– USA, TX – iBio, Inc. (NYSE: IBIO), a biotech innovator and biologics contract manufacturing organization, today announced the appointment of Dr. Linda Armstrong to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Armstrong to our Board and are confident that her deep experience in the development and registration of biologics will be an asset to iBio,” said Chairman & CEO, Tom Isett. “Moreover, as an expert pulmonologist, we believe her guidance will be critical as we progress the development of our respiratory disease portfolio, which includes COVID-19 vaccine and therapeutic candidates, as well as IBIO-100, which includes idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis as a potential indication.”
Dr. Armstrong has also been appointed as a member of iBio’s new Science & Technology Committee, which shall be chaired by Dr. Philip Russell.
About Dr. Linda Armstrong
Dr. Armstrong is an accomplished biopharmaceutical executive with more than 20 years of experience in respiratory diseases and therapeutics. Since 2016, she has served as the Global Head of the Respiratory Development Unit at Novartis (SWX: NOVN), where she is responsible for the development of therapies to treat patients with respiratory and allergic conditions.
Dr. Armstrong served in a variety of roles at Novartis since 2007, including the Head of Clinical Development & Medical Affairs, Cell and Gene Therapy and Global Head of Patient Safety. Prior to joining Novartis, she served as Medical Safety Director and subsequently as Senior Director, Medical Affairs at Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE: PFE). Dr. Armstrong also served as Group Director, Respiratory Diseases at the Schering Plough Research Institute. As a Board-Certified Pulmonologist and Internist, Dr. Armstrong served on the faculty of New York University Medical Center prior to joining Schering-Plough.
Dr. Armstrong commented, “I am thrilled to join iBio’s Board at such an exciting time in the Company’s development. I am looking forward to supporting iBio as it advances an array of respiratory disease biopharmaceuticals and other biologics.”
She received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut; and her Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
About iBio, Inc.
iBio is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Its FastPharming System combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver high-quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. The Company’s subsidiary, iBio CDMO LLC, provides FastPharming Contract Development and Manufacturing Services. iBio’s Glycaneering Development Service™ includes an array of new glycosylation technologies for engineering high-performance recombinant proteins. Additionally, iBio is developing proprietary products, which include IBIO-100 for the treatment of fibrotic diseases, and vaccines for COVID-19 disease.
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