BioCryst Appoints Anthony Doyle Chief Financial Officer
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced the appointment of Anthony Doyle as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO).
Mr. Doyle joins BioCryst from Worldwide Clinical Trials, a full-service global contract research organization, where he has served as CFO since 2014.
From 2004 to 2012, Mr. Doyle held a series of increasingly responsible roles at General Electric (GE), moving through FP&A, controller, audit, tax and commercial finance rotations in the GE Financial Management and Corporate Audit Staff finance and leadership training programs. He then led risk and pricing for GE Healthcare’s $1.2 billion U.S. diagnostic imaging business and served as global program manager for GE Healthcare Solutions, a hospital and healthcare outcomes-based consulting company. From 2012 to 2014, he was CFO of World Book, a Berkshire Hathaway company.
“Anthony is a seasoned, global, life science leader who brings a track record of accomplishment helping build and grow businesses. This is exactly what we need as we prepare for our first launch with berotralstat and advance our very exciting pipeline,” said Jon Stonehouse, chief executive officer of BioCryst.
“BioCryst is a uniquely positioned biotech company with significant potential near-term revenues and a dynamic pipeline right behind it. I am excited to add my experience to the team as the company accelerates through its commercial transition and delivers important new oral medicines to patients with rare diseases,” Doyle said.
Mr. Doyle received his B.A. from Dublin City University (Ireland) and his DESEM from Reims Management School (France).
About BioCryst Pharmaceuticals
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals discovers novel, oral small-molecule medicines that treat rare diseases in which significant unmet medical needs exist and an enzyme plays a key role in the biological pathway of the disease. BioCryst has several ongoing development programs including berotralstat (BCX7353), an oral treatment for hereditary angioedema, BCX9930, an oral Factor D inhibitor for the treatment of complement-mediated diseases, galidesivir, a potential treatment for Marburg virus disease and Yellow Fever, and BCX9250, an ALK-2 inhibitor for the treatment of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. RAPIVAB® (peramivir injection), a viral neuraminidase inhibitor for the treatment of influenza, is BioCryst’s first approved product and has received regulatory approval in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and the European Union. Post-marketing commitments for RAPIVAB are ongoing. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.BioCryst.com.
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