HAYWARD, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANTH) today announced that Senior Vice President of Product Development Georgina Kilfoil has notified the company she will leave the company effective February 15, 2013 to pursue other opportunities.
"The Board and management of Anthera would like to thank Georgina for her years of dedicated service. Georgina's exemplary leadership and experience was instrumental in the advancement of Anthera's development programs. Her tireless efforts brought us to the starting line of our BRIGHT-SC phase 2 study for IgA Nephropathy and CHABLIS-SC phase 3 study for systemic lupus erythematosus, which we are excited to get underway this year," said Paul F. Truex, Anthera's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We wish Georgina all the best as she seeks to repeat her success in future endeavors."
Dr. Colin Hislop, Anthera's Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, will continue to oversee all product development related activities for blisibimod.
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Anthera Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation and autoimmune diseases.
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