Baudax Bio Appoints Arnold Baskies, M.D. and Andrew Drechsler to Board of Directors
MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baudax Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BXRX), a pharmaceutical company focused on therapeutics for acute care settings, today announced that Arnold Baskies, M.D. and Andrew Drechsler, have been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors.
Dr. Baskies is a past Chief Science Officer and Chairman of the National Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society. He is a fellowship trained surgical oncologist recognized with numerous major awards in the field. Mr. Drechsler serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Provention Bio, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to intercepting and preventing immune-mediated disease, and previously as Chief Financial Officer of Insmed Incorporated.
“We are pleased to welcome both Arnold Baskies, M.D. and Andy Drechsler to Baudax’s Board,” said Alfred Altomari, Chairman of the Board at Baudax Bio. “Arnold’s breadth of experience in all facets of general surgical problems as well as validation through receipt of many national awards in the field of surgery, will prove to be beneficial as we advance our pipeline. Similarly, Andy’s experience, and background in finance, most recently as Chief Financial Officer for Provention Bio and previously of Insmed Incorporated, comes at a perfect time in our commercialization efforts of ANJESO. We look forward to the expertise they bring to our board, and feel we are well positioned to strengthen our efforts to communicate the benefits of ANJESO as an option for the management of moderate to severe pain in surgical settings.”
Dr. Baskies has served as the Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society of New York and New Jersey, and has served on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, and was elected as President, of the American Cancer Society for New York and New Jersey in September 2010. He is the recipient of major awards in cancer research from the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Radium Society, the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons and the American Cancer Society. In addition, he has received the EPIC Award from the NJ Institute of Nursing and the Silver Chalice Award from the American Cancer Society, for his role in providing leadership in cancer prevention and treatment for the citizens of New Jersey. He has maintained a medical practice in southern New Jersey for 37 years and has personally treated over 3,000 patients with various types of cancer and has performed over 10,000 surgical procedures. Dr. Baskies received his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude at Boston University, graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine, and completed his surgical residency at Boston Medical Center. He received his fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute.