"I am excited to join Anthera as Chief Medical Officer at such a critical time for the company," said Dr. Shanahan. "I look forward to contributing my clinical development experience to the data analysis and interpretation of the blisibimod CHABLIS-SC1 study in lupus patients, the blisibimod BRIGHT-SC final analysis in IgA nephropathy patients, and the Sollpura SOLUTION study in cystic fibrosis patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, all in the fourth quarter of this year."After a brief transition time, Dr. James Pennington will return to his role at Anthera as Senior Clinical Fellow. "We greatly appreciate Jim's hard work and leadership while serving as Interim Chief Medical Officer," said Mr. Thompson. "We look forward to continuing to leverage his extensive clinical experience as we advance our clinical development program." About Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Anthera Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat serious and life-threatening diseases, including exocrine pancreatic insufficiency due to cystic fibrosis, lupus, lupus with glomerulonephritis, and IgA nephropathy. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.anthera.com. Safe Harbor Statement Any statements contained in this press release that refer to future events or other non-historical matters, including statements that are preceded by, followed by, or that include such words as "estimate," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "goal," "expect," "project," or similar statements, are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on Anthera's expectations as of the date of this press release and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially as set forth in Anthera's public filings with the SEC, including Anthera's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Anthera disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
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