SAN FRANCISCO—WeissComm Partners, which focuses on communications counsel for the healthcare industry, has added new clients including Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Cardica, and Iomai Corporation. The firm has also hired four new associates—Elizabeth Falcone, Karen Halsey, Lori Murray and Tracy Naden.
WeissComm is providing corporate communications, investor relations and/or product PR support for Threshold, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel small molecule therapeutics for benign prostatic hyperplasia and cancer; Cardica, which designs manufactures and commercializes proprietary automated anastomotic systems used by surgeons to perform coronary artery bypass graft surgery; and Iomai Corporation, which discovers and develops vaccines and immune system stimulants, delivered via a novel needle-free technology.
Elizabeth Falcone joins the firm after serving as an independent communications consultant in Pittsburgh. Halsey was an account supervisor at Ketchum Public Relations. Murray most recently led the global product public relations department for Applied Biosystems. Naden was a vice president at Fleishman-Hillard in New York.