Navigation Links
Chimerix, Inc. Appoints Kenneth I. Moch Chief Operating Officer
Date:7/16/2009

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a biotechnology company developing orally available antiviral therapeutics, announced today that Kenneth I. Moch has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Moch brings more than 25 years of experience in managing and financing biomedical technologies, and has played a key role in building several life science companies. In this newly-created position, Mr. Moch will be responsible for overseeing corporate and financial strategy, business development and operations, reporting to George Painter, Ph.D., Chimerix's President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Ken is a seasoned industry executive whose depth and breadth of leadership experience significantly strengthens the Chimerix management team," said Dr. Painter. "I look forward to working closely with Ken on a shared vision for advancing Chimerix's pipeline of potent broad spectrum antiviral compounds, and building an organization focused on advancing important new medicines."

"With a rich pipeline of next-generation antiviral drug candidates, productive platform technology, an extraordinary library of new leads and supportive top-tier investors, Chimerix combines deep assets with the scientific heritage necessary to emerge at the forefront of antiviral drug development," said Mr. Moch. "I am excited to join this veteran team. We have the opportunity to create much-needed new pharmaceutical products with promise in a broad range of challenging viral diseases."

Prior to joining Chimerix, Mr. Moch founded Euclidean Life Science Advisors, a provider of strategic advisory services to life sciences companies, where he most recently served as President and CEO of BioMedical Enterprises, Inc., a developer and marketer of orthopaedic memory metal implants. Previously, he was Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking at ThinkEquity Partners. In 1995, Mr. Moch joined Alteon Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in small molecule therapeutics for cardiovascular aging and diabetic complications, where he served as President and CEO from 1998 to 2005. Mr. Moch served as President and CEO of Biocyte Corporation, the cellular therapy company that pioneered the collection and commercial application of cord blood stem cells. Prior, he was co-founder and Vice President of The Liposome Company, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Moch was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, Inc. Mr. Moch holds a degree in biochemistry from Princeton University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

About Chimerix

Chimerix, Inc. discovers, develops and commercializes antiviral therapeutics with enhanced pharmaceutical properties for the treatment of a range of life-threatening diseases. Leveraging a powerful lipid technology, Chimerix is able to develop drug candidates with oral availability or topical applications with increased potency and targeted delivery. These enhanced pharmaceutical properties can be applied to new drug moieties or known drugs to improve dosing parameters, broaden therapeutic applications and decrease the risk of adverse events. The company's lead compound, CMX001, has shown promise as a broad-spectrum antiviral drug and is currently being developed as a biodefense agent for the treatment of smallpox and complications associated with smallpox vaccination, as well as for the treatment of infections that cause morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) and BK virus. Chimerix's pipeline includes an anti-HIV drug, CMX157, in late-stage preclinical studies. Chimerix is also advancing programs in hepatitis C virus (HCV), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Chimerix, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Progenitor Cell Therapy Appoints VP of Manufacturing Operations
2. Poniard Pharmaceuticals Appoints Gary A. Lyons to Board of Directors
3. Covance Appoints Dr. Steven M. Michael as Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Global Bioanalytical Services
4. OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Appoints Sunil Patel Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
5. Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Appoints Dr. Russell Greig to Board of Directors
6. BioStorage Technologies, Inc., Appoints Jeff Goddard to Global Head of Sales
7. Sundia MediTech Appoints Dr. Tong Xu as VP of Process Chemistry
8. Novavax Appoints Stanley Erck to Board of Directors
9. Qforma Appoints Four Executives in Sales and Field Operations
10. WuXi PharmaTech Appoints Felix Hsu as Senior Vice President of U.S. Operations
11. WuXi PharmaTech Appoints Wei-Min Chang as Vice President of Operations and General Manager of SynTheAll Manufacturing Facility, Eric Gu as Vice President of Business Development for Manufacturing Services
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... WASHINGTON , Feb. 11, 2016   BioInformant ... strategic report, "Stem Cell Research Products, Opportunities, Tools, and ... 2020. ... specialize in the stem cell industry, BioInformant has more ... of the stem cell market, by stem cell type. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Global Stem Cells Group, has ... The new facility will provide advanced protocols and state-of-the-art techniques in cellular medicine, ... , The new GSCG clinic is headed by four prominent Ecuadorian physicians, including ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Md. , Feb. 10, 2016  The Maryland ... Busch , has announced that University of Maryland School ... PhD, MBA and University of Maryland Medical System President ... of the "Speaker,s Medallion," the highest honor given to ... of Delegates. Dean Reece and Mr. ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... and New York, New York (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that it has joined ... new vaccines and immunotherapies for infectious diseases and cancer. , The ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:1/20/2016)... A market that just keeps on growing. ... explosion in genomics knowledge. Learn all about it in ... of dynamic trends are pushing market growth and company ... pharmacogenomics - pathogen evolution - next generation sequencing - ... understanding of the role of genetic material in Disease ...
(Date:1/20/2016)... SAN JOSE, Calif. , Jan. 20, 2016 ... leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced ... touch controller solution for wearables and small screen ... appliances such as printers. Supporting round and rectangular ... the S1423 offers excellent performance with moisture on ...
(Date:1/15/2016)... , Jan. 15, 2016 Recent publicized breaches ... to find new ways to ensure data security and ... iOS and Android that ties a ... transforming it into a hardware authorization token. Customer service ... their fingerprint on their KodeKey enabled device to verify ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):