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Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Announces Retirement of COO Bruce Given

PASADENA, Calif.–()–Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced the retirement of Bruce Given, M.D., Arrowhead’s chief operating officer and head of R&D, which was previously planned and disclosed, after a more than 30-year career in biotechnology and pharmaceutical research, development, and sales and marketing. Dr. Given’s areas of responsibility have been assumed by Javier San Martin, M.D., chief medical officer, Curt Bradshaw, Ph.D., chief scientific officer, and James Hassard, chief commercial officer, all of whom report directly to Chris Anzalone, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer. Dr. Given will be retained in an advisory capacity for a period of at least one year.

Dr. Anzalone said: “Bruce had an impressive and successful career and Arrowhead benefited enormously from his leadership of our R&D organization since 2011. Together with the rest of the Arrowhead team, I would like to thank Bruce and wish him our best during his retirement.”

About Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals develops medicines that treat intractable diseases by silencing the genes that cause them. Using a broad portfolio of RNA chemistries and efficient modes of delivery, Arrowhead therapies trigger the RNA interference mechanism to induce rapid, deep, and durable knockdown of target genes. RNA interference, or RNAi, is a mechanism present in living cells that inhibits the expression of a specific gene, thereby affecting the production of a specific protein. Arrowhead’s RNAi-based therapeutics leverage this natural pathway of gene silencing.

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Source: Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


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