ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASTM), the leading developer of autologous cellular therapies for the treatment of severe cardiovascular diseases, today announced that Scott C. Durbin has joined the company as chief financial officer. Mr. Durbin brings more than 15 years of healthcare-related banking, financial and corporate development experience to Aastrom.
Mr. Durbin was formerly chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Prescient Medical, Inc., which develops diagnostic and therapeutic catheter-based medical devices for the treatment of severe coronary artery disease. While at Prescient, Mr. Durbin raised more than $60 million in private equity financing and helped advance the company through early-stage research, development and regulatory approval. Previously he served as a finance and corporate development consultant for Scios, Inc. (a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary), and Alteon, Inc. Prior to this consulting work, he was an investment banker with Lehman Brothers, Inc. where he completed more than $5 billion in financings and M&A transactions for life science companies.
"I'm very pleased to welcome Scott to the leadership team at Aastrom. Scott has an exceptionally strong track record in finance, corporate strategy and operations in the life sciences sector," said Tim Mayleben, president and CEO of Aastrom. "His industry expertise will be a key asset to Aastrom as we continue to advance our therapies through late stages of clinical development."
Mr. Durbin earned an MPH in health management from the Yale University School of Medicine & School of Management and a BS from the University of Michigan.
About Aastrom Biosciences
Aastrom Biosciences is developing autologous cellular therapies for use in the treatment of severe cardiovascular diseases. The company's proprietary cell-processing technology enables the production of cellular therapies using a patient's own bone marrow that can be delivered directly to damaged tissues. Aastrom has advanced this technology into late-stage clinical development and is conducting two Phase 2 clinical trials to treat dilated cardiomyopathy and a Phase 2b clinical trial to treat critical limb ischemia. For more information, please visit Aastrom's website at www.aastrom.com.
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