Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ: DYAX) announced today the appointment of Todd Bazemore as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Bazemore will be responsible for leading Dyax’s commercial organization which currently markets KALBITOR ® (ecallantide) for the treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) in patients 12 years of age and older.
Mr. Bazemore joins Dyax as a pharmaceutical executive with 20 years of leadership and commercial operating experience in sales, marketing and managed markets. He most recently served as Vice President, Managed Markets at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly Sepracor). Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing leading the Sunovion Respiratory Business Unit where he was responsible for the overall strategic direction and financial performance of the unit which generated $680 million in annual revenue. During his time at Sunovion, Mr. Bazemore held several roles of increasing responsibility in marketing and sales leadership including Vice President of Sales for the Pinnacle Sales Team, which was responsible for promoting OMNARIS ®, as well as LUNESTA ®, one of the most successful pharmaceutical product launches in the U.S. He also went on to build and oversee multiple sales and marketing teams responsible for several successful new product launches including BROVANA ® and XOPENEX ®.
“Todd is a senior healthcare executive with two decades of commercial experience in both primary care and specialty markets, which makes him ideally suited to lead our commercial team,” said Gustav Christensen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dyax. “His strong track record of strategic leadership, operational execution, and launching and developing brands will be highly valuable as we aim to grow our KALBITOR business and as we develop plans for how to optimize the value of DX-2930 which is currently in clinical development.”
Mr. Bazemore stated, “It's a privilege to join the Dyax team during this important time as we continue to successfully commercialize KALBITOR and develop our future plans for DX-2930. I'm excited about the opportunity we have to truly help both the patients suffering from HAE and the physicians that treat them.”