SAN DIEGO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambrx Inc. today announced the appointment of Douglas W. Axelrod, M.D., Ph.D., as Senior Vice President for Clinical Research and Development.
Axelrod joins Ambrx after a productive career spanning nearly two decades at Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. Most recently, he served as Vice President of R&D for Discovery, Early Development and Product Development where he accelerated the discovery process, improved the discovery to early development transition and led efficiencies in product development. Earlier in his career, Axelrod led the P&G Worldwide Clinical Bone group, stewarding drugs such as Didronel(TM) and Actonel(TM) through late clinical development and regulatory approvals. These drugs became among the leading osteoporosis therapies worldwide. Axelrod obtained his doctorate in the Department of Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. He obtained his medical degree at the same institution, where he completed his Residency in Internal Medicine, Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism and served as Visiting Scientist in the Department of Cell Biology at MD Anderson Tumor Institute.
"Doug has tremendous depth and breadth of experience in drug discovery and development and has been successful in delivering innovative medicines to patients," said Steve Kaldor, Ph.D., Ambrx's President and CEO. "He will be integral to the ongoing build out of Ambrx's development capabilities in support of our rapidly maturing pipeline of clinical and preclinical phase protein drug candidates."
Axelrod added: "I am pleased and excited to join Ambrx at this exciting
stage of its development. The company has moved rapidly from proof of
concept of the ReCODE(TM) technologies to the creation and development of a
family of important and practical biologics-based products. I look forward
to playing a role in bringing these important products to clinical reality
and into the marketplace, both with our collaborators and
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