Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Announces Leadership Transition
Board Forms Search Committee to Assist in Identifying Successor
“On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I want to thank Keith for his significant contributions to Rhythm,” said
Dr. Meeker continued, “As Rhythm prepares to enter its next chapter as a commercial company, now is an appropriate time to initiate this transition. We believe Rhythm has a strong management team, is well capitalized, and all of its major milestones are on track, including the planned submission of our first NDA to the
“For the more than eight years that I have been CEO, it has been an honor to lead the talented Rhythm team, and I am immensely proud of our work to advance setmelanotide and bolster the understanding of rare genetic disorders of obesity,” said Dr. Gottesdiener. “With the completion of our first Phase 3 trials and our pending NDA submission, it is a natural time for me to pass the baton and for Rhythm to welcome new leadership. I am confident that Rhythm is in an excellent position to deliver on the potential of setmelanotide, and I look forward to working with the Board and leadership team over the next several months to ensure a smooth transition.”
In August of 2019, Rhythm announced the achievement of positive topline results from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating setmelanotide, the Company’s MC4R agonist, for the treatment of pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) and leptin receptor (LEPR) deficiency obesities.
Rhythm remains on track to complete the submission of a rolling NDA to the
Rhythm is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of rare genetic disorders of obesity. The company recently announced positive topline results from pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials of setmelanotide, its MC4R agonist, in people living with POMC deficiency obesity and LEPR deficiency obesity, and plans to complete its first rolling NDA submission to the
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 anticipated timing for submission of an NDA, its ability to find a successor for its Chief Executive Officer and President, its expectations regarding the timing of topline data from its clinical trials, its sufficiency of cash, and its ongoing efforts related the efficacy of setmelanotide in patients with POMC deficiency obesity, LEPR deficiency obesity, Bardet-Biedl syndrome and Alström syndrome. Statements using words such as “expect”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “may”, “will” and similar terms are also forward looking statements. Such statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, Rhythm’s ability to enroll patients in clinical trials, the design and outcome of clinical trials, the impact of competition, the impact of the management transition, the ability to achieve or obtain necessary regulatory approvals, risks associated with data analysis and reporting, use of cash and expenses, and other risks as may be detailed from time to time in Rhythm’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other reports it files with the
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