Mark Roessel Named Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance
LuAnn Sabounjian Named Vice President, Clinical Operations
April 12 , 2011 Lexington, MA –- Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today the appointment of Mark Roessel to Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance and LuAnn Sabounjian to Vice President, Clinical Operations. Both Mr. Roessel and Ms. Sabounjian are appointed to key roles in expanding Concert’s development pipeline and will report to Dr. James Shipley, Concert’s Chief Medical Officer.
“As we continue to expand our clinical pipeline, we expect these accomplished leaders will make significant contributions to key aspects of the regulatory and clinical activities necessary to effectively advance our programs from research into and through clinical development,” said James E. Shipley, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Concert Pharmaceuticals. “It’s a pleasure to welcome both Mark and LuAnn to Concert and we look forward to the impact they’ll make to further advance our clinical pipeline of novel deuterated drug compounds.”
Over the past 15 years, Mr. Roessel has held leadership regulatory positions within the biotechnology industry with a demonstrated track record of successful regulatory submissions across all stages of drug development. Before Concert, he served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Indevus Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Endo Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Indevus, he was Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance at AMAG Pharmaceuticals. He has extensive experience in global drug development including CMC activities, planning and designing clinical and preclinical studies, preparing submissions and interfacing with regulatory authorities. Mr. Roessel is a board certified member of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society.
Ms. Sabounjian has a track record of over 20 years of diverse accomplishments in the pharmaceutical industry, including drug development, research and development operations, and medical and scientific support of marketed products. She has held key roles in the development of diverse compounds in neurology, endocrinology, HIV prevention, oncology and psychiatry, among other therapeutic areas. She joins Concert following a 20 year career at Indevus Pharmaceuticals where she held a variety of clinical roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice President of Clinical Development. At Indevus, she organized and implemented clinical trials leading to the approval of four new chemical entities. Before joining the industry she was an Epilepsy Research Nurse and Clinician at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Ms. Sabounjian is a graduate of the Boston College School of Nursing and expects to complete her MBA and MSN degrees next year.