Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment of Stuart Arbuckle to its Board of Directors
“We are excited to welcome Stuart to our Board of Directors as we move through the late-stage clinical development of setmelanotide and begin to develop a commercial infrastructure,” said Rhythm Board of Directors Chairman
Mr. Arbuckle currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at
“I look forward to working with Rhythm which is uniquely positioned to transform the care of rare genetic disorders of obesity. With setmelanotide, Rhythm is advancing a therapy that has the potential to restore appetite control and reduce weight by overcoming impairments within the MC4R pathway,” said Mr. Arbuckle. “Simultaneously, the company is building a community of genetic specialists, health care providers, caregivers and patients to better understand these disorders and improve patient care and management.”
Rhythm is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of rare genetic disorders of obesity. Rhythm is currently evaluating the efficacy and safety of setmelanotide, the company’s first-in-class MC4R agonist, in Phase 3 studies in patients with Pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) deficiency obesity, Leptin receptor (LEPR) deficiency obesity, Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, and Alström syndrome. Rhythm is dedicated to improving the understanding of severe obesity that results from specific genetic disorders. For healthcare professionals, visit www.UNcommonObesity.com for more information. For patients and caregivers, visit www.LEADforRareObesity.com for more information. The company is based in Boston, MA.
This press release contains certain statements that are forward-looking within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding Rhythm’s business strategy and goals, its future clinical development, and its expectations regarding setmelanotide. Statements using word such as “expect”, “goal”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “may”, “will”, “plan” and similar terms are also forward looking statements. Such statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, our ability to enroll patients in clinical trials, the design and outcome of clinical trials, the impact of competition, the ability to achieve or obtain necessary regulatory approvals, risks associated with data analysis and reporting, and expenses, and other risks as may be detailed from time to time in our Annual Reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other reports we file with the
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