Ocular Therapeutix Names Daniel Bollag as Regulatory Chief

August 11, 2017: By Jon Swedien

Ocular Therapeutix logoOcular Therapeutix has named Daniel Bollag, PhD, its senior vice president, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, and quality, the Bedford, Massachusetts, drugmaker announced Aug. 3.

Bollag served in similar roles at Ariad Pharmaceuticals and Genzyme.

He succeeds Eric Ankerud, who will remain with the company as a senior advisor and consultant.

“Dan’s expertise will be critical as we work towards resubmitting our new drug application (NDA) for Dextenza while continuing to advance our additional development programs,” Ocular Therapeutix CEO Antony Mattessich said.

In mid-July, Ocular Therapeutix received a complete response letter (CRL) from the US FDA for its resubmitted NDA for Dextenza, a proposed treatment for pain after ophthalmic surgery, over deficiencies in manufacturing and testing. It was Dextenza’s second CRL related to plant issues.

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