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Aton Pharma, Inc. Announces Michael H. Richardson to Head Orphan Drug Division



2/9/2010 8:22:33 AM

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Aton Pharma, Inc., a diversified specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that Michael H. Richardson has joined the company as Vice President, Commercial Operations for the newly formed Orphan Drug Business Unit. Donald A. Fishbein assumes the same role for the Ophthalmic Business Unit. A wholly owned subsidiary of Princeton Pharma Holdings LLC, Aton is focused on the development and commercialization of unique products in ophthalmology and orphan diseases.

Mr. Richardson possesses nearly 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical marketing, sales, product planning and business development. Prior to joining Aton, he was a Group Director of Marketing and Senior Director of Worldwide Product Planning for Cephalon. In those roles, Mr. Richardson was responsible for the successful launch of multiple products.

Prior to Cephalon, Mr. Richardson was a Director of Global Strategic Marketing at Johnson & Johnson where he worked on optimizing the life cycle of several strategic products. Also at Johnson & Johnson he served in New Product Planning. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Richardson was in Sales for Merck & Co., Inc. He holds a B.A. degree in Chemistry from West Virginia University and a M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

CONTACT: Ed Stevens, +1-727-327-3396, estevens@chasepr.com, for Aton
Pharma, Inc.

Web site: http://www.atonrx.com/


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