Nordic Nanovector appoints Mark Wright as Head of Manufacturing
Oslo, Norway, 2 January 2019
Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANO) announces the appointment of Dr Mark Wright as Head of Manufacturing. He joins the company today and will lead all aspects of the manufacture of Betalutin® for clinical trials and future commercialisation, as well as the production of new CD37-targeting candidates emerging from the company’s pipeline.
Dr Wright joins from Piramal Healthcare, an international Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO) specialising in the production and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. Dr Wright spent the past 12 years at Piramal, based at its cGMP accredited facilities in the UK, and has expertise in all aspects of the manufacture of radio-immuno conjugates and antibody drug conjugates (ADCs). He has experience of cGMP manufacture of 25 ADC projects, including the manufacture of ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin), a CD30-targeting ADC for the treatment of relapsed or refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma and systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma, which was one of the first ADCs approved.
Marco Renoldi, Nordic Nanovector’s Chief Operating Officer, said, “Mark has highly relevant experience in the manufacture of novel targeted therapeutics for cancer. As we advance with Betalutin® through the pivotal PARADIGME study we are putting in place key elements for its commercialisation pending approval. We are pleased to welcome Mark to the team and anticipate that his expertise will prove highly valuable towards this goal.”
Mark Wright commented: “Nordic Nanovector’s CD37-targeting approach, including Betalutin®, offers multiple opportunities for the development of novel targeted therapies that incorporate different types of anti-tumour payloads. I am looking forward to working with the team and bringing my knowledge to this crucial part of its product development and commercialisation strategy.” ADCETRIS® is the US registered trademark of Seattle Genetics, Inc.
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About Nordic Nanovector
Nordic Nanovector is committed to develop and deliver innovative therapies to patients to address major unmet medical needs and advance cancer care. The Company aspires to become a leader in the development of targeted therapies for haematological cancers. Nordic Nanovector’s lead clinical-stage candidate is Betalutin®, a novel CD37-targeting antibody-radionuclide-conjugate designed to advance the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). NHL is an indication with substantial unmet medical need, representing a growing market forecast to be worth nearly USD 29 billion by 2026. Nordic Nanovector intends to retain marketing rights and to actively participate in the commercialisation of Betalutin® in core markets. Further information can be found at www.nordicnanovector.com
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