PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmacopeia (Nasdaq: PCOP), an innovator in the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics, today announced advancements for two members of its management team. Rene Belder, M.D., Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, and the role of S. David Kimball, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Chemistry and Preclinical Chemical Development, has been expanded to include all of research, and his title has been changed to Senior Vice President, Discovery. The company also announced that David M. Floyd, Ph.D. is retiring effective March 31, 2008 from his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. However, Dr. Floyd will rejoin Pharmacopeia's scientific advisory board and continue to consult for the company in the area of scientific direction and strategy.
"David Floyd has had an important impact on Pharmacopeia since arriving at the company more than three years ago. He has facilitated the successful transformation of Pharmacopeia into a clinical stage development company by helping to build our broad pipeline," said Les Browne, Ph.D., Pharmacopeia's President and Chief Executive Officer. "While we are saddened to see him leave his day-to-day position, we are very pleased that he will once again be a member of our scientific advisory board and continue to provide his invaluable insight as a key consultant."
"I view my tenure as a member of the Pharmacopeia executive management
team as very rewarding and look forward to remaining connected with the
company through my SAB and consulting roles," stated Dr. Floyd. "We have
made tremendous progress over the last thr
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