Avillion LLP, a co-developer and financier of late-stage pharmaceutical product candidates, announces the appointment of Mark Weinberg, MD MBA as Chief Medical Officer.
Dr Weinberg has spent more than 17 years as a pharmaceutical and biotech executive with experience ranging from “top 20” pharma companies to micro-cap biotech. Over the course of his career, he has interfaced with the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) on drug candidate development and regulatory issues across multiple therapeutic areas from pre-IND (Investigational New Drug) stage through NDA/BLA (New Drug Application/Biologics License Application) discussions. He has also worked on multiple partnered development programmes.
Dr Weinberg joins Avillion from Halloran Consulting Group, a consulting firm that provides strategic guidance and development expertise to life science companies, where he was Chief Medical Officer and Managing Director. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Clinical Development at US biotech company RestorGenex Pharmaceuticals. Previously, he gained experience at Astellas Pharma Global Development where he was Vice President, Global Clinical Science and he was also Global Therapeutic Area Head, CNS and Pain. Prior to Astellas, Dr Weinberg held various positions of increasing responsibility at Lundbeck Inc. (formerly Ovation Pharmaceuticals), Takeda Global Research and Development and Abbott Laboratories.
Dr Weinberg earned his MD from Duke University and remained there to complete a residency in internal medicine. He also holds an MBA from the Kellogg Business School and a BA in economics from Yale University.
Allison Jeynes-Ellis, Chief Executive Officer of Avillion, said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Mark to our management team at Avillion. He brings extensive pharmaceutical development skills and experience that will help us meet our objective to successfully deliver robust, high quality clinical data to pharma clients whilst accelerating their programmes.”
Dr Weinberg will be based in Chicago, USA.