ISELIN, N.J., Aug. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Outlook Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTLK), a pre-commercial biopharmaceutical company working to develop and launch the first FDA-approved ophthalmic formulation of bevacizumab for use in retinal indications, today announced the appointment of Julia A. Haller, MD, to the Company's Board of Directors.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Haller to Outlook Therapeutics' Board of Directors. As one of the world's most accomplished professionals in ophthalmic education, research, and clinical ophthalmic practice, she will add tremendous value and insight to Outlook Therapeutics,” said Randy Thurman, Executive Chairman of the Outlook Therapeutics Board of Directors.
Julia A. Haller, MD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at Wills Eye Hospital and Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, is a trailblazing retina surgeon-scientist and leader who has innovated translational advances against blindness that arises from many retinal diseases. She also combines her deep medical and scientific expertise with efforts to address healthcare disparities and gender inequality.
A Board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Haller began her career at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital and as a faculty member of the University. Subsequently she moved to Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, where she was appointed Ophthalmologist-in-Chief and William Tasman, MD Endowed Chair as well as Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Her innovative research has resulted in more than 400 published scientific articles and book chapters on a range of subjects, including clinical trials and other advances in retinal pharmacology.
Dr. Haller commented, “I am delighted with the therapeutic potential of ONS-5010 and the strategic approach Outlook Therapeutics has taken in advancing this drug candidate. I believe ONS-5010 has the potential, when approved, to meet the need for broader patient access to on-label treatment for wet AMD and other retinal diseases, and to mitigate the risks to patients associated with the use of off-label repackaged intravenous bevacizumab from compounding pharmacies. I am honored to become part of this endeavor and look forward to working with the Board and executive leadership team at Outlook Therapeutics.”
“We could not ask for a more accomplished and respected ophthalmologist and scientist to join our Board …
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