Yemi Onakunle, PhD, MBA, and Marco Bocci, PhD, DPharm, Promoted to Senior Vice Presidents of Licensing and Business Development
U.S. Business Development Organization Adds Two Team Members
Investment in Additional Beacon Optofluidic Devices to Support Faster Research Cell Bank Development
Geneva, Switzerland, MARCH 28, 2019 – Selexis SA, a pioneering life sciences company and a global leader in mammalian cell line generation technology, today announced corporate updates to support its growth trajectory and expanding base of partners who rely on its SUREtechnology™ platform to advance complex biologics and vaccines. Specifically, the company promoted Yemi Onakunle, PhD, MBA, and Marco Bocci, PhD, DPharm, to senior vice presidents of licensing and business development and has broadened its team in the United States, with Boston- and San Francisco-based business development professionals. Additionally, the company has increased its investment in the Beacon® optofluidic and single cell analysis technology from Berkeley Lights. Selexis’ global partners are utilizing Selexis technologies to advance 115 drug products in clinical development and in the manufacture of four commercial products.
“We continue to witness the successful integration of Selexis’ cell line development technologies into our partners’ drug candidates as the expression challenges of complex and non-natural proteins mount. It’s clearly the right time to grow and expand our business development efforts and to further innovate our cell line development tools,” said Igor Fisch, PhD, Selexis chief executive officer. “With Yemi and Marco at the helm of our business development efforts, and our expanded presence in two of the leading U.S. life sciences hubs, we are better positioned to expand our reach into untapped markets and drive the potential of our technology in new areas. These important appointments, coupled with the accelerated development timelines we can offer through Beacon’s digital cell biology platform, will only solidify our place as a premier cell line development partner.”
About Selexis SA
Selexis SA, a JSR Life Sciences Company, is the global leader in cell line development with best-in-class modular technology and highly specialized solutions that enable the life sciences industry to rapidly discover, develop and commercialize innovative medicines and vaccines. Our global partners are utilizing Selexis technologies to advance more than 115 drug products in clinical development and the manufacture of four commercial products. As part of a comprehensive drug development process, the Company’s technologies shorten development timelines and reduce manufacturing risks. JSR’s CDMO service offering leverages the full capabilities of Selexis’ proprietary SUREtechnology Platform™ to offer an end-to-end solution to industry. More information is available at www.selexis.com.
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