BioSpace.com

Biotech and Pharmaceutical
News & Jobs
Search the Site
 
   
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Channel Medical Device and Diagnostics Channel Clinical Research Channel BioSpace Collaborative    Job Seekers:  Register | Login          Employers:  Register | Login  

NEWSLETTERS
Free Newsletters
Archive
My Subscriptions

NEWS
News by Subject
News by Disease
News by Date
PLoS
Search News
Post Your News
JoVE

CAREER NETWORK
Job Seeker Login
Most Recent Jobs
Browse Biotech Jobs
Search Jobs
Post Resume
Career Fairs
Career Resources
For Employers

HOTBEDS
Regional News
US & Canada
  Biotech Bay
  Biotech Beach
  Genetown
  Pharm Country
  BioCapital
  BioMidwest
  Bio NC
  BioForest
  Southern Pharm
  BioCanada East
  US Device
Europe
Asia

DIVERSITY

INVESTOR
Market Summary
News
IPOs

PROFILES
Company Profiles

START UPS
Companies
Events

INTELLIGENCE
Research Store

INDUSTRY EVENTS
Biotech Events
Post an Event
RESOURCES
Real Estate
Business Opportunities

 News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
eNewsletter Signup
Miles
Km80.5

   

GlycoVaxyn AG Announces Addition of Gerd Zettlmeissl, as Chairman of the Board of Directors


3/6/2013 6:50:02 AM

ZURICH-SCHLIEREN, Switzerland, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following recently signed collaborations with GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, GlycoVaxyn AG, a leader in the development of innovative conjugate vaccines, today announced that Gerd Zettlmeissl, will be appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective June 2013, when Michel Greco steps down from the Chairmanship.

Gerd Zettlmeissl has more than 20 years of experience in developing and commercializing vaccines. He spent almost 10 years in executive positions at Intercell AG, first as its Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2005 and then as its Chief Executive Officer from 2005 until May 2011. Under his leadership, the company received international approval for the novel Japanese encephalitis vaccine, IXIARO®/JESPECT®, formed major strategic alliances with leading pharmaceutical companies, completed several financings, was elected as 'Technology Pioneer' at the World Economic Forum in 2009 and received the European Biotechnica Award in 2006. Before his tenure at Intercell, he served as the international Head of Industrial and Quality Operations at Chiron Vaccines, and Managing Director of Chiron Behring GmbH & Co. He currently serves on the Boards of several biotechnology companies including Aeras, an organization dedicated to the development of tuberculosis vaccines. He holds a Doctorate from the University of Regensburg.

"Having worked very closely with Gerd at Intercell for a number of years, I am convinced that he will bring a wealth of development experience and entrepreneurial spirit to this very promising company," said Michel Greco, Chairman of the Board of Directors of GlycoVaxyn. "After having chaired the Board for more than seven years, I will work very closely with Gerd to ensure a smooth transition."

Philippe Dro, Chief Executive Officer of GlycoVaxyn added, "The changes to the Board and the appointment of Gerd will contribute to support GlycoVaxyn's strategic ambitions to become a major player in the development of a new generation of vaccines, particularly following our recently signed collaborations with GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. We know Gerd very well and share with him a common passion for the development of innovative vaccines. After several years of close collaboration with Michel on this exciting project over the years, I would like to sincerely thank him, on behalf of the whole team, for his strong commitment and support."

About GlycoVaxyn AG

GlycoVaxyn is a privately-funded company developing a portfolio of novel bio-conjugate vaccines against common severe bacterial infections produced with its unique, proprietary in vivo glycosylation platform. With this platform, the company can develop and produce immunogenic glycoprotein conjugates in a biological process that circumvents many of the challenges and uncertainties involved in currently/chemical used methods. In addition to the clinical stage Shigella vaccine, lead programs in preclinical stage are aimed at the prevention of hospital acquired Staphylococcus aureus infections. GlycoVaxyn recently entered collaborations with GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. GlycoVaxyn is funded by a top-tier group of private investors including Sofinnova Partners, Index Ventures and Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners. For further information, visit www.glycovaxyn.com.

Contacts:



Robert Flamm

GlycoVaxyn AG

Russo Partners, LLC

Tel: +41 44 733 8595

Tel: +212-845-4226

media@glycovaxyn.com

robert.flamm@russopartnersllc.com

SOURCE GlycoVaxyn AG



Read at BioSpace.com

   

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES