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H. Jeff Leighton

Director
Pharmacology
Adenosine Therapeutics, LLC
United States of America

Biography

 H. Jefferson Leighton received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Virginia. He has over 20 years of multi-national experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including11 years at Burroughs Wellcome, where he was a Principle Scientist for the Corporation, and 6 years at Glaxo, where he was a V.P. for Research and Group Director for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases. After his tenure in big pharma, Jeff became a biotech entrepreneur, founding Inspire Pharmaceuticals, ICAgen, AdipoGenix, BioDesign and, most recently, RxDesign Pharmaceuticals. Jeff also serves on various biopharmaceutical boards and has made key inventions leading to development products for Hypnion (sleep medicines), Artesian (congestive heart failure), and Descartes (pain modulation). Recently, Dr. Leighton founded Exodos & Associated Companies, and Milestone Pharma. Presently he operates a natural products and nutrition science based company called Stronger Faster Healthier. In addition, Dr. Leighton was a co-inventor of remifentanil (Ultiva), has conceptualized and developed to an NDA filing five other new chemical entities, and holds many other patents. Jeff classifies his activities as those of a seasoned Drug Hunter. He lives and works in Boston.

Research Interest

 Pharmacology, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, ICAgen, AdipoGenix, BioDesign, RxDesign Pharmaceuticals

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