Toft Group Executive Search, a global life sciences and healthcare executive recruiting firm, has successfully placed Patricia Sandler as National Sales Director at OPKO Health, Inc. in Miami, FL.
Ms. Sandler previously served as Field Vice President at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) overseeing a large team, promoting their respiratory inhaler portfolio. Before GSK, Sandler led commercial operations at Omeros Corporation, managing the comprehensive reimbursement support program and launch. She also previously held progressive commercial roles at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, including Sales Team Lead for the respiratory portfolio, Interim Marketing Lead managing a product launch and prior as Executive Director, CNS Marketing for Lunesta brand. Sandler also drove marketing and sales activities within the gastroenterology portfolio at Johnson & Johnson.
Sandler holds a BS. in business administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
About OPKO Health, Inc.
OPKO Health is a diversified healthcare company. In diagnostics, its BioReference Laboratories is the nation’s third largest clinical laboratory; GeneDx is a rapidly growing genetic testing business; the 4Kscore® prostate cancer test is used to confirm an elevated PSA to help decide about next steps such as prostate biopsy; Claros® 1 is a point-of-care diagnostics platform with a total PSA test approved by the FDA and testosterone as the most advanced test in development. In the pharmaceutical pipeline, RAYALDEE is their first pharmaceutical product to be marketed. OPK88003, a once-weekly oxyntomodulin for type 2 diabetes and obesity recently reported positive data from a Phase 2 clinical trial. It’s among a new class of GLP-1/glucagon receptor dual agonists. OPK88004, a SARM (selective androgen receptor modulator) is currently being studied for various potential indications. The Company’s most advanced product utilizing its CTP technology, a once-weekly human growth hormone for injection, is in Phase 3 trials, and is partnered with Pfizer. OPKO also has research, development, production and distribution facilities abroad.
About Toft Group Executive Search
Toft Group is a global executive search firm fully devoted to life sciences and healthcare, with a focus on innovation-driven companies working at the intersection of biotech and high tech. The team’s extensive relationship network and diversity focus enables Toft Group to present more highly qualified and diverse candidates than clients would otherwise meet. Toft Group excels at quickly filling the hardest to hire leadership roles where talent is limited. The company has offices in the three major U.S. biotech hubs: San Francisco, San Diego and Boston.