WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 07, 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 cancers announced today the appointment of Jean-Pierre (JP) Garnier to its Board of Directors, and as Chair of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Garnier is currently Chairman of the Board of Actelion Ltd., and was previously Chief Executive Officer of GlaxoSmithKline plc.
“We are delighted to have someone of JP Garnier’s caliber and global experience join the Radius Board,” said Kurt Graves, Chairman of the Board of Radius Health. “JP will bring timely and invaluable perspectives to our board as we prepare for the potential global approval and commercialization of our first therapeutic while also shaping the moves and choices needed to unlock the value of our pipeline in a number of very important disease areas.”
“Indeed, we are honored to welcome JP and look forward to benefitting from the many insights he has gained from his very successful career as we continue to grow our company,” said President and CEO, Robert Ward of Radius Health. “We believe JP’s experience will be immensely valuable as we evaluate options for partnership and for achieving a global commercial presence for our products.”
In addition, Dr. Garnier is also a member of the Board of Directors of United Technologies Corporation and of Renault S.A., and an Operating Partner at Advent International. Dr. Garnier previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Pierre Fabre S.A. from 2008 to 2010 and as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Member of the Board of Directors of GlaxoSmithKline plc from 2000 to 2008. Dr. Garnier served as Chief Executive Officer of SmithKline Beecham plc in 2000 and as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Member of the Board of Directors of SmithKline Beecham plc from 1996 to 2000. In 2009, he was made a Knight Commander of the British Empire. In 2007, he was promoted from Chevalier to Officier de la Légion d’Honneur of France. In 2006, he was named to the global list of top 20 CEOs by the Best Practice Institute. Dr. Garnier was previously Chairman of Cerenis from 2010 to 2011, and a board member of the Stanford Advisory Council on Interdisciplinary Biosciences, Weill Cornell Medical College and the Dubai International Capital Advisory Board. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Newman’s Own Foundation. Dr. Garnier is 68.
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, which has currently completed 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, and vasomotor symptoms. www.radiuspharm.com
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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 November 5, 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.