-0500 AlliquaBioMedical@westwicke.com
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