CRANBURY, N.J., May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oncobiologics, Inc. announced today that it has filled two important leadership positions with established biopharmaceutical industry experts. Stephen J. McAndrew, Ph.D. is now Vice President, Business Development and Vincent J. Benn, Ph.D. has joined the company as Vice President, Clinical & Regulatory Affairs. The company also announced its new Scientific Advisory Board, which will be headed by Joseph Bertino, M.D., currently Chief Scientific Officer and Associate Director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
"Oncobiologics is fortunate to add pros like Steve and Vince to our management team. Their interest in Oncobiologics is an indication that our existing team and recent technical progress continue to attract the best and the brightest from the industry," said Oncobiologics Founder & CEO Pankaj Mohan, Ph.D.
Mohan continued, "In addition, the establishment of our Scientific Advisory Board with Dr. Bertino at the helm is a watershed moment for Oncobiologics. This external group of experts will provide critical clinical and strategic direction to guide the progress of our novel biotherapeutics."
Dr. McAndrew is responsible for the company's revenue growth strategy and initiatives, establishing and managing all collaborative research and commercial product partnerships, and sourcing selected investment opportunities. Prior to joining Oncobiologics, Dr. McAndrew served as Vice President, Business Development for Xenogen Biosciences, Caliper Life Sciences and Taconic Biosciences. Previously, he served as Vice President, Pharmaceutical Business Development for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals and Director, Biotechnology Licensing for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Earlier, Dr. McAndrew led applied research programs within Discovery-Oncology at Bristol-Myers Squibb, and exploratory research in the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology at Ho
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