Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Announces the Appointment of Stephana Patton as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer
Dr. Patton earned a B.S. in Chemistry from
"We expect 2019 to be a transformative year for Eiger as we plan to file the first-ever NDA for Progeria and ramp up the first-ever international Phase 3 study in Hepatitis Delta Virus infection," said
"This is an exciting time as Eiger prepares to transition into a commercial stage biopharmaceutical company with multiple late stage pipeline programs," said
Eiger is a late stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted therapies for rare and ultra-rare diseases. We innovate by developing well-characterized drugs in newly identified or novel targets in rare diseases. Our mission is to systematically reduce the time and cost of the drug development process to more rapidly deliver important medicines to patients.
The company's lead program is in Phase 3, developing lonafarnib, a first-in-class prenylation inhibitor for the treatment of Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) infection. Eiger is also preparing an NDA for lonafarnib to treat Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS or Progeria) with plans to file in 2019. For additional information about Eiger and its clinical programs, please visit www.eigerbio.com.
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