Pharmaceutical Company Locates Corporate Headquarters To Charleston, SCCharleston Digital Corridor
Charleston, South Carolina –January 23, 2007 – JSJ Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (JSJ), a specialty pharmaceutical company that identifies and brings to market pharmaceutical products targeted for topical use, primarily in the dermatology community, has located their corporate headquarters to 140 East Bay Street in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.
Incorporated in 2003, JSJ promotes its own line of products that started with three products in October 2003. Today, as a result of R&D and acquisition, JSJ sells over 15 product lines.
JSJ Pharmaceutical COO, Jonathan Alba, cited access to the dermatology program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) as a key consideration for choosing to locate his company's headquarters from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Charleston, South Carolina. "Having access to the well renowned research staff in the Dermatology department at MUSC is critical to a rapidly growing company like JSJ," he stated. "Charleston's lifestyle, availability of talent and competitive business climate were also strong considerations, he added.
Regarding the relationship between JSJ and MUSC, Bruce Thiers, MD, Chairman, Department of Dermatology stated "Partnerships between academia and industry are becoming increasingly important in the advancement of health care. I'm confident that we can build a strong relationship between the Department of Dermatology and JSJ Pharmaceuticals."
JSJ continues to identify and develop additional prescriptive dermatology products to complement and/or expand their current product line, leverage its patented technology and expand the company's overall presence as a progressive dermatology company. The company is expected to introduce several new products or line extensions in 2007 and launch into the rapidly growing aesthetic dermatology market segment in 2008.
JSJ Pharmaceuticals corporate office is located in the Charleston Digital Corridor's, Wharf District. "I am pleased to welcome JSJ to Charleston", said Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. "JSJ is joining the growing ranks of life sciences companies that recognize the value of MUSC, a world class medical university," he added.
South Carolina Secretary of Commerce, Joe E. Taylor, congratulated JSJ Pharmaceuticals on their decision to locate their company to Charleston. "I am confident that JSJ will find all the ingredients necessary to accelerate the growth of their specialty pharmaceutical company in South Carolina," he said.
About JSJ Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
JSJ Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company that identifies and brings to market pharmaceutical products targeted for topical use primarily in the dermatology community. JSJ aims to be the "Next Generation" in skin related pharmaceuticals, providing clinicians with a "toolbox" for the management of daily challenges faced in their clinical practice. To learn more, go to www.jsjpharm.com
About the Charleston Digital Corridor
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Ernest G. Andrade