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Requis Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Requis Pharma is a new emerging Product Development company, offering a patented, de-risked OTC treatment for snoring with market potential in the $billions

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location West Chester, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2011
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Imagine how huge the first OTC drug for snoring can be! With a prospective multi-billion dollar market Requis Pharma's Requisom is a remedy for snoring & sleep issues. Built by experienced entrepreneurs in West Chester, PA, Requis is set to be profitable in year 3, developing patented products for licensing to US OTC firms; OTC sleep-aids sell >$750 M p.a. Requis also offers functional beverages for improving sleep/Jet-Lag Disorder, and obesity.


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    President and CEO

    Lars J.S. Knutsen, Ph.D., CEO & President of Requis Pharma, held high-ranking R&D posts in Glaxo (UK), Novo Nordisk (Denmark), Vernalis and Ionix Pharma (Cambridge, UK) where he was Director of Chemistry. He joined Cephalon (US) in 2005 as its first Distinguished Scientist. Lars has been involved in 4 Pharma start-ups, holds 31 patents and 46 scientific publications, and is a Professor at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

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    Nigel J. Smart
    Chief Operating Officer

    Nigel Smart, Ph.D. is Chief Operating Officer of Requis Pharma. He was previously visiting Professor at McMaster University, Ontario, and held positions of increasing seniority at Allelix, SKF, Sterling Winthrop & BioProX. He was founding CEO of Inflammatix (1995-2000), co-founded Smart Consulting Group, West Chester, PA in 2001 and is an opinion leader in his field, specializing in GMP compliance issues within manufacturing and FDA relations.

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    Mark A. Pimley
    VP, Pharmaceutics

    Mark A. Pimley R.Ph. is VP, Pharmaceutics at Requis Pharma, is an experienced Pharmacist, who owns and runs “The Compounding Pharmacist” in West Chester, PA. Mark brings a remarkable range of new product ideas to Requis as well as in-depth knowledge about the real world unmet medical needs of patients.

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    Marie A Johnston
    Director of Operations and Treasurer

    Marie Johnston, CPA, gained her MBA in 2010, and has senior-level finance experience in a variety of industries, including clinical trials data group TTC, divested to IMS Health. Marie's refined business and strategic skills can be attributed to her hands-on experience and also to her Executive MBA from Keller Business School with focus on International Business. Marie oversees Requis's Operations, including HR and has full oversight of Accounts.

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    Director of Business Development

    Laurel joined Requis Pharmaceuticals from a Director position at IMS Health. Her previous roles included COO of Sage Analytica, as well as 11 years in senior sales and operational roles at SDI Health. Prior to SDI, Laurel was Director, Product Commercialization at AstraZeneca in Wayne, PA. Her degree in advanced biochemistry is from the University of Saskatchewan


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