Icon Bioscience Inc., a privately held specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of unique ophthalmic pharmaceuticals based on its patented and proprietary Verisome drug delivery technology, said that David Tierney joined the Company as President & Chief Executive Officer.
Previously, Tierney served as President & COO of Oceana Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty therapeutic company he co-founded in mid-2008. Oceana quickly established a global commercial network and by December 2011 was acquired by Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP: Quote).
In 2000, David was appointed President & CEO of Hydro Med Sciences (HMS), a research firm with a promising drug delivery platform. Under his leadership, HMS emerged as Valera Pharmaceuticals, a fully integrated, commercial, specialty pharma company that successfully completed an initial public offering in 2005. Valera has since been merged into Endo Pharmaceuticals (ENDP). Prior to Valera, Tierney was President of Biovail Technologies, a drug delivery division of Biovail Corporation - a predecessor to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX). Earlier in his career, he served as Senior VP, Drug Development at Roberts Pharmaceutical and in a variety of management positions at Elan Corporation.
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