Accelerator Life Science Partners Expands Its Team of Advisors
Accelerator Life Science Partners (ALSP), a leading early-stage life science management and venture capital firm, announced today the expansion of its world-class advisory teams with the addition of several renowned leaders in the life science industry. Kevin Chow, Ph.D. and Melissa A. Yeager, J.D., have been named as Operating Partners; Scott Brun, M.D. and David I. Hirsh, Ph.D., have been appointed to the Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board; Jan M. Lundberg, Ph.D. has been appointed to the Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board and will serve as a Senior Advisor; and Eugene (Gene) Yeo, Ph.D., MBA will serve as a Senior Advisor.
Dr. Chow and Ms. Yeager will join a top-tier group of Operating Partners to assist with the evaluation of new business opportunities, support current (and future) ALSP portfolio companies and serve in a variety of operating and advisory roles. Adding their expertise in international regulatory affairs, global operations, business development and corporate strategy will be an invaluable toolset for ALSP's portfolio of companies.
"After working closely with Melissa and Kevin over many years, I am confident that their wealth of experience and leadership skills will add immediate value to our therapeutic and drug discovery portfolio companies," said Thong Q. Le, senior managing partner and CEO of Accelerator Life Science Partners. "Their expertise combined with that of the other new ALSP advisors provides us with one of the most knowledgeable teams in the industry, further enhancing our ability to identify and support innovative companies with unique potential to provide unparalleled vale for investors and patients."
The Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board (CSAB) will add three new advisors from leading global pharmaceutical companies and universities, including AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly and Columbia University, bringing with them their expertise in drug discovery, drug development and R&D leadership. Joining the CSAB are:
"Our clinical and scientific advisors support the complete spectrum of product development activities, providing critical insights into preclinical research, clinical trial design and strategy and regulatory pathways," said Kendall Mohler, Ph.D., chief development officer and chairman of the CSAB. "Drs. Brun, Lundberg and Hirsh bring extensive knowledge in identifying and leading cutting-edge research and development programs. We are looking forward to working closely with them on Accelerator programs."
Gene Yeo, Ph.D., MBA and Dr. Lundberg will join ALSP's Senior Advisory Board (SAB) to provide high-level advice and strategic guidance regarding its R&D activities and portfolio investments.
"We are honored to have Drs. Yeo and Lundberg join the senior advisory board," said Mr. Le. "Their insights and expertise will help facilitate our efforts as we work to close our second fund, ALSP II, which will operate out of our Seattle, New York and San Diego bases as well as a new international site."
About Accelerator Life Science Partners
Accelerator Life Science Partners catalyzes the development and commercialization of breakthrough biotechnology innovations. Accelerator is a trusted partner that provides the complete business, scientific and financial toolkit necessary for successfully establishing and operating early-stage biotechnology companies. Accelerator nurtures its companies across all stages and in all facets of development, setting them on a path that offers the greatest chance for long-term success. Among these key resources are committed investment capital, experienced start-up management, unique access to world-class scientific expertise and state-of-the-art laboratories and shared facilities.
The company is uniquely positioned to provide this unprecedented collection of capabilities and resources through its partnership with top-tier investors, seasoned executive managers and world-class research institutions. The value of these collective resources has been validated over more than a decade of successful investing in life science companies that are helping to shape the rapidly evolving future of medicine and healthcare.
For more information, please visit www.acceleratorlsp.com.
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