Former Veteran Amgen Executive
RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insmed Inc. (Nasdaq: INSM), a developer of follow-on biologics and biopharmaceuticals, today announced the appointment of Mr. Dennis "Denny" Lanfear, 52, to its board of directors. Insmed's board of directors now consists of seven members, five of whom are independent.
Mr. Lanfear spent 13-years at Amgen, Inc., where he was a Corporate Officer and Vice President with broad operational, product development and marketing responsibilities. While at Amgen, Mr. Lanfear held senior leadership positions within multiple product development programs, including those for growth factors, somatotrophins and neurotrophins. He directed efforts from pre-clinical to Phase 3, contributed to more than 20 INDs and BLAs, managed corporate partner relationships and developed long term strategies for Epogen(TM), a multi-billion dollar anemia drug.
"Denny's diverse manufacturing and product development expertise, combined with his insight into the regulatory approval process, will be invaluable to Insmed," said Geoffrey Allan, CEO of Insmed. "In addition, Denny's corporate development and marketing experience will be significant resources for us as we continue moving our follow-on biologics initiative forward, and leverage the substantial market opportunities available to us."
Before joining Amgen, Mr. Lanfear held a number of positions at Baxter International, and was also the founder and CEO of Saronyx, Inc., a drug development software services company. Mr. Lanfear is the founder of InteKrin Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage, privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on diabetes metabolism and obesity. He currently serves as InteKrin's President and Chief Executive Officer. He earned degrees in Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University, and received his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.
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