Two ODs to serve on drugmaker’s new scientific advisory board

November 29, 2011

California-based InSite Vision Incorporated announced the appointment of a new Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to help guide and shape its research programs in the development of novel ophthalmic medicines. Members of InSite’s SAB represent leaders in ophthalmic research, treatment and clinical drug development, including Richard Lindstrom, M.D., Gary Foulks, M.D., Michael Lemp, M.D., and Kelly Nichols, O.D., Ph.D., MPH. The SAB will be led by InSite’s Chief Medical Officer Kamran Hosseini, M.D., Ph.D. Brian Levy, O.D., a member of InSite’s Board of Directors, will also participate in all SAB meetings.

“We are very pleased to bring together these key eye care thought leaders to establish the InSite Vision Scientific Advisory Board. Their deep insight into the etiology of important ocular diseases will be instrumental in advancing our therapeutic programs”

“The interest and direct participation of these world-class medical professionals on our SAB reflects the progress InSite is achieving in the development of ocular medicines,” said Dr. Hosseini. “Our SAB members have already made significant contributions to our current clinical development programs, providing input on trial protocols and endpoint design. We look forward to future contributions in the same vein.”

Dr. Nichols is a professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry where she currently has an National Institutes of Health grant to study dry eye in postmenopausal women. She serves as a medical advisor to the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation and sits on the governing board of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society and the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry.

Dr. Levy joined the Board of Directors with more than 30 years of industry experience. He is currently the chief scientific officer of Nexis Vision.

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