-- Veteran Industry Executive and Anesthesiologist Brings Significant Clinical and Commercial Experience in Pain Management --
PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacira BioSciences, Inc. (PCRX), a leading provider of innovative non-opioid pain management options, today announces the appointment of Donald C. Manning, M.D., Ph.D., as the Company’s Chief Medical Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Manning, who brings more than 20 years of experience in biopharmaceutical executive leadership, was most recently, Chief Medical Officer at Adynxx, Inc., a development company focused on advancing disease-modifying products for the treatment of pain management and inflammation. In his new position, Dr. Manning will report directly to David Stack, chairman and chief executive officer of Pacira BioSciences.
“We are delighted to have Don join our leadership team. Don’s deep domain expertise in both anesthesiology and pharmacology will be of great value as we advance the commercial and clinical development of our non-opioid pain management portfolio. His career-long focus on patient quality of care is an excellent fit with our vision and culture, which is dedicated to making a fundamental difference in patients’ lives,” said Mr. Stack.
“I am excited to be joining a talented and dedicated leadership team and to be working on the cutting edge of innovative technologies to provide opioid-sparing pain management to patients across a variety of surgical and rehabilitative settings. I look forward to applying my experiences in the commercial and clinical development of novel pain management solutions to help solve the devastating medical complications associated with opioid misuse and abuse,” commented Dr. Manning.
Since 2012, Dr. Manning has served as Chief Medical Officer of Adynxx, Inc., Prior to Adynxx, Dr. Manning had a 14-year career in the pharmaceutical industry where he held positions of increasing scope and responsibility starting at Novartis, where he served as Global Head of Analgesics Development to Celgene, where he was Vice President and Neurosciences Therapeutic Area Head. Subsequent to that, Dr. Manning served as Vice President and Head of Clinical Development at Alpharma, as Vice President of Medical Affairs at King Pharma, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Shionogi Inc.
Dr. Manning received his B.S. in Physiology and Biochemistry from McGill University and earned his M.D. at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology in the laboratory of Dr. Solomon H. Snyder at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He pursued residency training in Anesthesiology, fellowship training in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Neurosurgery under Dr. James Campbell all at Johns Hopkins. Before joining the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Manning held clinical academic faculty positions in the Departments of Anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins, where he was co-director of the Pain Management Center and The University of Virginia Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Manning has lectured and published widely on a variety of pain management topics and is a past-president and current board member of the Eastern Pain Association.
About Pacira BioSciences
Pacira BioSciences, Inc. (PCRX) is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to advancing and improving outcomes for health care practitioners and their patients. The company’s long-acting local analgesic, EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) was commercially launched in the United States in April 2012. EXPAREL utilizes DepoFoam®, a unique and proprietary product delivery technology that encapsulates drugs without altering their molecular structure, and releases them over a desired period of time. In April 2019, Pacira acquired the iovera° system, a handheld cryoanalgesia device used to deliver precise, controlled doses of cold temperature only to targeted nerves. To learn more about Pacira, including the corporate mission to reduce overreliance on opioids, visit www.pacira.com.
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