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Pacira Pharmaceuticals Continues to Build Out Robust Commercial Leadership Team
Mr. Sluby is responsible for the coordination, management, and leadership of the Pacira sales organization, overseeing all aspects of sales execution and customer relations. Mr. Sluby will work closely with the commercial team on the development and implementation of sales and product strategies for EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension).
Mr. Lehmann will be responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of market strategies and tactics, initially focusing on the EXPAREL nerve block launch subsequent to approval. Pacira is currently enrolling two Phase 3 studies in lower and upper extremity nerve blocks. Mr. Lehmann will also oversee development of the marketing and sales approaches for future EXPAREL indications and the launch of additional products in the Pacira pipeline.
“We are excited to add Tom and Matt, two seasoned pharmaceutical executives with long track records of success building and executing on comprehensive commercialization strategies, to the Pacira leadership team,” said
Mr. Sluby joins Pacira from inVentiv Health, where he served as National Business Director, responsible for overseeing the sales and performance management of three national sales forces. Prior to this position, Mr. Sluby served as Senior Vice President of Global Client Relations for Taconic BioSciences, where he led a global sales and marketing team. Mr. Sluby also held several management roles during a 15-year period at
Prior to Pacira, Mr. Lehmann held various executive positions during a 21-year career at
EXPAREL (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) is currently indicated for single-dose infiltration into the surgical site to produce postsurgical analgesia. The product combines bupivacaine with DepoFoam®, a proven product delivery technology that delivers medication over a desired time period. EXPAREL represents the first and only multivesicular liposome local anesthetic that can be utilized in the peri- or postsurgical setting. By utilizing the DepoFoam platform, a single dose of EXPAREL delivers bupivacaine over time, providing significant reductions in cumulative pain score with up to a 45 percent decrease in opioid consumption; the clinical benefit of the opioid reduction was not demonstrated. Additional information is available at www.EXPAREL.com.
Forward Looking Statements
Any statements in this press release about our future expectations, plans, outlook and prospects, and other statements containing the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may” and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including risks relating to: the success of our sales and manufacturing efforts in support of the commercialization of EXPAREL; the rate and degree of market acceptance of EXPAREL; the size and growth of the potential markets for EXPAREL and our ability to serve those markets; our plans to expand the use of EXPAREL to additional indications and opportunities, and the timing and success of any related clinical trials; the related timing and success of
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