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Santo J. Costa


Santo J. Costa has served as a member of our Board of Directors since October 2010. Since 2007, Mr. Costa has served as Of Counsel to the law firm of Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell and Jernigan, L.L.P. of Raleigh, North Carolina, specializing in corporate law for healthcare companies. From 1994 to 2001, he held various positions at Quintiles Transnational Corporation, including as Vice Chairman, President, and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Quintiles, Mr. Costa spent 23 years in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Administration with Glaxo Inc. Prior to joining Glaxo, he served as U.S. Area Counsel with Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals and as Food and Drug Counsel with Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Costa served as Chairman of the Board of Alchemia Limited, a biopharmaceutical company, from March 2014 until June 2015. He served on the Board of Directors of Magor Corporation, formerly Biovest Corp. I, from March 2010 until March 2013. He served on the board of directors of Metabolon, Inc., a private company, since April 2013. He served as Chairman of the Board of LaboPharm, Inc. from 2006 to 2011, a director of CV Therapeutics from 2001 to 2009, and a director of OSI Pharmaceuticals from 2006 to 2010. He serves as Chairman of the Board for Aquestive since Auguest 2018 and as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since December 2015, as well as serving as a director at other private companies. Mr. Costa earned both a B.S. in Pharmacy and a J.D. from St. John’s University.

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