People: Biomerica Inc (BMRA.OQ)
19 Aug 2019
Dr. Mark A. Sirgo, serves as an Independent Director of the Company. is currently Vice Chairman of BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. ("BDSI"). He previously served as President & CEO of BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (“BDSI”) from January 2005 until January of 2018. He joined BDSI in August 2004 as Senior Vice President of Commercialization and Corporate Development upon the acquisition of Arius Pharmaceuticals, of which he was a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. While at BDSI he oversaw the FDA approval and commercialization of three products for pain and addiction medicine. Dr. Sirgo has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including 16 years in clinical drug development, 7 years in marketing, sales, and business development and 15 years in executive management positions. Prior to his involvement with Arius Pharmaceuticals, he spent 16 years in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in both clinical development and marketing at Glaxo, Glaxo Wellcome, and GlaxoSmithKline, including Vice President of International OTC Development and Vice President of New Product Marketing. Dr. Sirgo was responsible for managing the development and FDA approval of Zantac 75 while at Glaxo Wellcome, among other accomplishments. From 1996 to 1999, Dr. Sirgo was Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc., a leading contract service provider to the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Sirgo served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLXP), a specialty pharmaceutical company specializing in gastrointestinal products from 2008 until its sale to Valeant Pharmaceuticals in 2015. Dr. Sirgo is also Chairman of RDD Pharma, a private development stage gastrointestinal company.
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