Cherry Hill, N.J., Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vyant Bio, Inc. (“Vyant Bio”, “Company”) (Nasdaq: VYNT), an emerging global drug discovery company identifying small and large molecule therapeutics to treat central nervous system (CNS) and oncology-related diseases, announced today the appointment of Robert T. Fremeau Jr., Ph.D., as Chief Scientific Officer.
Dr. Fremeau is an experienced R&D leader with over two decades of drug discovery experience in academia and industry advancing next-gen drug development for severe neurological disorders. He is an accomplished scientist and biotech entrepreneur with an established history of scientific innovation and program leadership at the intersection of target validation, translation and clinical development. As a Scientific Director at Amgen Inc., he led and contributed to multiple teams that advanced small molecules into clinical trials against innovative targets across neurological indications. Throughout his academic career at Duke University and UCSF, Dr. Fremeau made seminal contributions to the first molecular and functional characterization of the receptors and transporters for the biogenic amine and amino acid neurotransmitters. Dr. Fremeau holds numerous patents and has authored over 65 peer-reviewed publications in prestigious scientific journals including Science, Nature, Neuron, PNAS, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, and Journal of Neuroscience.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Fremeau join the Vyant Bio team,” said Jay Roberts, President and CEO of Vyant Bio. “Dr. Fremeau’s extensive experience with scientific research and drug discovery will be invaluable to us as we develop the preclinical and translational strategy for driving a portfolio of therapeutic candidates from early discovery to human proof-of-concept. We are looking forward to having Dr. Fremeau work across the Vyant Bio organization with colleagues and partners in translational biology, chemical sciences, and computational and data sciences to ensure that an innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary approach is taken. He will be instrumental in helping us to achieve our ultimate goal of building the company into a drug discovery engine that finds impactful medicines to address the needs of patients around the world”.
“I look forward to becoming part of the Vyant Bio team and actively participating in the further development of the Company’s innovative and novel methods for determining drug efficacy and in initiating the discovery and development of new therapeutics to treat an array of neurology and oncology conditions,” stated Dr. Fremeau. “What a privilege to lead the efforts to establish a world-leading scientific advisory board comprised of industry leaders in neurology, oncology and protein sciences, to help drive our therapeutic pipeline and corporate mission forward.”
ABOUT VYANT BIO, INC.
Vyant Bio, Inc. (“Vyant Bio”, the “Company”) (Nasdaq: VYNT) has developed a drug discovery engine centered on revolutionary human-derived biology that incorporates advanced technology driven chemistry, data science, and engineering with global regulatory expertise. Through multiple in silico, in vitro, and in vivo modalities, Vyant Bio rapidly identifies and designs small and large molecule therapeutics that are derisked in human biology much earlier, and have lower costs and failure rates compared to traditional discovery platforms. The Company is focused on efficiently discovering neurology and oncology drugs and, going forward, plans to file two investigational new drug applications annually. Vyant Bio is headquartered in the US, with offices in Europe, and research facilities in Australia. The Company has five state-of-the-art labs and a scientific team with world experts in key areas who have been involved in over 200 investigational new drug applications and over 50 CNS and oncology studies and trials.
Forward Looking Statements:
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Jennifer K. Zimmons, Ph.D., MBA
Zimmons International Communications, Inc.
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