People: Aastrom Biosciences Inc (ASTM.O)
11 Jul 2014
Mr. Alan L. Rubino is Independent Director of Aastrom Biosciences Inc. He recently assumed the CEO and President of Emisphere Technologies, Inc., a publicly-held company headquartered in Roseland, NJ. He and a new management team will be repositioning/transitioning the company from a drug-delivery company only firm, into a more expanded specialty pharma company that will continue to include new delivery system partnerships, NDA Rx and Rx medical food products at the commercial stage. Just prior to Emisphere, Mr. Rubino served as Chief Executive Officer and President of New American Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, since October 2010 where he led the acquisition of penciclovir from Novartis AG. He and his team re-marketed the product and significantly advanced its sale, which resulted in a return to the company’s investors. Previously, Mr. Rubino served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Akrimax Pharmaceuticals, LLC, an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company, since February 2008. Prior to this he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Pharmos Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, from November 2005 to December 2007. In addition, he was assigned to various executive committee roles in the areas of marketing, project management, and globalization of Roche Holdings. Mr. Rubino also held senior executive positions at PDI, Inc., a sales and marketing support company, and Cardinal Health, a company focused on improving the cost-effectiveness of health care, from 2001 to 2005. He received Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Rutgers University with a minor in biology/chemistry and also completed post-graduate educational programs at the University of Lausanne and Harvard Business School. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Rutgers University School of Business and the Lerner Center for Pharmaceutical Studies.
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