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23 Apr 2018

Xellia Pharmaceuticals Appoints Craig Boyd as President, Xellia US as it Expands its Commercial Organization

Xellia Pharmaceuticals Appoints Craig Boyd as President, Xellia US as it Expands its Commercial Organization in Preparation for the Launch of its Value-Added Anti-Infective Drug Products

Xellia Pharmaceuticals (‘Xellia’ or the ‘Company’), a specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on providing important anti-infective treatments against serious and often life-threatening infections, announced today that it has appointed Craig Boyd to the new leadership role of President, Xellia US. Craig will be responsible for leading the growth of Xellia’s US business as the Company prepares to launch its pipeline of value-added anti-infective drug products into the US market. Xellia is also significantly expanding its commercial organization with a new office planned in Chicago to complement its increased US manufacturing capabilities as its facilities in Cleveland Ohio come into full operation in 2018.

Craig brings more than 20 years’ experience in various global pharmaceutical markets, working extensively in the US, Asia, Europe and Australia and across numerous product categories such as brands, biosimilars, devices, generics and specialty generics. Craig joins Xellia from his most recent role as Chief Commercial Officer at Envigo. Previously he was the Executive Vice President of Mayne Pharma’s US specialty brands and prior to this Craig led global commercial sales functions at Hospira and Mylan. He also spent 10 years at Novartis as a senior commercial sales and marketing executive.

Craig reports directly to Xellia’s CEO, Carl-Åke Carlsson, who on welcoming him said: “Craig is a talented leader with deep market insight and customer understanding which will be instrumental in growing our business in the US and building our commercial organization. Since 2014, we have been developing our pipeline of value-added anti-infectives to meet the needs of healthcare professionals and their patients. Craig’s expertise will be invaluable in developing our commercialization strategy to ensure the timely entry of our lead product, Premixed Vancomycin RTU, and other products into the US market.”

Commenting on his appointment as President, Xellia US, Craig Boyd said:”The US market is extremely important for Xellia and I am excited to be building the further growth of the Company’s business in this territory. As well as focusing on the new commercial business and product launches, we will actively look to secure partnerships that will utilize the significant sterile injectable manufacturing footprint that Xellia is developing in the US.”

Xellia’s pipeline of value-added anti-infectives drugs is centred on formulation improvements for marketed drugs from its core portfolio and is intended to enhance patient care. The most advanced product in Xellia’s pipeline is its Novel Premixed Vancomycin Ready-to-Use (RTU) Bag, which was recently granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), providing incentives for the development of antibiotics, including priority review and eligibility for fast-track designation. During 2018, the Company plans to submit a New Drug Application (NDA) for this product to the FDA.

For more information, please contact:

Xellia Pharmaceuticals
Carl-Åke Carlsson, CEO
Tel: +45 32 64 55 00

Instinctif Partners (International media relations) 
Eileen Paul / Ashley Tapp / Melanie Toyne-Sewell
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7457 2020

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