FREMONT, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zosano Pharma, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical company developing products based on its novel transdermal delivery technology, announced today a key addition to its executive team with the appointment of Nandan Oza as the company's Chief Operations Officer. In this position, Mr. Oza will guide the company's efforts in manufacturing, quality and engineering – vital activities to enable the company to accelerate the development of its innovative multi-product portfolio.
"I am pleased to welcome Nandan as our COO," said Vikram Lamba, Chief Executive Officer, Zosano Pharma. "His operational and manufacturing experience and expertise – as well as his leadership experience – will be critical in preparing Zosano for our next stage of commercial-scale manufacturing as we drive our clinical programs towards the marketplace."
Prior to joining Zosano Pharma, Mr. Oza served as Vice President, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls at Talon Therapeutics. He previously held the position of Vice President, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations at Jazz Pharmaceuticals and at Connetics Corporation (now a part of GSK). Mr. Oza also held positions of increasing responsibility at ALZA Pharmaceuticals (now part of Johnson and Johnson) in Product Development, Quality and Technical and Manufacturing Operations, progressing to his role as Executive Director, Bay Area Operations. Mr. Oza earned a Bachelor's degree (with honors) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston, pursued graduate studies in Engineering from the University of California, Davis and earned an MBA from National University, San Diego, CA.
"This is an exciting time to join the Zosano Pharma team," said Mr. Oza. "The company is well positioned to move forward in commercial scale manufacturing with its ZP Patch Technology and advancing development-stage product pipeline."
About Zosano Pharma
Zosano Pharma, Inc. is a private biopharmaceutical company and a pioneer in the field of drug delivery systems. Zosano is developing products using ZP Patch Technology, a novel transdermal delivery technology based on microprojections that provide rapid and efficient systemic delivery in a convenient, needle–free, and pain–free system. Zosano is a fully integrated development company with a recently launched cGMP manufacturing capability. The company is developing products with significant commercial potential both independently and in collaboration with strategic partners. Learn more at http://www.zosanopharma.com.
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