Millennium Laboratories Announces New General Counsel Martin Price and Chief Compliance Officer Janna Sipes
SAN DIEGO, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Millennium Laboratories, a leading provider of medication monitoring services to physicians and staff treating chronic pain, announced today the hiring of Martin Price as General Counsel and Janna Sipes as Senior Vice President, Regulatory Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer.
As Millennium Laboratories General Counsel, Mr. Price will oversee all legal affairs of the company. Howard Appel, Millennium Laboratories’ President, said, “We are very pleased to have someone of Martin’s caliber join our senior leadership team. Martin’s depth of experience is a natural fit for our values-based culture and our leadership in national medication monitoring and corporate responsibility. We know he will make a tremendous contribution.”
Prior to joining Millennium, Mr. Price was a Partner with the international law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP, where he served as Millennium’s outside counsel. In addition to his work for Millennium, Mr. Price acted as lead counsel on behalf of several Fortune 500 corporations in defending class actions, government investigations, and prosecuting litigation against competitors. His substantial healthcare expertise covers the full spectrum of federal and state compliance matters for clinical testing laboratories, including the federal Stark and anti-kickback laws, HIPAA, Hi-Tech and state rules and regulation. He holds a B.A. degree from the George Washington University and a M.A. degree from Duke University. He received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.
Martin Price commented, “I am excited to join Millennium as General Counsel. The company’s outstanding reputation in the clinical laboratory industry is well-known and I am looking forward to an enhanced role with the organization as it continues its remarkable growth.”
Price continued, “Janna Sipes brings a wealth of legal experience in life sciences, clinical laboratories, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals to Millennium. Her regulatory and compliance expertise coupled with her sound business judgment will be a critical asset to our legal department and the company.”
Before joining Millennium, Ms. Sipes served as Vice President, Legal and Human Resources, and Compliance Officer with Cypress Bioscience where she developed and oversaw all corporate compliance programs. She held a similar position with Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., also in San Diego. She holds a B.S. degree from Texas Tech University and earned her J.D. from Baylor University School of Law.
About Millennium Laboratories
Located in San Diego’s life sciences cluster, Millennium Laboratories, Inc. is a national, research-based medication monitoring company whose test offering, technology, customer support, educational resources and experts are specifically focused on clinicians who treat chronic pain. The company is recognized as a leader in pain management services, setting industry standards in drug testing and reporting, clinical research and education. Millennium serves as an industry educator and a compassionate advocate for pain sufferers throughout the United States. Millennium Laboratories is accredited by The Joint Commission, receiving the Gold Seal of Approval(TM) for healthcare quality and safety.
Among the numerous scientific and research achievements of the company’s renowned laboratory team, Millennium Laboratories’ reference laboratory is certified as a training facility for clinical toxicologist scientists and operates as a unique research component of the University of California, San Diego’s (UCSD) doctoral program in Pharmacy.
As part of the company’s commitment to pain management research and education, Millennium Laboratories established the Millennium Research Institute (MRI), a non-profit, national research center that conducts and disseminates original research focused on improving the experiences of people suffering from pain and pain-related disorders. Millennium Research Institute maintains several national academic partnerships and supports collaborative research focused on greater understanding of the treatment of pain, improvements to patient safety and identification and prevention of prescription drug abuse.
For more information, visit the Millennium Laboratories website, www.becausepainmatters.com.
SOURCE Millennium Laboratories, Inc.