By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week -- Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTCBB:ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced the appointment of Eddy Anglade, M.D., to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Clinical Development. Dr. Anglade is an ophthalmologist and an experienced pharmaceutical executive with more than 16 years of experience overseeing all elements of clinical trials and regulatory affairs (see also Advanced Cell Technology, Inc.).
"We created the new position, EVP of Clinical Development, as we prepare for our transition to Phase II of our AMD and SMD clinical trials. We are thrilled to welcome such an experienced and accomplished executive to our team at this critical point in the Company's evolution," said Gary Rabin, CEO of ACT. "Dr. Anglade has extensive experience in the development of therapeutics for treating diseases of the eye. He will make an excellent addition to the world-class management team at ACT as the Company continues to work with its clinical development partners at many of the leading academic and scientific institutions in the world."
Dr. Anglade joins ACT after co-founding Lux Pharmaceuticals and serving as its Chief Medical Officer, where he guided the development of orphan designated and fast-track products as well as early phase development of a novel therapeutic agent for dry eye disease. His responsibilities included recruitment and development of the clinical operations, program management, and medical writing teams, as well as serving as the safety officer responsible for review of all studies. Previously he was Vice President of Clinical Development at Enzon Pharmaceuticals, where he oversaw all clinical development activities and was a member of the research and development leadership team, and designed the industry's first multi-center, randomized, placebo-controlled and blinded study of an agent for the prevention of rejection in lung transplantation. He served as a medical director for Hoffman-La Roche Inc. where he developed and implemented clinical strategies for their CellCept® and Cytovene® drugs and served as the medical monitor for Zenapax® in cardiac transplantation. Dr. Anglade holds an M.D. from Yale University. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School, and received additional training in ocular immunology at the National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health. He is an extensively published author in eye disease and immunology.
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