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Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SCMP) Co-Founder And Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Ryuji Ueno, To Receive Visionary Award From The Foundation Fighting Blindness


3/25/2014 9:24:04 AM

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BETHESDA, Md., March 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Sucampo) (Nasdaq:SCMP), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Foundation Fighting Blindness (Foundation), a national nonprofit driving sight-saving research, will honor Sucampo's Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Ryuji Ueno, M.D., Ph.D., Ph.D., with the Foundation's Visionary Award, in recognition of Dr. Ueno's longstanding commitment to helping patients with eye diseases. The 12th Annual D.C. "For the Love of Sight" Visionary Awards Dinner will take place on Tuesday, April 1, at 6 p.m. Eastern, at the Ritz-Carlton - Downtown, Washington, D.C., to benefit research into preventions, treatments and cures for vision-robbing retinal diseases including macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa (RP), Usher syndrome and related conditions that affect more than 10 million Americans.

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