Former Chairman and CEO of Abgenix Brings Wealth of Industry Experience
LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Anaptys Biosciences, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical product company, today announced the appointment of R. Scott Greer to the company's board of directors. Mr. Greer, a founder and former chairman and CEO of Abgenix, is a seasoned entrepreneur and executive with more than 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.
"Scott Greer is a stellar addition to Anaptys' board," said Tom Smart, chairman and chief executive officer of Anaptys. "Scott's intimate knowledge of the therapeutic antibody space, combined with his impressive talent and track record for building and monetizing successful ventures, will bring invaluable perspective to the Anaptys team as we move toward commercialization of our novel technology and product portfolio."
Mr. Greer is a private investor and active consultant to the life sciences industry. He currently serves as managing director of Numenor Ventures, LLC. In 1996, he founded Abgenix, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing human antibody based therapeutics, and served as its CEO from inception through 2002 and as its chairman from 2000 until 2006. In 2006, Abgenix was acquired by Amgen, Inc. in a cash transaction worth approximately $2.2 billion.
Mr. Greer also served as chairman of the board of Sirna Therapeutics, Inc. In 2007, Merck acquired Sirna for approximately $1.1 billion in cash.
"Anaptys is raising the bar for antibody-based therapeutics by addressing unsolved problems in protein selection and optimization," said Mr. Greer. "Their technology has true potential to revolutionize the field of therapeutic antibodies. I am excited to contribute to the leadership of this company during this time of significant progress and opportunity."
Prior to forming Abgenix, Mr. Greer spent five years at Cell Genesys,
Inc., a biotechnology comp
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