Calliditas Therapeutics AB (publ) (NASDAQ Stockholm: CALTX) (“Calliditas”) today announced the appointment of Andrew Udell as Vice President, North America Commercial, effective February 1, 2019. Mr. Udell will be part of the management team and brings over two decades of commercial and marketing experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
“Andrew truly brings deep expertise in commercial planning, strategy development and execution, and we are extremely pleased to welcome him to Calliditas,” said Renée Aguiar-Lucander, Chief Executive Officer of Calliditas Therapeutics. “His successful track record of transitioning research and development phase organizations to commercial stage companies will be a key asset as we build out our US commercial presence in advance of launching Nefecon in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). With patient recruitment ongoing in our pivotal Phase 3 study of Nefecon, we continue to lead the development efforts for an effective therapeutic treatment with disease modifying potential for patients with IgAN, a disease with no currently approved medications.”