David Cory is an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in large pharmaceuticals, emerging stage biotechnology, and specialty pharmaceutical organizations with an established track record of operational performance, including five successful Orphan Designation drug programs.
Cory is President and CEO, Director, and business founder of Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, leading the company since its founding in 2008 and responsible for negotiating the company’s multiple technology and product licenses from Stanford University, Merck, Nippon Kayaku, Janssen, BMS and The Progeria Research Foundation. Prior to Eiger, Cory was President and Chief Operating Officer of Prestwick Pharmaceuticals, an orphan CNS specialty pharmaceutical company, which was acquired by Biovail for $160 million in
2007. Previously, Cory was a Co-Founder at CoTherix, an orphan pulmonary arterial hypertension company, which was acquired by Actelion for $425 million in 2006. Cory began his biotech career at InterMune, focused on developing orphan products for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, where he was a Senior Vice President and a key executive in the company IPO, building and managing the company’s commercial organization, in-licensing 4 products and raising over $400 million in the capital markets. InterMune was ultimately acquired by Roche for $8 billion in 2013. Cory spent over a decade in large pharma in positions of increasing responsibilities in commercial operations at Glaxo, Glaxo Wellcome, and Glaxo Smith Kline where he led teams in oncology, critical care, CNS, infectious disease and respiratory therapeutic areas, and directed 10 newly approved pharmaceutical product launches.
Cory earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy, was board certified in Pharmacy in the state of Ohio, and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.