SEATTLE, WA, USA, January 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — AVM Biotechnology’s Executive Leadership Team Joined by Dr. Manon Cox, MBA, former Protein Sciences Corporation CEO and Dr. Gary Grohmann, former Australian Regulatory Official
Dr. Manon Cox will assume the role of CEO and Dr. Gary Grohmann the role of Chief Regulatory Officer, while retaining their positions on the Board of Directors, along with existing member Michael Bernard, JD, Chief Tax Officer for Vertex, Inc.
“We are thrilled to have these experienced and respected industry leaders joining our leadership team, as 2021 will be ambitious and exciting for AVM Biotechnology,” remarked Dr. Theresa Deisher, AVM Founder. Dr. Deisher will continue in her role as Chairman of the Board and serve as President and Chief Scientific Officer, leading clinical development efforts. Janet R. Rea, MSPH, Chief Operating Officer added, “We are eager to work with our expanded team to grow AVM Biotechnology, build our infrastructure, execute our Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) clinical trial, and rapidly move our lead drug AVM0703 toward commercialization.”
The company’s first clinical study AVM0703-001 in relapsed/refractory Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is actively enrolling patients (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04329728).
Dr. Cox brings a strong history of success, building Protein Sciences Corporation and launching FluBlok®, the first recombinant influenza vaccine on the market, leading to its acquisition by Sanofi. “I am very excited to play a larger role in building this organization,” Dr. Cox said, “and leading the development and product approval of AVM0703. I look forward to guiding the team in accomplishing this mission.” Dr. Grohmann, who has a rich regulatory history including working at a director-level in regulation, virology, and vaccines at the WHO (Geneva) and Therapeutics Goods Administration (Australia), commented that “the unique mechanism of action of AVM0703 to mobilize novel Natural Killer T cells may offer a variety of new treatment options to patients.”
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is the first of several potential indications for AVM0703 and will pave the way for studying AVM0703 in other cancers, in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), and in autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes. AVM Biotechnology provides AVM0703 as well as regulatory templates free of charge for FDA approved Expanded Access or Compassionate Use applications. See AVM Biotechnology’s website for more information about the Compassionate Use Program.
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