Navigation Links
Avaxia Biologics Announces Appointment of Michael D. Rivard as VP Corporate Development

LEXINGTON, Mass., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avaxia Biologics, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company developing oral antibody drugs, announced today that Michael D. Rivard has joined the company as Vice President, Corporate Development.

Mr. Rivard has over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology industry and has held senior management positions in corporate development at ArQule, Inc., Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp., Galenea Corp., and VaxDesign Corporation.  Mr. Rivard also served as Associate Counsel (Intellectual Property) at the University of Massachusetts and as an Associate Attorney at the law firm of Palmer & Dodge (now Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP).  Mr. Rivard earned a Juris Doctor degree from the UCLA School of Law and a BA degree in biochemistry from Bowdoin College.

"I am thrilled to join this exciting company," said Mr. Rivard.  "The AVX Oral Antibody™ technology makes the gastrointestinal (GI) tract accessible to potent and safe antibody therapy.  Potential applications for our antibodies include inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), oral mucositis, GI acute radiation syndrome, celiac disease, diabetes, and any other disease which involves an antigen, soluble protein, or receptor in the GI tract or oral cavity.  The breadth of the platform offers many opportunities to work with collaborators in the pharmaceutical industry as we develop our lead product for IBD."

Barbara S. Fox, CEO of Avaxia, added, "Mike brings to Avaxia a unique mix of knowledge and experience in corporate development, intellectual property, and corporate law, as well as a scientific background.  We are confident that Mike will lead us successfully in achieving our goals of partnering our AVX-470 oral anti-TNF antibody and finding collaborators who share our vision of developing oral antibodies for other exciting targets in the GI tract."

About Avaxia Biologics, Inc.: Avaxia Biologics is developing orally administered antibody therapeutics that act locally within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  Antibodies are widely used as therapeutics and have nearly $50 billion in annual sales worldwide.  Ordinary antibodies are not administered orally because they are destroyed in the GI tract.  In contrast, Avaxia has developed proprietary antibodies that are stable in the GI tract.  AVX Oral Antibodies™ make disease targets in the GI tract readily accessible to antibody therapeutics.  Avaxia is developing products for inflammatory bowel disease, GI acute radiation syndrome, celiac disease, oral mucositis, diabetes, and obesity.

SOURCE Avaxia Biologics, Inc.
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Avaxia Biologics is Awarded U.S. Patent for Method to Treat Radiation Damage to the Digestive Tract and Mucositis Caused by Radiation
2. Althea Technologies Appoints Dr. Kristin DeFife, Director, Biologics Manufacturing And Jack Wright, VP, Sales and Marketing
3. Synthetic Biologics Appoints Carol Reed, M.D., as Senior Vice President of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs
4. CSL Behring Announces FDA Filing of Biologics License Application for 4-Factor PCC for Urgent Reversal of Vitamin K Antagonist Anticoagulant Therapy
5. Precision Optics Corporation Announces $1 Million Order for Microprecision™ Based Endoscopes
6. Young Innovations, Inc. Announces Record Sales and EPS for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2012
7. JDRF Announces Research Collaboration with Dexcom, Inc. to Develop "Smart Transmitter" Technology to Accelerate Artificial Pancreas Studies
8. Misonix Announces New Distribution Agreement For Panama
9. University of Maryland BioPark Announces MedImmunes Dr. Bahija Jallal as Newest Member of Board of Directors for UM Health Sciences Research Park
10. Novelos Therapeutics Announces Successful Completion of First Cohort In Lung Cancer Trial With I-124-CLR1404 (LIGHT) Cancer-Targeted PET Imaging Agent at UW Carbone Cancer Center
11. Boston Scientific Announces CE Mark and European Launch of Emerge™ PTCA Dilatation Catheter
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/5/2017)...  In response to the nationwide opioid epidemic, ... (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that urge ibuprofen – ... a first-line therapy to manage a patient,s acute ... Recognizing the value and importance of the ... Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" stresses that practitioners ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. ... Day Software and Consulting, LLC , and named its ... Software, based in Tennessee , will ... Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care partners ... "In an interoperable world, ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... The Rebound mobile app is poised to become ... tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users to ... stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled manner while ... the first 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy 3 ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes ... of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple ... Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many kids ... sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids excited ... all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having fun ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the ... in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the ... She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized ... have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October ... a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):