ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Appoints Jim Daly to Board of Directors
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 11, 2016– ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines to address unmet medical needs in central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced Jim Daly has joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Daly is a biopharmaceutical executive with 30 years of experience leading U.S. and global businesses.
“Jim brings extensive commercial experience to our Board as we continue our transition to an integrated pharmaceutical company,” said Leslie L. Iversen, Ph.D., Chairman of ACADIA’s Board of Directors. “Over the course of his career, Jim has successfully launched and commercialized major products in multiple therapeutic areas and built market-leading global franchises. His deep knowledge and expertise are welcome as we deliver on our vision of building a leading CNS company dedicated to improving the lives of patients through innovative medicines.”
Mr. Daly previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Incyte Corporation from 2012 to 2015. During his tenure, he was instrumental in re-accelerating the launch of Jakafi® and driving sustained growth. Prior to joining Incyte, Mr. Daly worked for Amgen, Inc. for ten years, holding multiple leadership positions. In his last role, Mr. Daly served as Senior Vice President, North America Commercial Operations, Global Marketing and Commercial Development. Previously, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Amgen’s Oncology Business Unit. His teams at Amgen were responsible for the successful launch of many products, including Aranesp®, Neulasta®, Vectibix®, Nplate®, Xgeva® and Prolia®.
Previously, Mr. Daly spent over 16 years with Glaxo Wellcome/GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) where he held roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President, General Manager, Respiratory and Anti-Infective Business Unit, and led the U.S. launch of Advair®. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Chimerix Inc. Mr. Daly earned his B.S. in Pharmacy and M.B.A. from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.
About ACADIA Pharmaceuticals
ACADIA is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines to address unmet medical needs in central nervous system disorders. ACADIA has a pipeline of product candidates led by NUPLAZID™ (pimavanserin), for which we have submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) in Parkinson’s disease psychosis to the FDA and which has the potential to be the first drug approved in the United States for this condition. The FDA has classified the NUPLAZID NDA as having Priority Review status. Pimavanserin is also in Phase II development for Alzheimer’s disease psychosis and has successfully completed a Phase II trial in schizophrenia. ACADIA also has clinical-stage programs for glaucoma and, in collaboration with Allergan, Inc., for chronic pain. ACADIA maintains a website at www.acadia-pharm.com to which we regularly post copies of our press releases as well as additional information and through which interested parties can subscribe to receive e-mail alerts.
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature are forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to statements related to the potential for NUPLAZID (pimavanserin) to be the first drug approved in the United States for Parkinson’s disease psychosis (PDP) and the potential timing of such approval, if approved at all, by the FDA; the benefits to ACADIA of Mr. Daly joining its Board of Directors; the progress, timing and results of ACADIA’s drug discovery and development programs, either alone or with a partner, including the progress and expected timing of clinical trials; and the benefits to be derived from ACADIA’s product candidates, including pimavanserin. These statements are only predictions based on current information and expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected in any of such statements due to various factors, including the risks and uncertainties inherent in drug discovery, development, approval and commercialization, and collaborations with others, and the fact that past results of clinical trials and past regulatory decisions may not be indicative of future trial results or future regulatory decisions, respectively. For a discussion of these and other factors, please refer to ACADIA’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 as well as ACADIA’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. This caution is made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and ACADIA undertakes no obligation to revise or update this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, except as required by law.
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Lisa Barthelemy, 858-558-2871
Director of Investor Relations