DEVON, Pa., Feb. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ZYNE), the leader in innovative pharmaceutically-produced transdermal cannabinoid therapies for rare and near-rare neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced the appointment of Pamela Stephenson to its Board of Directors. Ms. Stephenson serves as the Vice President for Global Market Access and Value at Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
“We are excited to welcome Pamela to our Board at such a pivotal time for the Company,” said Armando Anido, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zynerba. “Pamela brings with her a wealth of expertise in commercial planning, market development, product launch and market access. This experience will be essential as we develop the market for ZYN002 in Fragile X Syndrome and await data from our ongoing pivotal CONNECT-FX study. Pamela’s commercial insight will be instrumental as we continue toward our goal of bringing important new products to market for patients with few, if any, therapeutic options.”
Ms. Stephenson has served as Vice President at Vertex Pharmaceuticals since 2008. She is currently responsible for leading the global market access and pricing strategy for current and future products. She oversees the Health Economics & Outcomes Research and the Global Pricing & Market Access teams and is a member of the Commercial Leadership Team that guides the global commercial strategy for Vertex. Previously, Ms. Stephenson served as Vice President of Cystic Fibrosis Marketing and Patient Services at Vertex, where she led the U.S. launch of Orkambi® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor). She also led the launch of the company’s first commercial product, Incivek® (telaprevir) for Hepatitis C. The Incivek team received the Prix Galien Award for Best Pharmaceutical Product in 2012. Prior to Vertex, Pamela was with Pfizer for 10 years in roles of increasing strategic importance, and led marketing efforts for brands such as Viagra® (sildenafil citrate) and Aromasin® (exemestane). She has a BA from Brown University and an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health.
“Zynerba is in an important phase of its journey as it begins its preparations for a potential launch of the first product ever indicated for use in children and adolescents with Fragile X Syndrome,” said Ms. Stephenson. “I am excited to join Zynerba’s Board of Directors at this time, and look forward to contributing to the Company’s future successes.”
About Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals is the leader in pharmaceutically-produced transdermal cannabinoid therapies for rare and near-rare neuropsychiatric disorders. We are committed to improving the lives of patients and their families living with severe, chronic health conditions including Fragile X Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q), and a heterogeneous group of rare and ultra-rare epilepsies known as developmental and epileptic encephalopathies (DEE). Learn more at www.zynerba.com and follow us on Twitter at @ZynerbaPharma.
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William Roberts, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications