CORMEDIX INC. ANNOUNCES APPPOINTMENT OF CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER
December 15, 2023
Berkeley Heights, NJ – December 15, 2023 – CorMedix Inc. (Nasdaq: CRMD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic products for the prevention and treatment of life-threatening diseases and conditions, today announced the appointment of Beth Zelnick Kaufman, Esq. as EVP, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary, effective December 12, 2023. The Company also announced that, upon mutual agreement with the Company, Dr. Phoebe Mounts will no longer serve as the Company’s General Counsel, effective December 12, 2023, and will be separating from CorMedix effective December 31, 2023, to pursue other opportunities.
Ms. Zelnick Kaufman has more than two decades of legal, compliance and operations experience in the life sciences industry. Prior to joining CorMedix, she most recently served as Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary of Akorn Pharmaceuticals, a specialty and generic pharmaceuticals company. Ms. Zelnick Kaufman also served in several roles at Amneal Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded global generics, biosimilars and branded pharmaceuticals company, including roles as Assistant General Counsel, Vice President, Legal Affairs, and Head of Government Affairs. During her tenure at these and other pharmaceutical companies, Ms. Zelnick Kaufman gained deep experience in the pharmaceutical industry across legal, regulatory, government affairs, and other operational areas. Earlier in her career, Ms. Zelnick Kaufman held roles at Actavis, Alpharma and Topcon America and spent time as an Associate in the law firm Brown, Rudnick.
“We are excited to welcome Beth to the CorMedix team at such an exciting time for the company,” said Joseph Todisco, Chief Executive Officer of CorMedix. “Beth’s track record in successfully leading the legal and compliance functions in public biopharma companies will be invaluable as we aim to launch DefenCath over the coming months and transition the company to a commercial stage entity. I am looking forward to working with Beth again and to her contributions as a member of the executive team. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the CorMedix team, I would like to thank Phoebe for her contributions to CorMedix, culminating in our recent FDA approval of DefenCath.”
Ms. Zelnick Kaufman holds a Juris Doctor degree from New York University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College.
CorMedix Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic products for the prevention and treatment of life-threatening conditions and diseases. The Company is focused on developing its lead product DefenCath®, a novel, non-antibiotic antimicrobial solution designed to prevent costly and life-threatening bloodstream infections associated with the use of central venous catheters in patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis. DefenCath has been designated by FDA as Fast Track and as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP), and the original New Drug Application (NDA) received priority review in recognition of its potential to address an unmet medical need. DefenCath was approved by the FDA on November 15, 2023 and the Company has indicated an estimated initial launch in 1Q 2024. CorMedix also intends to develop DefenCath as a catheter lock solution for use in other patient populations, and the Company is working with top-tier researchers to develop taurolidine-based therapies for rare pediatric cancers. For more information visit: www.cormedix.com.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, regarding management’s expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or CorMedix’s prospects, including, but not limited to, the commercial launch of DefenCath, CorMedix’s future financial position, financing plans, future revenues, projected costs and the sufficiency of our cash and short-term investments to fund our operations should be considered forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from projections or estimates due to a variety of important factors, including: the risks and uncertainties related to market conditions; CorMedix’s ability to manage its cash resources and the impact on current, planned or future research. These and other risks are described in greater detail in CorMedix’s filings with the SEC, copies of which are available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or upon request from CorMedix. CorMedix may not actually achieve the goals or plans described in its forward-looking statements, and investors should not place undue reliance on these statements. CorMedix assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.