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NPS Pharmaceuticals

NPS Pharmaceuticals

IN Orphan Drugs
NPS Pharmaceuticals
Date Started:
February 22, 2010
Total Jobs Filled:
About Project

Our relationship with NPS Pharmaceuticals began in 2007 when the company was pursuing an indication in osteoporosis. While they were initially unsuccessful, their unfortunate situation caused them to name a new CEO. The Hennessy Group already had a relationship with this CEO. In fact, we placed him on his first public company board in 2009.

Search Projects:

2010 – Head of Pre-Clinical R&D

2010 – VP Clinical Development

2011 – Head of Medical Affairs

2011 – Chief Commercial Officer

2012 – VP Global Regulatory Affairs

When we began partnering with NPS, they had no approved products.  By leveraging our network in orphan products, we were able to introduce several senior level executives who were instrumental in getting two products approved, and ultimately to market.

In 2015, Shire PLC acquired NPS pharmaceuticals for $5.2 billion.