Renovacor Announces the Appointment of Elizabeth White, Ph.D., as Chief Business Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations
PHILADELPHIA, July 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Renovacor, Inc. (“Renovacor”), an early-stage biotechnology company developing adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for devastating cardiovascular and central nervous system diseases resulting from BAG3 gene variants, today announced the appointment of Elizabeth (Beth) White, Ph.D., as chief business officer and senior vice president of operations.
“Beth is a proven industry professional who possesses a unique blend of business, scientific and drug strategy experience from leadership roles in global pharma and biotech companies that will guide the development of our lead candidate, REN-001,” said Magdalene Cook, M.D., chief executive officer of Renovacor. “Her diverse background, with deep experience in the areas of rare diseases and gene therapies, perfectly aligns with our vision to deliver transformative therapies to patients. We look forward to working with her to meet critical business and regulatory milestones as we prepare for REN-001’s anticipated IND filing in mid-2022.”
Dr. White also serves on the board of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, where she helps lead strategic planning and supports initiatives in research, patient care, advocacy and education. Dr. White has a Ph.D. and a master’s degree with a concentration in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Rochester, New York, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Allegheny College.
Renovacor previously announced that it had entered into a merger agreement with Chardan Healthcare Acquisition 2 Corp. (NYSE: CHAQ) (“CHAQ”), a special purposes acquisition company. Completion of the proposed merger is subject to approval by the stockholders of CHAQ and certain other conditions. The proposed merger is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021.
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