CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Moderna Therapeutics, the pioneering company developing messenger RNA therapeutics™, a revolutionary new treatment modality to enable the in vivo production of therapeutic proteins, announced today that John Reynders will join Moderna in early July as its first Chief Information Officer.
Reynders is a proven leader in the design and implementation of information systems underlying all phases of drug development, from discovery to translation, clinical operations and commercial preparedness. John has also been at the vanguard of the pharmaceutical industry's efforts in big data analytics, cloud-based computing, and innovation networks. He joins Moderna from AstraZeneca, where he served as Vice President of R&D Information, and has held senior leadership positions over the past decade at Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, and Celera Genomics.
"We are building a company capable of driving innovation on a scale and at a pace that were unimaginable until recently, and our information systems must be able to fuel that vision," said Stephane Bancel , founding president and CEO of Moderna. "John has long been on the forefront of the information revolution that is reshaping drug development and healthcare, and he has a strong vision for how we can design an information resource capable of propelling Moderna – and the entire field of messenger RNA therapeutics™ – well into the future."
Reynders will lead a team at Moderna in creating an information infrastructure critical to all aspects of the company's innovation model, including the use of genomic data in drug design; the integration and instant sharing of knowledge from a variety of preclinical and clinical settings; and the seamless interaction of a wide network of collaborators, partners, and potential spinoff companies.'/>"/>
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