MIAMI, Sept. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Longeveron Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing regenerative drugs for unmet medical needs, today announced the appointment of Jerome Bailey to position as the new Vice President of Corporate Business Operations. He joins the company from Checkmate Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Regeneron), where he served as Senior Director of Program Management. Mr. Bailey brings to the company more than 30 years of operational leadership and program management experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, overseeing clinical trials from phase 1 to phase 4 in several therapeutic areas.
“As we continue to grow and evolve, building our portfolio of regenerative drugs, we are thrilled to have someone of Jerome’s caliber and experience join our team,” said Chris Min, MD, Ph.D. ., interim CEO and Medical Director. Officer of Longeveron. “Jerome’s extensive experience in portfolio management and clinical operations across multiple therapeutic areas makes him an invaluable addition to our team as we advance our flagship medicinal signaling cell therapy product, Lomecel-B™, through through clinical trials in three indications.
“I am delighted to join the Longeveron team,” said Mr. Bailey. “The company is poised for a period of explosive growth with phase 2 trials in Alzheimer’s disease and hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) underway, and the planned launch of the phase 2 trial in frailty related to aging in Japan. I look forward to working with the exceptional team at Longeveron to continue advancing the company’s strong pipeline through the next clinical stages. »
Prior to joining Longeveron, Mr. Bailey was Senior Director of Program Management at Checkmate Pharmaceuticals, where he led cross-functional project teams driving multiple oncology programs from candidate screening through clinical development. Prior to Checkmate Pharmaceuticals, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Parexel, where he led several global development programs in several therapeutic areas, including oncology, hematology, pulmonary and rare pediatric diseases. He also facilitated the product submission strategy in several major global schizophrenia and hypertension markets. Prior to Parexel, Mr. Bailey held leadership positions at Applied Clinical Intelligence, Theorem Clinical Research, BDH Clinical Research, Covance and Eli Lilly. Mr. Bailey began his career as a clinical researcher at Ayerst Laboratories, then at Hoffman La Roche. Mr. Bailey holds a BS in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University.
About Longeveron Inc.
Longeveron is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing regenerative medicines to address unmet medical needs. The Company’s lead investigational product is Lomecel-B™, an allogeneic medicinal signaling cell (MSC) therapeutic product isolated from the bone marrow of healthy young adult donors. Lomecel-B™ has a multimodal mechanism of action that is pro-vascular, pro-regenerative and anti-inflammatory, promoting tissue repair and healing with broad potential applications in a wide range of disease areas. Longeveron is advancing Lomecel-B™ through clinical trials in three indications: hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), Alzheimer’s disease and frailty associated with aging. Additional information about the Company is available at www.longeveron.com.
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