Neuraptive Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to developing novel therapeutics and medical products to address the unmet needs of physicians and patients impacted by nerve injuries, announced the appointment of industry research and development pioneer Robert R. Ruffolo, Jr., Ph.D. to the company’s Board of Directors.
What does Dr. Ruffolo bring to Neuraptive Therapeutics?
Dr. Robert R. Ruffolo has over 40 years of research and development experience and is currently the Chairman of Aragen Biosciences, Inc. and Managing Director of Ruffolo Consulting, LLC, a consulting company for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
Dr. Ruffolo is the retired President of Research and Development of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, and Corporate Senior Vice President of the Wyeth Corporation (now Pfizer). He managed an R&D organization of 9,000 scientists with an annual budget in excess of $5 billion.
Prior to Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Ruffolo held executive roles at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals (now GlaxoSmithKline) and Lilly Research Laboratories. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and his B.S. in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University.
What were the executive’s thoughts on the appointment?
“On behalf of the Neuraptive Board and its directors, we are excited to welcome Bob to the board,” said Robert Radie, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Neuraptive Therapeutics.
“His extensive experience in drug research and development is a great addition to the Neuraptive board at this important time. We are fortunate to have attracted such an accomplished leader in our industry which speaks to the promise and potential of the work we are doing to transform the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries,” Robert further said.