SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Labrys Biologics Inc., a company focused on treatments for chronic migraine, today announced key executive appointments to lead the development of RN-307, a Phase 2 ready anti-CGRP monoclonal antibody for the treatment of chronic migraine. Marcelo Bigal, M.D., Ph.D., joins Labrys as chief medical officer, along with Michael Chang , Ph.D., as vice president of project management; Michele Bronson , Ph.D., vice president of regulatory and quality; Rafael Escandón, Ph.D., MPH, as vice president of clinical operations; and Henry Stern as executive director of CMC.
"The collective experience of this group of individuals is highly relevant to our focus at Labrys, where they bring incredibly deep and complementary expertise in neurology, biologics and clinical research including multiple migraine trials and biologics manufacturing processes," said Steven P. James , president and CEO of Labrys Biologics. "It is a testament to the RN-307 program to be able to attract such a high caliber team."
Dr. Bigal is a neurologist and noted authority on migraine research and has spent most of his career advancing treatments for migraine and other neurological disorders, as well as researching the mechanisms and risk factors for the development of chronic migraine. Most recently, Dr. Bigal was the head of the Merck Investigator Study Program at Merck, Inc, and before that he was the global director for scientific affairs in neuropsychiatry at Merck, directly involved with Merck's migraine development programs. Prior to Merck, he was the director of research at the New England Center for Headache, a full time faculty member at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and director of research at Montefiore Headache Center. He has authored and co-authored nearly 300 published papers
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