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Ben Yerxa

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Ben Yerxa, PhD is the Executive Vice President & Chief of R&D at Inspire Pharmaceuticals, where he joined as a medicinal chemist during start up in 1995. He created a unique opportunity for the company to apply its core technology in the field of ophthalmology and is an inventor on more than 50 US patents. He serves on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and Sharefish, and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.