WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Radius Health, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDUS), a science-driven biopharmaceutical company developing new therapeutics for patients with advanced osteoporosis as well as other serious endocrine-mediated diseases including hormone responsive metastatic breast cancer, today announced that Catherine Friedman, an independent consultant and former Co-Head of the Biotechnology Practice at Morgan Stanley, has been elected to its Board of Directors. Cathy has also been appointed Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, replacing Dr. Muenchbach, who has resigned from the Board effective November 3, 2015, but will remain on the Board until that date in order to ensure a smooth transition.
"We are pleased to have attracted someone with Cathy's depth and breadth of financial experience to the Radius Board as we prepare for the future commercialization of our investigational drug abaloparatide-SC, following regulatory submissions and subject to favorable review by the authorities," said Radius Health CEO, Robert E. Ward. "We also would like to thank Martin for his important contributions over the years, in particular in building Radius' solid financial foundation, which enables us to complete development and prepare the regulatory submissions for abaloparatide-SC, while advancing the rest of our pipeline and building our organization."
Catherine Friedman has served as an independent consultant serving public and private growth companies since 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Friedman held the position of Managing Director at Morgan Stanley from 1997 to 2006 and head of West Coast Healthcare and co-head of the Biotechnology Practice at Morgan Stanley from 1993 to 2006. She originally joined Morgan Stanley in 1982 and worked in its New York, London and Silicon Valley offices. Since 2007, Ms. Friedman has been a director of XenoPort Inc., where she serves as Chair of the Audit and Governance Committee, Enteromedics, where she serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee and Governance Committee, and in 2014, she joined the Board of Theravance and serves on its Audit and Governance Committees. Ms. Friedman joined the board of GSV Capital, a publicly traded investment fund, in 2013 and serves as a member of the Valuation Committee and as the chair of the Audit Committee. Ms. Friedman is a member of the Board of Trustees for Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton. She is a graduate of Harvard University and received an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
About Radius Health
Radius is a science-driven biopharmaceutical company developing new therapeutics for patients with advanced osteoporosis as well as other serious endocrine-mediated diseases including hormone responsive cancers. Radius' lead development candidate is the investigational drug abaloparatide for subcutaneous injection, currently in Phase 3 development for potential use in the reduction of fracture risk in postmenopausal women with severe osteoporosis. The Radius clinical portfolio also includes an investigational abaloparatide transdermal patch for potential use in osteoporosis and the investigational drug RAD1901 for potential use in hormone driven, or hormone resistant, metastatic breast cancer, including breast cancer brain metastases. www.radiuspharm.com
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the commercialization of abaloparatide-SC, our ability to complete the development of abaloparatide-SC, advance other drug product candidates and build our company; and the progress and success of abaloparatide-SC in the regulatory process.
These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: we have no product revenues; our need for additional funding, which may not be available; we are not currently profitable and may never become profitable; risks related to raising additional capital; our limited operating history; quarterly fluctuation in our financial results; our dependence on the success of abaloparatide-SC, and our inability to ensure that abaloparatide-SC will obtain regulatory approval or be successfully commercialized; risks related to clinical trials, including having most of our products in early stage clinical trials and uncertainty that results will support our product candidate claims; the risk that adverse side effects will be identified during the development of our product candidates; product candidates for which we obtain marketing approval, if any, could be subject to restrictions or withdrawal from the market and we may be subject to penalties; failure to achieve market acceptance of our product candidates; risks related to the use of our limited resources on particular product candidates and not others; delays in enrollment of patients in our clinical trials, which could delay or prevent regulatory approvals; the dependence of our drug development program upon third-parties who are outside of our control; the risk that a regulatory or government official will determine that third-parties with a financial interest in the outcome of the Phase 3 study of abaloparatide-SC affected the reliability of the data from the study; our reliance on third parties to formulate and manufacture our product candidates; failure to establish additional collaborations; our lack of experience selling, marketing and distributing products and our lack of internal capability to do so; failure to compete successfully against other drug companies; developments by competitors may render our products or technologies obsolete or non-competitive; risks related to the fact that our drugs may sell for inadequate prices or patients may be unable to obtain adequate reimbursement; the effects of product liability lawsuits on commercialization of our products; failure to comply with obligations of our intellectual property licenses; failure to protect our intellectual property or failure to secure necessary intellectual property related to abaloparatide-SC, abaloparatide-TD, RAD1901 and/or RAD140; our or our licensors' inability to obtain and maintain patent protection for technology and products; risks related to our compliance with patent application and maintenance requirements; failure to protect the confidentiality of our trade secrets; risks related to our infringement of third parties' rights; risks associated with intellectual property litigation, including expending substantial resources and distracting personnel from their normal responsibilities; risks associated with healthcare reform; our failure to comply with healthcare laws and regulations; our exposure to claims associated with the use of hazardous materials and chemicals; as we become involved in drug commercialization, risk related to our inability to successfully manage our growth and expanded operations; risks relating to business combinations and acquisitions; our reliance on key executive officers and advisors; our inability to hire additional qualified personnel; volatility in the price of our common stock; capital appreciation is the only source of gain for our common stock; risks related to increased costs and compliance initiatives associated with operating as a public company; our directors, executive officers and principal stockholders have substantial influence over us and could delay or prevent a change in control; future sales and issuances of our common stock could depress the price of our common stock; risks related to securities or industry analysts ceasing to publish research about us or publishing inaccurate or unfavorable information about us, which could cause the price of our common stock to decline; provisions in our charter documents and Delaware law that could discourage takeover attempts; and our ability to use our net operating loss carryforwards and certain other tax attributes may be limited. These and other important factors discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on August 6, 2015, and our other reports filed with the SEC could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Any such forward-looking statements represent management's estimates as of the date of this press release. While we may elect to update such forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we disclaim any obligation to do so, even if subsequent events cause our views to change. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.
CONTACT: Investor Relations Barbara Ryan Clermont Partners Partner 203-274-2825 Bryan@radiuspharm.comSource:Radius Health