People: Horizon Pharma Inc (HZNP.W)
6 Dec 2013
Dr. Jean-Francois Formela, M.D., is Independent Director of Horizon Pharma Inc. Dr. Formela has served on board of directors since April 2010. Dr. Formela is a partner at Atlas Venture, a venture capital firm, which he joined in 1993. He also serves on the boards of directors of Annovation Biopharma, Inc., ARCA Biopharma, Inc., Arteaus Therapeutics, LLC and F-Star GmbH, and is the chairman of Egalet Ltd. as well as RaNA Therapeutics Inc., which he co-founded. Dr. Formela has been involved in the formation of companies such as Adnexus Therapeutics, Inc., which was acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Archemix Corp., ArQule, Inc., Cellzome AG, which was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline plc, deCODE genetics, Inc., which was acquired by Amgen Inc, Exelixis, Inc., MorphoSys AG, NxStage Medical, Inc., and SGX, which was acquired by Lilly in 2008. He was also a board member of Biochem Pharma Inc., which was acquired by Shire Pharmaceuticals Group, and Novexel SA, which was acquired by Astrazeneca PLC in 2010. Prior to joining Atlas Venture, Dr. Formela served as a senior director of medical marketing and scientific affairs at Schering-Plough Corporation, a pharmaceutical company which merged with Merck & Co., Inc., where he was responsible for the marketing of Intron®A and directed U.S. Phase 4 clinical trials. Dr. Formela has also practiced emergency medicine at Necker University Hospital in Paris, France. Dr. Formela received his M.B.A. from Columbia University and his M.D. from Paris University School of Medicine.
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