WAYNE, PA — Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRS), a physician-led biopharmaceutical company focused on immuno-inflammatory diseases, this week announced the appointment of Vincent Milano to its board of directors, effective January 7, 2020.
Vincent Milano has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the board of directors, of Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly held biopharmaceutical company, since December 2014. Prior to joining Idera, between 1996 and 2014, Mr. Milano served in increasingly senior roles at ViroPharma Inc., a pharmaceutical company that was acquired by Shire Plc in 2014, most recently as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2014.
Prior to joining ViroPharma, Mr. Milano served in increasingly senior roles, most recently as a senior manager, at KPMG LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, from 1985 to 1996. Mr. Milano also served on the board of directors of ViroPharma from 2008 to 2014, Spark Therapeutics, Inc. from 2014 to 2019 and Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. from 2010 to 2019. Mr. Milano currently serves on the board of directors of VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private company, and Life Sciences Cares Philadelphia, a non-profit organization. Mr. Milano holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rider College.
“We are pleased to welcome Vin to the Aclaris Board of Directors. His extensive operational and business development experience will be invaluable as we continue to progress our small molecule kinase inhibitor pipeline for immuno-inflammatory diseases,” said Dr. Neal Walker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aclaris. We look forward to leveraging Vin’s deep experience and leadership to help guide Aclaris as we continue to execute on our new strategic direction.”
Source: Aclaris Therapeutics, 640 Lee Road Suite 200, Wayne PA 19087
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