Societal CDMO Announces Appointment of Matt Arens to Board of Directors
Experienced Health Care Industry Investor with Track Record of Identifying Innovative Life Science Companies with High Growth Potential
SAN DIEGO and GAINESVILLE, Ga., Aug. 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Societal CDMO, Inc. (“Societal CDMO”; NASD: SCTL), a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) dedicated to solving complex formulation and manufacturing challenges primarily in small molecule therapeutic development, today announced the appointment of Matt Arens to the company’s board of directors. Mr. Arens has more than 25 years of experience as a successful investment professional identifying innovative life science companies with high growth potential. For the past 15 years, he solely has managed dedicated health care portfolios.
Mr. Arens currently serves as chief executive officer and senior portfolio manager at First Light Asset Management, a firm he founded in 2013. In this role, he is responsible for creating and overseeing the firm’s investment strategies, which are rooted in several core principles including a commitment to long-term investments designed to capitalize on inefficiencies within the small-cap equity market. Previously, he served as president and senior portfolio manager at Kopp Investment Advisors, where he was the sole portfolio manager for the firm’s health care-focused investment strategy.
About Societal CDMO
Societal CDMO (NASDAQ: SCTL) is a bi-coastal contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with capabilities spanning pre-Investigational New Drug (IND) development to commercial manufacturing and packaging for a wide range of therapeutic dosage forms with a primary focus in the area of small molecules. With an expertise in solving complex manufacturing problems, Societal CDMO is a leading CDMO providing therapeutic development, end-to-end regulatory support, clinical and commercial manufacturing, aseptic fill/finish, lyophilization, packaging and logistics services to the global pharmaceutical market.
In addition to our experience in handling DEA controlled substances and developing and manufacturing modified-release dosage forms, Societal CDMO has the expertise to deliver on our clients’ pharmaceutical development and manufacturing projects, regardless of complexity level. We do all of this in our best-in-class facilities, which total 145,000 square feet, in Gainesville, Georgia and San Diego, California.
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Contacts: Stephanie Diaz (Investors) Vida Strategic Partners 415-675-7401 email@example.com Tim Brons (Media) Vida Strategic Partners 415-675-7402 firstname.lastname@example.org Ryan D. Lake (CFO) Societal CDMO 770-531-8365 email@example.com
Released August 23, 2023