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Timothy Franson, M.D.,
Director

Timothy Franson, M.D., has served on our Board of Directors since July 2015. Since April 2014, Dr. Franson has been the Chief Medical Officer for YourEncore, a consultancy that helps global life sciences and consumer health companies accelerate new product pipelines and bring safer, more effective products to consumers. From 2009 to 2014, he was a Principal in FaegreBD Consulting's health and biosciences sector where he led the firm’s global regulatory affairs practice. Until 2008, Dr. Franson was Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs at Lilly Research Laboratories (Eli Lilly and Company). Dr. Franson has been directly involved in dozens of successful major regulatory approvals, and he has extensive clinical and regulatory experience in all pre- and post-approval phases of pharmaceutical development. He has co-chaired working groups for several industry initiatives, including the joint Food and Drug Administration, or FDA,-industry working group addressing clinical aspects of the FDA Modernization Act of 1997. Dr. Franson served as the President of the US Pharmacopeia Convention (USP), which establishes drug quality standards enforced by regulators such as FDA, from 2010 to 2015, and continues to serve on the organization’s Board of Trustees as immediate Past President. In addition, Dr. Franson serves on the board of directors for Cidara Therapeutics and recently joined the board of directors for the Critical Path Institute, which collaborates with FDA and industry in innovation advances. He served on the board of directors for Myrexis (formerly Myriad) Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: MYRX) from 2010 to 2013. Dr. Franson received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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