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RICHMOND, Va., Jun 25, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Insmed Inc. (Nasdaq:INSM) today announced that Steve Glover, 48, has joined Insmed's management team as President of the newly formed Follow-on Biologics business, effective June 22, 2007. Mr. Glover will be responsible for leading the development of Insmed's follow-on biologics capability and its emerging portfolio of biogeneric/biosimilar products.
Mr. Glover brings nearly 25 years of business experience in bio-pharmaceuticals and life sciences to his new position. Prior to joining Insmed, he held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager at Andrx Laboratories and Andrx Therapeutics, both divisions of Andrx Corporation. He earlier held multiple sales, marketing and operational roles at Hoffman LaRoche, Amgen Inc. and IMS Health. His strategic and operational experience, which covers most therapeutic classes of biopharmaceuticals, includes strategic planning, corporate development, operations management, product development, product marketing and sales management.
Mr. Glover commented, "I am excited to join the talented management team that Insmed has assembled -- a team able to leverage Insmed's advanced knowledge of biologics development, its manufacturing capability, and its skilled scientific and technical workforce to make it the first U.S.-based biotechnology company to develop a comprehensive portfolio of follow-on biologics. This is an organization that knows the drug industry is on the threshold of its second generic revolution."
Dr. Geoffrey Allan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Insmed, commented, "We are looking forward to benefiting from Steve's extensive leadership experience in the bio-pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors. His expertise will be instrumental in providing the strategic direction and tactical capability to take full advantage of our unique combination of protein know-how and drug approval skills. He will play a pivotal role in our follow-on biologics strategy, which together with the development of our approved flagship product IPLEX(TM) in niche markets, forms a dual-path approach for success."
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