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  • A Yahoo! User Jan 28, 2013 6:41 AM Flag

    Questcor Pharmaceuticals Appoints Michael Aldridge

    Questcor Pharmaceuticals Appoints Michael Aldridge to the Position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategic Development

    ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) today announced the appointment of Michael Aldridge to the new position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategic Development. Mr. Aldridge's primary responsibilities will be the identification and development of partnership and acquisition opportunities to leverage Questcor's business model. Over time, such initiatives may include development programs or products complementary to Acthar (H.P. Acthar Gel®) and the evaluation of potential expansion into ex-US markets. Mr. Aldridge will report to Steve Cartt, Questcor's Chief Operating Officer.

    "Michael brings an extensive background in the global biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries that is relevant to Questcor's long term strategic growth and development," said Steve Cartt, Chief Operating Officer of Questcor. "Our flagship product, Acthar, has proven to be a product of great clinical utility and promise, and the addition of Michael to the Questcor team bolsters our ability to further build our portfolio within a longer term global strategy. Questcor should also benefit from Michael's investment banking background in connection with any broader corporate M&A initiatives it may consider in the future."

    Mr. Aldridge previously served as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, and member of the Board of Directors of Xenome Limited, where he led the strategic growth and direction of the privately held product development company.

    Prior to that, Mr. Aldridge served as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and member of the Board of Directors of Peplin, Inc, which successfully developed a treatment for skin cancer. Peplin was sold to LEO Pharma in 2009. Before this, Mr. Aldridge held investment banking positions at leading international financial firms, including Wilson HTM Investment Group, Bear Stearns & Co., Volpe, Brown Whelan & Company, and SG Warburg Group.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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