CELGENE APPOINTS JAMES A. ROMESSER VICE-PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
CELGENE APPOINTS JAMES A. ROMESSER VICE-PRESIDENT
OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
WARREN, N.J., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) today announced the appointment of James A. Romesser, Ph.D., as vice-president of Research and Development - Biotreatment Systems, a newly created position.
"Jim Romesser will be a tremendous asset to Celgene," said John Ufheil, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "His extensive scientific background and technical management experience will contribute greatly to our research and development of practical systems to treat hazardous wastes."
Romesser joins Celgene after fourteen years at DuPont Company in Central Research and Development where he held various positions. Most recently, Romesser was responsible for DuPont's Environmental Biotechnology Program. In that capacity, Romesser managed all aspects of the research, development and application of innovative technologies in bioremediation, bioreclamation, biological treatment processes for wastewater and process streams and environmental diagnostics. Romesser also maintained an active biodegradable plastics research lab. Previously at DuPont, Romesser was a research supervisor and principal investigator of microbiology, studying biodegradation of herbicides and fermentation processes to form specialty chemicals.
Romesser has authored several articles in prestigious scientific publications. In addition, he holds or has pending patents on biotransformation processes to synthesize specialty chemicals, biodegradation processes to confer herbicide resistance, and environmentally degradable plastics.
Romesser is a member of the Bio/Environmentally Degradable Polymers Society and the American Society of Microbiology. Romesser received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana.
Celgene Corporation, based in Warren, N.J., is a chemical biotechnology company engaged in the development of chiral chemicals and proprietary biotreatment systems to degrade hazardous wastes.
/CONTACT: R.G. Holmes, vice president and CFO, of Celgene, 908-271-4102, or Anthony J. Russo of Noonan/Russo Communications, 212-979-9180, for Celgene/
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