Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX), a niche generic pharmaceutical company, announced today that its Board of Directors appointed Dr. Adrienne Graves, Ph.D., as Director of the Company, effective March 2, 2012.
Raj Rai, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are excited to have Dr. Graves join our Board. Dr. Graves brings years of experience and expertise in ophthalmology. We look forward to her leadership and insight as we continue to build the ophthalmic segment of our business.”
Adrienne L. Graves, Ph.D., is a visual scientist by training and a global industry leader in ophthalmology. From 2002 to 2010, Dr. Graves was President and Chief Executive Officer of Santen Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. She joined Santen Inc. in 1995 as Vice President of Clinical Affairs to initiate the company's clinical development efforts in the U.S. Prior to joining Santen Inc., Dr. Graves spent nine years with Alcon Laboratories, Inc. ("Alcon") in various roles. She currently serves on the Boards of TearLab Corporation, Encore Vision, the American Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation, the Pan-American Ophthalmology Foundation, the American Association for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Glaucoma Research Foundation, KeepYourSight Foundation, the Corporation Committee for the Brown University Medical School, and the Advisory Board for Amach Capital Partners. Dr. Graves also co-founded Ophthalmic Women Leaders and Glaucoma 360. She received her B.A. in Psychology with honors from Brown University, her PhD in Psychobiology from the University of Michigan and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in visual neuroscience at the University of Paris.
About Akorn, Inc.
Akorn, Inc. is a niche pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of multisource and branded pharmaceuticals. Akorn has manufacturing facilities located in Decatur, Illinois and Somerset, New Jersey where the Company manufactures ophthalmic and injectable pharmaceuticals. Additional information is available on the Company’s website at
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