Mpex Adds Chief Medical Officer

San Diego-based Mpex Pharmaceuticals has named Dr. Matthew A. Wikler as Chief Medical Officer. The company said that Wikler will be responsible for its clinical development and regulatory activities. Wikler was most recently Chief Medical Officer and EVP at Peninsula Pharmaceuticals. Wikler has also served at SmithKline Beecham, Burroughs Wellcome, Ortho-McNeil, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Mpex is developing biopharmaceuticals in the antibacterial area, targeted at the control of drug-resistant bacterial pathogens.