LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, announced today the appointment of Victor Knopov, Ph.D. to its executive management team as Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development. Dr. Knopov joined Regulus from Nitto Denko Technical Corporation where he served as Director, Chemistry Manufacturing Control since 2010.
"Victor is a recognized expert in oligonucleotide drug delivery with over thirty years of experience," said Neil W. Gibson, Ph.D., Regulus' Chief Scientific Officer. "He will strengthen our accomplished management team and provide pharmaceutical development expertise as we advance our microRNA therapeutic programs toward the clinic."
"Regulus' mature product platform and established leadership in the microRNA field make joining the team an exciting opportunity for me," said Dr. Knopov. "I look forward to driving our microRNA therapeutic programs into clinical development."
Dr. Knopov has extensive knowledge of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control, or CMC, development for various technology platforms including commercial production of enzymes, small anticancer liposomal products as well as advanced delivery systems for antisense, plasmids and siRNA based on lipids, polymer nanoparticles and conjugated systems. Prior to joining Nitto Denko Technical Corporation, from 2008 to 2010, Dr. Knopov was Chief Operating Officer at Diversified Bio-Medics, Inc. and an executive management consultant for CMC development at EnGene, Inc. and Marina Biotech, Inc. From 1997 to 2008, Dr. Knopov held various pharmaceutical manufacturing positions at Inex Pharmaceuticals Corporation where he led development for several pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
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