People: Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc (PCRX.O)
24 Jun 2016
Mr. Paul J. Hastings is an Independent Director of Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Hastings has served as a director since June 2011 and as our Lead Director since June 2013. Mr. Hastings has been the president and chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMED), a clinical development-stage biopharmaceutical company, since January 2006. In August 2013, he was elected chairman of the board. Prior to joining OncoMed, Mr. Hastings was president and chief executive officer of QLT, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of ocular products. Before this role, Mr. Hastings served as president and chief executive officer of Axys Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by Celera Corporation in 2001. Prior to Axys, Mr. Hastings was president of Chiron Biopharmaceuticals and also held a variety of management positions of increasing responsibility at Genzyme Corporation, including president of Genzyme Therapeutics Europe and president of Worldwide Therapeutics. Mr. Hastings was Chairman of the Board of Proteolix (sold to Onyx) and was a member of the board of directors of ViaCell Inc. (sold to Perkin Elmer). Mr. Hastings currently serves on the board of directors of Relypsa Inc., a clinical-stage publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company, and the Bay Area Biosciences Association (Bay Bio), and he is on the board of directors and executive committee of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island. We believe Mr. Hastings' qualifications to sit on our board of directors include his financial expertise and his extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
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