Aclaris Therapeutics Expands Leadership Team

Aclaris Therapeutics

WAYNE, PA — Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRS) announced the recent appointment of Douglas Manion, M.D., FRCP (C), as President and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Manion will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, continuing to develop Aclaris’ infrastructure and helping Aclaris develop its vision and overall strategic direction alongside Neal Walker, Aclaris’ CEO, and Aclaris’ board of directors.

“We are excited to strengthen our leadership team by welcoming Dr. Manion to Aclaris,” said Dr. Neal Walker, CEO of Aclaris. “Doug’s significant experience across the business, strong background in drug development, and track record of leading organizations, building teams and creating value for both large and small organizations will be extremely valuable as we continue to advance our drug development pipeline.”

Dr. Manion brings over 25 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in both large and small companies. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he oversaw all research and development activities until its acquisition by Pfizer Inc. Prior to that, Dr. Manion was the Chief Executive Officer of Kleo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an immuno-oncology company, until its acquisition by Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. Dr. Manion’s previous biopharmaceutical experience included leadership roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, DuPont Pharmaceuticals and DuPont Merck Pharmaceuticals.

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“Aclaris is at an exciting stage in its life, and I am thrilled to join the organization,” said Dr. Manion. “I look forward to leveraging my strengths in helping Aclaris grow and execute on its strategy.”

Dr. Manion’s appointment took effect on August 1, 2022. In connection with his appointment, Dr. Walker will no longer serve as the President, but will continue to serve as Aclaris’ Chief Executive Officer.

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