VBI Vaccines Inc. (Nasdaq: VBIV) (“VBI”) is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. David E. Anderson, Ph.D., to Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Anderson has led VBI’s research and development activities since he joined the company full time in 2009 from Harvard Medical School, where he served as a member of the faculty.
While at Harvard, Dr. Anderson participated in the development of a multi-disciplinary research program focused on elucidating mechanisms by which inflammation is regulated within the central nervous system, with relevance to a variety of human neurodegenerative diseases, including brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Prior to joining Harvard’s faculty, Dr. Anderson was a research immunologist at the University of California, Davis, where he developed an independent research program focused on immunity directed against malignant brain tumors. Dr. Anderson holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis.
“Dr. Anderson is a dynamic and well-published immunologist with broad expertise in the areas of vaccine development, autoimmunity, and tumor immunology. He brings to VBI an outstanding track record of relevant professional achievements and a strong background in building and leading research teams,” said Jeff Baxter, VBI’s President and CEO. “David is an inventor of much of VBI’s intellectual property and actively manages its ongoing expansion. His deep domain experience and sound judgment will be invaluable as we advance our mission of developing innovative prophylactic and therapeutic vaccine candidates.”
VBI Vaccines Inc. (“VBI”) is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel technologies that seek to expand vaccine protection in large underserved markets. VBI’s eVLP vaccine platform allows for the design of enveloped (“e”) virus-like particle (“VLP”) vaccines that closely mimic the target virus. VBI’s lead eVLP asset is a prophylactic Cytomegalovirus (“CMV”) vaccine; VBI has initiated work for GMP manufacturing of its CMV candidate for use in formal preclinical and Phase I trials. VBI’s LPV platform is a thermostable technology that enables the development of vaccines and biologics that can withstand storage or shipment at constantly fluctuating temperatures. VBI has completed proof of concept thermostability studies on a number of vaccine and biologic targets. VBI is headquartered in Cambridge, MA with research facilities in Ottawa, Canada.
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