"We are excited that Wendell has accepted our offer to join our board, and we will benefit greatly from his leadership as we advance our Phase 2b clinical trials," said
"Ocera's clinical candidate, OCR-002, offers promising clinical benefit for patients with hepatic encephalopathy," said Dr. Wierenga. "I am pleased to be joining Ocera and look forward to helping the company develop as it advances this clinical candidate."
Dr. Wierenga presently serves as executive vice president, research and development at Santarus, Inc. Previously Dr. Wierenga held leadership positions at Ambit Biosciences Corporation, Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., and
Dr. Wierenga has led or participated in the research and development of more than 70 INDs, over 15 NDAs and 16 marketed products, including Lipitor, Neurontin, Lyrica, and Uceris. Dr. Wierenga earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from
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