Barry Quart, PharmD
President & CEO, Heron
Since December 2006, Dr. Quart has been President, CEO and a director of Ardea Biosciences which recently announced that it was being acquired by AstraZeneca for $1.26 billion. From 2002 until December, 2006, Dr. Quart was President of Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to Napo, Dr. Quart served as Senior Vice President, Pfizer Global Research and Development and the Director of Pfizer’s La Jolla Laboratories, where he was responsible for approximately 1,000 employees and an annual budget of almost $300 million.
Before Pfizer’s acquisition of the Warner-Lambert Company, Dr. Quart was President of Research and Development at Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a division of the Warner-Lambert Company since 1999. Dr. Quart joined Agouron in 1993, and was instrumental in the development and registration of nelfinavir (Viracept®), which went from the lab bench to NDA approval in 38 months. In addition, Dr. Quart spent over ten years at Bristol-Myers Squibb in both Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs and was actively involved in the development and registration of important drugs for the treatment of HIV and cancer, including paclitaxel (Taxol®), didanosine (Videx®), and stavudine (Zerit®).
Dr. Quart has a PharmD from University of California, San Francisco.