PINE BROOK, N.J., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Elusys Therapeutics, Inc. (Elusys), a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing antibody-based therapies for the treatment of life-threatening infectious diseases, today announced the appointment of Robert Gundel, Ph.D., M.B.A., as Vice President of Research.
Elizabeth G. Posillico, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, commented on the appointment, "On behalf of Elusys' Board of Directors and management, I am very pleased to welcome Bob to our executive management team. As Vice President of Research, he will play a key role in helping to further develop and advance our corporate and scientific strategies. With more than twenty-five years of experience in developing monoclonal antibody-based products from both the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors, Dr. Gundel will lead our existing R&D team to further the development of our antibody based products for the treatment of infectious disease. He will also use his expertise to evaluate new product opportunities and will play a key leadership role in managing our existing and future R&D collaborations."
Prior to joining Elusys, Dr. Gundel held executive management positions at a number of leading biopharmaceutical companies including, Bayer, Chiron, XOMA and ARIUS. Most recently, Dr. Gundel served as Chief Scientific Officer at ARIUS Research, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. At ARIUS, he managed the drug discovery and development programs and worked to broaden the company's targeted therapeutic areas by identifying and developing new programs outside of oncology. He also identified new technologies to keep the company ahead of the curve for therapeutic drug discovery, development and manufacturing.
Previously, Dr. Gundel was Vice President, Preclinical Research and
Scientific Corporate Development at XOMA (US), LLC, a biote
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