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Idera Pharmaceuticals Appoints James Geraghty As Chairman Of The Board Of Directors

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Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDRA) today announced the appointment of James Geraghty to serve as a member of the Board of Directors and also as its Chairman. Mr. Geraghty has held a wide range of leadership positions during a 20-year career at Genzyme Corporation, including substantial experience overseeing product development, commercial launches, and strategic transactions. Mr. Geraghty also served as a Senior Vice President of Sanofi SA following its acquisition of Genzyme, and recently took on a role as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Third Rock Ventures.

“It is my great pleasure to welcome Jim to Idera at this transformative period. We believe that the recently announced results of our clinical trials with Toll-like Receptor (TLR) antagonist drug candidates provide proof-of-concept for TLR antagonism as a novel approach to the treatment of psoriasis and potentially other autoimmune and inflammatory diseases,” said Dr. Sudhir Agrawal, Chief Executive Officer of Idera. “I believe that the addition of Jim and his extensive experience comes at an ideal moment, and we look forward to his guidance and contributions as we advance our programs toward later stage development.”

“Idera has established a clear leadership position in TLR research, and has generated very promising development candidates. I believe these candidates are poised to make important contributions to patients with serious diseases, and look forward to working with the entire Idera team to bring these TLR candidates through clinical development and to market,” said Mr. James Geraghty.

James Geraghty is a life sciences industry leader. Currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Third Rock Ventures, Jim served as Senior Vice President, North America Strategy and Business Development at Sanofi, where he was a member of the Office of the CEO. Prior to Sanofi's acquisition Jim spent 20 years at Genzyme Corporation, most recently as Senior Vice President, and helped Genzyme introduce rare disease therapies around the world. His roles included President of Genzyme Europe, where he oversaw several new product launches, and General Manager of Genzyme's cardiovascular business, where he guided the development of a recently approved antisense product. He also led strategic transactions that brought important new products into Genzyme, as well as divestitures valued at over $1 billion. He was previously Chairman, President and CEO of Genzyme Transgenics Corporation (later GTC Biotherapeutics), which he founded and took public. Jim served as co-chair of the executive committee for BIO 2007, was for a number of years a member of the board of Bluebird Bio, and continues to serve on the board of Bio Ventures for Global Health (BVGH). A graduate of the Yale Law School, he has published articles in the Yale Law Journal, Health Affairs and elsewhere. He holds an MS from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Georgetown University.

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