Marina Biotech appoints Seymour Fein as chief medical officer
Dr. Fein's professional activities have been focused on drug development research for over 35 years.
Dr. Fein has been extensively involved in the successful development of numerous drugs, biologics and medical devices over this time leading to FDA approvals for over 20 drugs (NDAs, sNDAs, BLAs) and devices (PMAs).
Dr. Fein began his career at Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. as a senior research physician and was responsible for a clinical development program that led to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of recombinant interferon-alpha for cancer treatment.
Dr. Fein was also the medical director of Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals (U.S.) where he was responsible for therapeutic areas including gastroenterology, oncology, and cardiology.
He later served as medical director for Rorer Group (now part of Sanofi) and Ohmeda (now part of Baxter).
Dr. Fein founded and has been managing partner of a clinical and regulatory consulting organization and has worked closely with the Division of Gastroenterology and Inborn Errors Products at the FDA.
He has participated in the development of and FDA approval of numerous drug products in many therapeutic areas.
Dr. Fein has successfully overseen entrepreneurial drug development leading to the FDA approval of two orphan drug products in the field of gastroenterology.
Dr. Fein received his B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.D. degree with honors from New York Medical College.
He completed a three-year residency in internal medicine at Dartmouth and a three-year fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Harvard Medical School, where he served as an instructor of medicine during his final fellowship year.
Dr. Fein is board-certified in both oncology and internal medicine. ■
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