Espero BioPharma CEO and BioFlorida Member Quang Pham selected as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award finalist in Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Fla, May 4, 2017 – EY today announced that Quang Pham, Chief Executive Officer of Espero BioPharma, Inc., is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in Florida. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Pham was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 23 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.
“I am honored to be selected as a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Quang Pham, CEO of Espero. “Our team works diligently every day to bring the best in class medications to patients living with cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death worldwide.” He was the BioFlorida Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipient for 2016.
Under Pham’s leadership, Espero has secured three FDA-approved cardiovascular drugs: NITROLINGUAL® PUMPSPRAY, GONITRO™ (acute relief of an attack or prophylaxis of angina pectoris), DURLAZA® (to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, or death in high-risk patients such as those with diabetes and cardiovascular disease), tecarfarin (anti-coagulant) in Phase 3 and budiodarone (anti-arrhythmia) in Phase 2, pending the closing of the merger with Armetheon, Inc.
Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP in the US, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In Florida, sponsors also include PNC Bank and Vaco.
Espero is a commercial-stage cardiovascular biopharmaceutical company engaged in maximizing the commercial value of proven treatments that improve the quality of life for patients. Espero is focused on compounds with proven safety and efficacy administered via novel delivery solutions in the cardiovascular category. Through Jacksonville Pharmaceuticals, its wholly owned subsidiary, the company markets and distributes selected generic pharmaceutical products including the authorized generic version of Nitrolingual® Pumpspray (nitroglycerin lingual spray). On March 30, 2017, Espero Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Armetheon, Inc. announced their intentions to merge in the second quarter of 2017.
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