Menlo Park, CA, February 21, 2019 – Kedalion Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage company focused on the development and commercialization of topical ophthalmology therapies based on its proprietary AcuStream™ platform, today announced the hiring of Casey Dougan to its management team as Vice President of Corporate Development, as well as the addition of Richard L. Lindstrom, M.D., and John Berdahl, M.D., to its Scientific Advisory Board.
“We are excited to have Casey join the Kedalion team as we prioritize our portfolio and build our commercialization strategy,” said Peter Noymer, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Kedalion Therapeutics. “With his depth of experience in sales, marketing and business development within the healthcare space, Casey will play a key role in driving our commercial-readiness efforts as we advance our technical and clinical programs.” Mr. Dougan joins Kedalion from McKinsey & Co., where he was most recently an Associate Partner in the firm’s pharmaceutical and medical products practice. Prior to that, he held various sales and business development roles with Becton Dickinson, Synexis, Smith & Nephew, and Pfizer. He holds a B.A. in biology and economics from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Drs. Lindstrom and Berdahl are preeminent leaders in the field of ophthalmology and highly sought-after specialists in anterior segment conditions,” said Mark Blumenranz, M.D,. M.M.S., Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Kedalion Therapeutics. “We are excited about the valuable insights they will provide to our clinical programs based on their deep understanding of the research and rich clinical experience.” Dr. Lindstrom is a founder and Attending Surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants, P.A., and is an internationally recognized leader in corneal, cataract, refractive and laser surgery. Dr. Lindstrom holds a B.A. degree in pre-medical studies, a B.S. degree in medicine, and a medical degree from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Berdahl specializes in advanced cataract surgery, corneal surgery, and glaucoma surgery at Vance Thompson Vision and is a recognized leader for the advancement of glaucoma treatment. He received his medical degree from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and trained at the Mayo Clinic, Duke University and Minnesota Eye Consultants.
About Kedalion Therapeutics
Kedalion Therapeutics is a venture-backed, clinical-stage biotechnology company whose mission is to bring to market transformative topical ophthalmic therapies for new and existing indications. Kedalion’s proprietary AcuStream platform technology delivers topical drugs to the eye in a precise and accurate manner that enables comparable effect with up to an 80% reduction in dose compared to standard eye drops. Kedalion is based in Menlo Park, CA. For more information, visit www.kedalionthera.com.
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