Maghsoud Dariani

Lobe Sciences

Chief Science Officer

Concurrent to leading science and technology efforts at LOBE, Maghsoud is also President and CEO of Semorex Inc. – a privately held company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for cancer. Prior to joining Semorex, Dariani was President of Focus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he managed the development and approval of drug products, achieving one FDA approval and bringing another to the clinical evaluation stage, then successfully negotiated the sale of the company in February 2003. Prior to Focus, Maghsoud was Vice President of the chiral pharmaceutical business unit at Celgene Corporation. During his twelve years at Celgene, he was responsible for the successful development and FDA approval of the chirally pure versions of Ritalin, which are currently marketed by Novartis under the Focalin and Focalin XR trade names.