SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hyperion Therapeutics (Nasdaq:HPTX) announced today that Larry J. Singer has joined the company as vice president, Manufacturing. Mr. Singer is an executive with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and global supply chain operations.
"With the recent launch of Ravicti ® and acquisition of Buphenyl ®, we are pleased to hire an executive of Larry's caliber and wealth of experience to lead our supply operations as we build our commercial presence and reputation in the marketplace," said Donald J. Santel, chief executive officer of Hyperion.
For the past 8 years, Mr. Singer was president of NexGen Consulting Group, LLC providing technical consulting services to the pharma, biotech, food, and consumer products industries. Prior to NexGen, Mr. Singer was senior director, Strategic Supply Chain & head of Biosimilars Division for Biogen Idec, Inc., a biotechnology company. Earlier in his career, he was senior director, Operations at Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company and also held managerial roles at Gilead Sciences, Inc., Dey Laboratories, Syntex Corporation and Wyeth Laboratories. Mr. Singer holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, an M.B.A from University of Phoenix, and a B.Sc. from St. John's University.About Hyperion Therapeutics Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. is a commercial stage biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and delivering life-changing treatments for orphan diseases and hepatology. The company's first commercial product, Ravicti® (glycerol phenylbutyrate) Oral Liquid, was approved in February 2013 and is currently being marketed in the United States. The company also owns and markets BUPHENYL® (sodium phenylbutyrate) Tablets and Powder worldwide. For more information, please visit www.hyperiontx.com .
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