Capstone Therapeutics appoints Robert J. Spiegel to board of directors
Dr. Spiegel has more than 25 years of executive-level pharmaceutical development and product commercialization experience with Schering-Plough. Until his retirement in November 2009, Dr. Spiegel held the position of Chief Medical Officer at Schering-Plough and was a member of their Pharmaceutical Leadership Board and Corporate Licensing Review Board; he was also Chairman of Schering-Plough's Safety Review Board and Preparedness Response Committee (Crisis Control).
While with Schering-Plough, Dr. Spiegel was involved in the filing of over thirty NDA submissions and interacted with US FDA and EU regulatory authorities on a regular basis, serving on the executive committees overseeing all research projects and drug licensing activities. He also served as the lead Schering-Plough representative in numerous joint venture development projects with biotechnology and other large pharmaceutical partnerships.
Dr. Spiegel originally joined Schering-Plough as Director, Clinical Research, progressing through clinical operations as Vice President, Clinical Research, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Clinical Research, becoming Chief Medical Officer in 1998. ■