LEXINGTON, Mass., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulmatrix, Inc. (NASDAQ: PULM), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled therapies to address serious pulmonary and non-pulmonary disease using its patented iSPERSE™ technology, today announced the appointment of Todd Bazemore, a biopharmaceutical executive with significant experience in respiratory diseases, rare diseases, business development, and capital markets, to its Board of Directors, effective October 1, 2020.
"I believe that Todd will be a great addition to our Board of Directors," said Ted Read, Chief Executive Officer of Pulmatrix. "He brings expertise in respiratory disease, including asthma and COPD, as well as significant rare disease experience while with Dyax and Santhera. Coupled with capital markets experience and an extensive track record in business development with acquisitions and transformative deals, Todd is a great addition to the Board. We look forward to his strategic guidance as we advance our mission to develop inhaled therapies in respiratory diseases and other diseases of significant unmet need."
Mr. Bazemore is a biopharmaceutical executive with more than 25 years of experience spanning from ultra-rare orphan diseases to large primary care conditions. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Kala Pharmaceuticals, a company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases of the eye. Prior to joining Kala Pharmaceuticals in 2017, Mr. Bazemore served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Santhera Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc. Prior to joining Santhera U.S., he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Dyax Corp. before its acquisition by Shire Plc in January of 2016. Prior to joining Dyax, Mr. Bazemore was at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (previously Sepracor Inc., prior to its acquisition by Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd), where he served in several roles of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of the Respiratory Business Unit.
"I'm excited to have the opportunity to work with Ted and the leadership team as they advance the current respiratory programs and to leverage the iSPERSE™ platform with the goal of growing the company's pipeline," said Mr. Bazemore.
About Pulmatrix Pulmatrix is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled therapies to address serious pulmonary and non-pulmonary disease using its patented iSPERSE™ technology. The Company's proprietary product pipeline is initially focused on advancing treatments for serious lung diseases, including Pulmazole, an inhaled anti-fungal for patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis ("ABPA"), and PUR1800, a narrow spectrum kinase inhibitor in lung cancer. Pulmatrix's product candidates are based on iSPERSE™, its proprietary engineered dry powder delivery platform, which seeks to improve therapeutic delivery to the lungs by maximizing local concentrations and reducing systemic side effects to improve patient outcomes.
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