EWING, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Antares Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRS) today announced the appointment of Peter J. Graham, Esq., to the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Human Resources, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Graham will report to Eamonn P. Hobbs, President and Chief Executive Officer.
"With an extensive background of legal health care experience in contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting, compliance and general corporate matters, I believe Peter will add value to Antares Pharma," said Eamonn P. Hobbs. "His legal expertise and proven global strategy management of both publicly and privately held pharmaceutical and medical device companies will be an added asset to the Company. We are excited to welcome Peter to the Antares team."
The Company also announced the departure of Jennifer Evans Stacey, Esq., the Company's Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Human Resources and Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer.
"On behalf of the Antares Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team, I would like to thank Ms. Stacey for her many contributions to the Company," continued Mr. Hobbs. "Jennifer played an important role in the settlement of the Medac litigation and was integral to the successful integration of the Company’s first in-house salesforce. I’d like to personally wish Jennifer well in all future endeavors."
Mr. Graham was most recently Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Global Human Resources of Delcath Systems, Inc., where he directed the global legal, compliance and human resource functions. Prior to Delcath, Mr. Graham was Vice President, General Counsel and a member of the Executive Committee of ACIST Medical Systems, Inc., a global company specializing in diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices for cardiology and radiology. There, he led the corporate accounts and global legal affairs of the company, playing a significant role in helping to expand the company's corporate contract business and international distribution network and the $80 million acquisition of HLT, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Graham spent 11 years at E-Z-EM, Inc., a global medical device and pharmaceutical company specializing in CT and MR imaging solutions. During his tenure at E-Z-EM, Mr. Graham held various senior management positions serving as its Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Global Human Resources and Secretary from 2005 until 2008. Mr. Graham played a key role in the sale of E-Z-EM in 2008 leading and coordinating the legal and investment banking activities associated with the sale. He also managed the legal affairs of AngioDynamics, Inc., then a wholly owned subsidiary of E-Z-EM from 1997 until its initial public offering and tax free spin off in 2004.
Mr. Graham was on the Board of Directors of AngioDynamics from 2006 to 2007, and was instrumental in the company's successful $75 million follow-on offering, and its acquisition of Rita Medical Systems, Inc. for $220 million during that time frame.
Before his time with E-Z-EM, Mr. Graham was an associate at Segal and Lax, P.C. He earned his J.D. at Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1995, and his B.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
About Antares Pharma
Antares Pharma focuses on self-administered parenteral pharmaceutical products. The Company’s product, OTREXUP™ (methotrexate) injection for subcutaneous use, is approved in the U.S. for the treatment of adults with severe active rheumatoid arthritis, children with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis and adults with severe recalcitrant psoriasis. Antares Pharma is also developing QuickShot® Testosterone for testosterone replacement therapy, and VIBEX® Sumatriptan for the acute treatment of migraines. The Company's technology platforms include VIBEX® disposable auto injectors, disposable multi-use pen injectors and reusable needle-free injectors. Antares Pharma has a multi-product deal with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. that includes VIBEX® epinephrine, exenatide multi-dose pen, and another undisclosed multi-dose pen. Our reusable needle-free injector for use with human growth hormone (hGH) is sold worldwide by Ferring B.V.
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