Patrick Gan brings to Inovio's board of directors extensive pharmaceutical operating experience, with an emphasis on the fast-growing Asia market
SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) May 8, 2008
Mr. Gan has extensive senior management experience with pharmaceutical operations throughout Asia and is currently the managing partner of ATP Capital, a global biotech fund. He has previously been the Asia/Pacific area director for Novartis, managing director for Glaxo Wellcome in China and Taiwan, and a senior manager with Roche. He has also been chief executive of two regional Asian airlines, Tiger Airways and Jett Air Cargo. He received an honors degree in Pharmacy (BSc) at the National University of Singapore in 1982, and subsequently obtained an MBA from the University of Warwick in 1990. He has also attended executive programs at Harvard Business School and Duke University.
"Patrick Gan brings to Inovio's board of directors extensive pharmaceutical operating experience, with an emphasis on the fast-growing Asia market," said Dr. Avtar Dhillon, Inovio's president & CEO. "We appreciate ATP's continued support as a shareholder of Inovio and welcome Patrick's contributions to the Board."
About Inovio Biomedical Corporation
Inovio Biomedical (AMEX:INO) is focused on developing multiple DNA-based immunotherapies. Inovio is a leader in developing human applications of electroporation using brief, controlled electrical pulses to increase cellular uptake of a useful biopharmaceutical. Interim human data has shown that Inovio's DNA delivery technology can significantly increase gene expression and immune responses from DNA vaccines. Immunotherapy partners include Merck, Wyeth, Vical, University of Southampton, Moffitt Cancer Center, the U.S. Army, National Cancer Institute, and International Aids Vaccine Initiative. Inovio's technology is protected by an extensive patent portfolio covering in vivo electroporation. More information is available at http://www.inovio.com.
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