Ocular Therapeutix Names Goldstein as Chief Medical Officer
11 September 2017 - - Bedford, Massachusetts-based ocular biopharmaceuticals specialist Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCUL) has appointed Michael Goldstein, M.D., M.B.A., as Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the company said.
Goldstein is an ophthalmologist, having held several senior medical leadership positions with ophthalmology-focused pharmaceutical companies and published extensively in multiple ophthalmology scientific journals.
In his roles CMO, Goldstein will oversee the clinical development of the company's product pipeline.
Prior to joining Ocular Therapeutix, Goldstein served as CMO of Applied Genetic Technologies Corp. (AGCT), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of products for the treatment of rare diseases, with a focus on ophthalmology.
Before joining AGTC, he held several positions of increasing responsibility with Eleven Biotherapeutics, including CMO and vice president of clinical research.
Since 2002, Goldstein has served as co-director, cornea and external disease service and assistant professor of ophthalmology at the New England Eye Center and Tufts University School of Medicine.
Previously, he was director of Refractory Surgery Service and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Ocular Therapeutix is focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye using its proprietary hydrogel platform technology. Its lead product candidate, Dextenza (dexamethasone insert) 0.4 mg for intracanalicular use, has completed Phase 3 clinical development for the treatment of ocular pain and inflammation following ophthalmic surgery.