Nutrition 21’s assets acquired by an investment group with experience in pharmaceutical industry

Nutrition 21’s assets acquired by an investment group with experience in pharmaceutical industry

Nutrition 21 has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will now operate as a private company under new owners, the founders of JDS Pharmaceuticals.

The assets of Nutrition 21 have been acquired by an investment group led by Phillip and Michael Satow.  The Company will continue to operate as Nutrition 21.

Michael Satow will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer and Phillip Satow as Chairman of the Board.   Phillip and Michael together have almost 50 years of experience in the healthcare industry.  Most recently, they founded and built JDS Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“JDS”), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the psychiatric and women’s health markets.   JDS was sold in 2007 to Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for $125 million. 

Prior to JDS, Phillip was Executive Vice President of Forest Laboratories, Inc. and President of Forest Pharmaceuticals. Phillip also served in senior positions at Pfizer and Carter Wallace.  He has served on the boards of directors of public companies, including Forest Laboratories, Inc. , CrucellInc., Eyetech, Inc., and Noven. 

Prior to JDS, Michael founded and/or served as CEO of several venture backed companies as well as being a practicing attorney for five years.  Michael currently sits on several private companies’ and non-profit boards.

Michael Satow commented, “I am very excited about the acquisition of Nutrition 21’s assets.  As CEO, I am committed to maintain the highest standards of quality and customer service that you have enjoyed in the past.  I intend to invest and grow this business as well as expand the Company’s range of offerings.”

Phillip Satow stated that, “The nutraceutical and functional food sectors are undergoing significant regulatory and market change.  Our knowledge of the healthcare space, combined with the deep experience of Nutrition 21’s personnel will position us well for growth in the future.”

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