RADNOR, PA — Avantor, Inc. (NYSE: AVTR) today announced the recent creation of a new Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), which will provide strategic guidance and consult on the Company’s mid- to long-term research and development efforts to deliver solutions for the life sciences industry, including biotech and pharma customers.
The SAB brings deep knowledge and experience in clinical research, academia, and industry to Avantor, and a passion for advancing science that improves health and well-being. By bringing together experts with a track record of working across innovative modalities, the SAB will enable Avantor to better serve customer needs as well as emerging opportunities and challenges facing the life sciences industry.
Ger Brophy, Ph.D. and EVP, BioPharma Production at Avantor will serve as Chair of the SAB. Initial members include: Brendan Hughes, Ph.D., Consultant and Former SVP of Global Manufacturing at Bristol Myers Squibb; Erik Sorensen, Ph.D., Arthur Allan Patchett Professor in Organic Chemistry, Princeton University; and Johannes van der Loo, Ph.D., Director, Clinical Vector Core at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“Integral to Avantor’s value proposition is our deep technical expertise and agility in delivering solutions designed for our customers’ needs. Our goal is to support customers at every step of the scientific journey, and our Scientific Advisory Board will play a pivotal role in steering and accelerating our innovation priorities,” said Michael Stubblefield, President and CEO, Avantor. “We are pleased to have this esteemed group of scientists collaborating with our teams to set science in motion.”
“We are in a golden age of science where the pace of scientific advancement, potential of new technologies, and opportunities to improve human health are vast,” said Ger Brophy, EVP, Biopharma Production and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board. “Dr. Hughes, Dr. Sorensen, and Dr. van der Loo are renowned scientists and I look forward to their partnership to advance our research and development agenda, and to expanding our Board in the future.”