NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Two River Group Holdings, LLC, a biotechnology focused venture capital company, is pleased to announce that Dr. Arie Belldegrun, MD, FACS has joined as Chairman and Partner.
Dr. Belldegrun is Professor and Chief of Urologic Oncology, and holds the Carol and Roy Doumani Chair in Urologic Oncology, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his medical degree at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and conducted his post-doctoral studies at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He completed his Urologic Surgery residency at Harvard Medical School in 1985 and his Surgical Oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute/National Institute of Health (NIH) in 1988. He is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS).
Dr. Belldegrun is also an accomplished entrepreneur. He is the founder and founding chairman of Agensys Inc., a privately held biotechnology company developing fully human antibody cancer therapeutics based on novel and clinically relevant targets. In December 2007 Agensys was acquired by Astellas Pharma, Inc. in a deal valued at $537 million. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Cougar Biotechnology, a publicly traded biotechnology company with a specific focus on the field of oncology, that has a current market capitalization of more than $400 million.
Dr. Belldegrun is on the scientific boards of several biotechnology and
pharmaceutical companies and is a reviewer for many medical journals and
granting organizations. He served as Chairman of the Molecular and
Biological Technology Committee of the American Urological Association and
member of its Technology Assessment Council, as a member of the Governor's
council on Bioscience for the State of
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