"At this time of transition from a development to a commercial focus at scPharmaceuticals, it is a privilege to have Jack Khattar join the board of directors," said Pieter Muntendam, president, CEO and founder of scPharmaceuticals and a member of its board of directors. "Mr. Khattar is a successful CEO of a public pharmaceutical company and brings to the board broad and extensive commercial experience combined with a thorough understanding of all aspects of a pharmaceutical enterprise."
"Using innovative delivery technology, scPharmaceuticals aims to reduce healthcare costs while improving patient care," said Mr. Khattar. "The need to reduce cost of care while improving outcomes has never been greater and I look forward to working with scPharmaceuticals to advance the company and address an important societal need."
scPharmaceuticals, based in Lexington, MA, is a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of transformative pharmaceutical products for subcutaneous delivery. Based on widely used generic drugs that currently require intravenous or intramuscular injections, innovative products will be administered subcutaneously via a proprietary patch pump. This avoids material risks and costs associated with the current delivery options. Our lead products are the first subcutaneous formulations of furosemide (the most widely used parenteral diuretic in treating heart failure) and ceftriaxone (the most widely used parenteral antibiotic outside the hospital setting). Our novel furosemide formulation enables convenient anytime anywhere use, for example in an outpatient setting instead of the emergency room or other in-patient settings. For ceftriaxone and other antibiotics, subcutaneous administration eliminates the need for PICCs (peripherally inserted central catheters), which are associated with serious complications, frequent adverse events and high medical cost. For further information on how we are transforming the administration of parenteral drugs, go to www.scpharmaceuticals.com.
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