SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of November, 2010.
Commission File Number 0-21392
AMARIN CORPORATION PLC
(Translation of registrants name into English)
First Floor, Block 3, The Oval, Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
(Address of principal executive offices)
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This report on Form 6-K is hereby incorporated by reference into the registration statements of Amarin Corporation plc and in the prospectus contained therein, and this report on Form 6-K shall be deemed a part of each such registration statement from the date on which this report is filed, to the extent not superseded by documents or reports subsequently filed or furnished by Amarin Corporation plc under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
AMARIN CORPORATION PLC
|99.1||Press release dated November 18, 2010 titled: Amarin Corporation Appoints Kristine Peterson to Board of Directors|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|AMARIN CORPORATION PLC|
Date: November 29, 2010
Amarin Corporation Appoints Kristine Peterson to Board of Directors
Dublin, Ireland and Mystic, CT, USA, November 18, 2010 Amarin Corporation plc (Nasdaq: AMRN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a focus on cardiovascular disease, today announced the appointment of Kristine Peterson to its board of directors.
Ms. Peterson has more than 27 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, including 20 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where she was responsible for sales, marketing and general management in a variety of therapeutic areas, including leading the cardiovascular and metabolic disease business unit. She is currently Chief Executive Officer at Valeritas Inc., a medical technology company committed to the development and commercialization of innovative drug delivery solutions, with its lead product for the treatment of diabetes. Prior to joining Valeritas, Ms. Peterson was Chair for the biotech business at Johnson & Johnson, and was Senior Vice President of commercial operations and President at Biovail Corporation.
Kristines expertise in cardiovascular and metabolic disease, combined with her track record of success in commercializing products, will be invaluable to Amarin as we move our programs and our lead candidate AMR101 forward, said Joseph S. Zakrzewski, chief executive officer.
I am thrilled to join Amarins board of directors at this exciting time, said Ms. Peterson. I am looking forward to working with the rest of the board and Amarins management team as we anticipate the pivotal results from two Phase 3 clinical trials that may position AMR101 as a best-in-class prescription medicine for treating patients with elevated triglycerides.
The appointment of Ms. Peterson increases the Companys board of directors to eight members.
AMR101 is ultra pure ethyl icosapentate (ethyl-EPA). Significant scientific and clinical evidence supports the efficacy of ethyl-EPA in reducing triglyceride levels. Near the start of 2010, Amarin initiated two Phase 3 clinical trials to investigate the efficacy of AMR101 in reducing elevated triglyceride levels in two distinct patient populations (the ANCHOR and MARINE trials). As separately reported, patient screening has been completed in both trials with top-line results expected for the MARINE trial before the end of 2010 and for the ANCHOR trial in mid-2011.
Amarin Corporation plc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with expertise in lipid science focused on the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The Companys lead product candidate is AMR101 (ethyl icosapentate), which is presently being investigated in two Phase 3 clinical trials, one for the treatment of patients with very high triglyceride levels and the other for the treatment of patients with high triglycerides with mixed dyslipidemia on statin therapy. Both of these Phase 3 trials are conducted under Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) agreements with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Amarin also has next-generation lipid candidates under evaluation for preclinical development. For more information please visit www.amarincorp.com.
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Investor Contact Information:
John F. Thero
In U.S.: +1 (860) 572-4979
Lee M. Stern
The Trout Group
In U.S.: +1 (646) 378-2922
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