PDL BioPharma Names Dr. Jill Jene Vice President, Business Development
"Jill brings to PDL more than 20 years of biopharmaceutical business development experience and an exceptional track-record of success spanning more than
"PDL has the managerial expertise and the balance sheet to capitalize on a range of acquisitions and product opportunities that fit its strategic objectives," said Dr. Jene. "I'm excited to be working with the PDL team to generate a pipeline of qualified targets and to consummate transactions that expand the Company's portfolio."
Prior to PDL, Dr. Jene was Senior Vice President, Business Development at twoXAR, where she revamped the business development process, generated a pipeline of opportunities and negotiated deal terms for collaborations, spinouts and licenses. Previously, she was with
Dr. Jene holds a Ph.D. and MS in chemistry from
PDL seeks to provide a significant return for its shareholders by acquiring and managing a portfolio of companies, products, royalty agreements and debt facilities in the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. In 2012, PDL began providing alternative sources of capital through royalty monetizations and debt facilities, and in 2016 began acquiring commercial-stage products and launching specialized companies dedicated to the commercialization of these products. To date, PDL has consummated 17 of such transactions, of which nine are active and outstanding. PDL has one debt transaction outstanding, representing deployed and committed capital of
PDL operates in three segments designated as Income Generating Assets, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Each of these forward-looking statements involves risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those, express or implied, in these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could impair the value of the Company's assets and business are disclosed in the risk factors contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2018. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by such factors. We do not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statement except as required by law.
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