Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> March 15, 1999

K. Michael Forrest – Collegy Pharmaceuticals Inc (clgy)

K. MICHAEL FORREST, is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Cellegy Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company that specializes in innovative approaches to the topical administration of drugs. He has recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercator Genetics, a venture capital backed genomics company focused on positional cloning of monogenic and polygenic disease genes. He has over 27 years of experience leading pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies. He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University in 1972. From 1968 through 1980 Mr. Forrest worked for Pfizer Inc., serving a variety of management positions in overseas markets. From 1980 through 1991, Mr. Forrest worked for the American Cyanamid Company. From 1986 through 1988, he served as Vice President of Lederle Laboratories in Wayne, New Jersey and from 1989 to 1991 he served as Vice President of Lederle International. From 1991 through 1994 he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc., a gene activation and ex-vivo gene therapy company located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Forrest also currently serves as Director of AlphaGene Inc., a private functional genomics company. Profile
TWST: Let's start off by you giving us a brief overview of Cellegy

Pharmaceuticals, your history and activities.

Mr. Forrest: Cellegy is a company that was formed in the late 1980s by