Aerie Pharmaceuticals Adds Mazzo To Board

Newport Beach-based Aerie Pharmaceuticals said today that former Advanced Medical Optics founder James Mazzo has joined the company's board of directors. Mazzo is currently Operating Partner at Versant Ventures, and also headed up AMO after its acquisition by Abbott Laboratires in 2009, when it was renamed Abbott Medical Optics. Mazzo sold AMO to Abbott for $2.8 billion, and also had been at Allergan. Aerie Pharmaceuticals is developing treatments for glaucoma.