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James A. Nash

Senior Vice President
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals


Mr. Nash received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University.

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James A. Nash is our Senior Vice President, Technology Development and Operations and joined ACADIA in July 2015. Mr. Nash is responsible for pharmaceutical development, manufacturing and GMP quality assurance at ACADIA. He brings over 30 years of executive-level experience in these key technical functions. Prior to joining ACADIA, he served as Vice President, Technology Development and Operations at ViroPharma Inc. from 2008 to 2014, where he established supply chain, quality assurance and process development organizations in a rapidly growing specialty pharmaceutical company and supported the successful launch of Cinryze® for the treatment of hereditary angioedema. Previously, Mr. Nash served as Executive Vice President, Technical Operations at Watson Laboratories, Inc. where he led manufacturing, quality, and sourcing, managing seven manufacturing locations worldwide, and significantly enhancing the company’s operating efficiencies for delivering commercial products. Prior to joining Watson Laboratories, he held executive positions in manufacturing at Chiron Corporation, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Searle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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