CELATOR® PHARMACEUTICALS APPOINTS MICHAEL R. DOUGHERTY TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ewing, N.J. – (July 24, 2013) – Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing new and more effective therapies to treat cancer, today announced the appointment of Michael R. Dougherty to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
“Mike is a highly skilled life sciences veteran with insight and expertise in strategy, finance and operations,” said Scott Jackson, chief executive officer of Celator. “These skills will prove extremely valuable as we continue to build the company.”
Mr. Dougherty was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Adolor Corporation, and has held senior leadership positions at several life science companies, including Kalidex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Genomics Collaborative, Inc., Genaera Corporation, formerly Magainin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Centocor, Inc. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors at ViroPharma Incorporated, Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cempra, Inc., and AltheRx Pharmaceuticals.
“I am excited to join the Celator Board of Directors and look forward to supporting the advancement of the company as it develops CPX-351 and other future product candidates based on the company’s proprietary technologies,” said Mr. Dougherty.
About Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc., with locations in Ewing, N.J., and Vancouver, B.C., is a pharmaceutical company developing new and more effective therapies to treat cancer. CombiPlex®, the company’s proprietary drug ratio technology platform, represents a novel approach that identifies molar ratios of drugs that will deliver a synergistic benefit, and locks the desired ratio in a nano-scale drug delivery vehicle that maintains the ratio in patients with the goal of improving clinical outcomes. The company pipeline includes two clinical stage products, CPX-351 (a liposomal formulation of cytarabine:daunorubicin) for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia and CPX-1 (a liposomal formulation of irinotecan:floxuridine) for the treatment of colorectal cancer; and preclinical stage product candidates, including CPX-571 (a liposomal formulation of irinotecan:cisplatin), and the hydrophobic docetaxel prodrug nanoparticle (HDPN) formulation being studied by the National Cancer Institute’s Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory. For more information, please visit the company’s website at
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