BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) today announced that as part of its continued evolution toward late-stage development and commercialization, John A. Orwin, chief executive officer of Affymax, Inc., joined the Company's board of directors, effective November 6, 2012.
Mr. Orwin has served as the chief executive officer of Affymax since 2011, after joining the company in 2010 as its chief operating officer. Previously, he held leadership roles in marketing, sales, and operations for major pharmaceutical companies including Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, Alza Pharmaceuticals, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, and Schering-Plough Corporation.
Mr. Orwin brings a track record of substantial accomplishment in the pharmaceutical industry to Array's board of directors. Over his career, Mr. Orwin has built successful businesses and commercialized a range of blockbuster products. Most recently, he led the approval and launch of Omontys®, a hematology product for the treatment of anemia in chronic kidney disease. Prior to joining Affymax, he led Genentech's BioOncology business unit and grew a portfolio of cancer-fighting products including Avastin®, Rituxan®, Herceptin® and Tarceva® to over $7 billion in U.S. sales. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for the successful launch of Taxotere®, exceeding budget and forecast expectations.
Ron Squarer, chief executive officer of Array, noted, "At a time when Array is moving towards commercialization of our pipeline, John has the perfect background to compleme
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