– UK, London – hVIVO plc (AIM:HVO), a specialty biopharma company with discovery and clinical testing capabilities, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Trevor Phillips as a Non-Executive Director, with immediate effect.
Trevor has over thirty years’ of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, including extensive international drug development and corporate development responsibilities. He was previously Chief Operations Officer and President of US Operations, as well as a member of the Board, at Vectura Group plc, a FTSE 250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange focused on respiratory diseases. Subsequent to joining Vectura in 2010, Trevor played an integral leadership role in the company’s successful development, including the acquisition of Activaero GmbH in 2014 and the merger with Skyepharma plc in 2016.
Prior to joining Vectura, Trevor held the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Critical Therapeutics, Inc. (now Chiesi USA, Inc.), a US listed specialty pharmaceutical company. He has also held senior management positions at Sepracor, Inc. (now Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), Accenture plc and GlaxoWellcome plc (now GlaxoSmithKline plc). Trevor trained as a microbiologist at University of Reading, obtaining a PhD in microbial biochemistry from the University of Wales in 1986. He was awarded an MBA from Henley Management College in 1997.
Jaime Ellertson, Non-Executive Chairman, commented: “I would like to welcome Dr Trevor Phillips to hVIVO. Trevor brings extensive respiratory drug development and commercialisation experience to hVIVO, which will play a vital role in guiding our partnering and collaboration strategies in respiratory and infectious diseases. We believe Trevor will strengthen the Board as we progress our precision medicine based inventions and products forward towards commercialisation.”
hVIVO plc, a specialty biopharma company with discovery and clinical testing capabilities, is pioneering a human-based analytical platform to accelerate drug discovery and development in respiratory and infectious diseases. Leveraging human disease models in flu, RSV and asthma exacerbation, the hVIVO platform captures disease in motion, illuminating the entire disease life cycle from healthy to sick and back to health. Based in the UK, market leader hVIVO has conducted more than 45 clinical studies, inoculated over 2000 volunteers and has three first-in-class therapies currently in development with a growing pre-clinical pipeline.
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