Immune Regulation Ltd appoints Jonathan Rigby as Chief Executive Officer

Immune Regulation Ltd, a clinical stage biotech company, today announces the appointment of Jonathan Rigby as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors.

Based in the U.S., Jonathan is an experienced CEO with three productive decades of pharmaceutical, biotech and drug delivery technology value creating achievements. In 2011 he became the CEO of SteadyMed Therapeutics Inc. and focused the company on the development of drug device combination products to treat Pulmonary Hypertension. He led the company through a Nasdaq listing in 2015 (Nasdaq: STDY) and a public-to-public company sale to United Therapeutics (Nasdaq: UTHR) in late 2018.

In 2006 he cofounded Zogenix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZGNX) a specialty pharmaceutical company now focused on the development and commercialization of drug products to treat rare diseases and was instrumental in its listing on Nasdaq in 2010. Earlier in his career, Jonathan held commercial and business development positions of increasing responsibility at large pharmaceutical companies including Merck and Bristol Myers Squibb and Profile Therapeutics, now Phillips Medical.

Dr. Dominik Escher, Chairman of Immune Regulation said:

We are excited to welcome Jonathan at Immune Regulation. He brings a wealth of experience across many areas of the pharmaceutical industry that are relevant to the prosperity of Immune Regulation. I am confident that he is the ideal candidate to lead the next stage of clinical development of our two key therapies in immune system resetting. I would like also to thank Richard Nagle, our outgoing Chief Executive, for his leadership of the business since 2017.”

Jonathan Rigby said:

I am delighted to be joining the very talented team at Immune Regulation.  The Company has first in class immune-resetting therapies with a broad potential to treat autoimmune diseases. For example, IRL201805 and IRL201104 have shown considerable efficacy in preclinical and human clinical studies in rheumatoid arthritis and asthma / severe allergy respectively. We are also in the early stages of assessing the potential of IRL1104 to reduce lung inflammation which may be a consequence in patients infected by the COVID-19 virus.”

 

For further enquiries 

Immune Regulation Ltd
Jonathan Rigby, CEO
+1 510 589 3268
jonathan.rigby@immuneregulation.com

 

About Immune Regulation

Immune Regulation Limited is a clinical stage biotech company, pioneering new technologies for regulating and resetting the immune system and developing novel first-in-class therapies for inflammatory and immunological diseases.

Existing therapies are designed to suppress the immune system and require chronic dosing to treat the inflammation, frequently causing severe side effects.

Immune Regulation’s first-in-class immune resetting therapies have demonstrated unique efficacy and safety in pre-clinical and human studies without suppressing the immune system. These therapies exhibit short pharmacokinetic activity but reset the immune system from a pro-inflammatory to a regulatory state to induce disease remission in patients with allergic and immune mediated diseases, without the negative effects of chronic current therapies.

At Immune Regulation our aim is to develop novel, safe and effective therapies that reset the immune system, transforming the lives of patients with inflammatory and immunological diseases.

 

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27 March 2020

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Michael Albisser

Non-Executive Director​

Michael is a partner of Metellus, a Zurich and London-based venture capital firm investing in technology and life sciences with ground-breaking potential. Having more than 25 years of experience in the finance area he is responsible for finance, tax, and deal structures. He serves on the board of various venture-backed companies.

Dr. Isaac Cheng, m.d.

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Isaac Cheng is currently an investment professional at Morningside, a venture capital and private equity institution based in China. Dr. Cheng focuses primarily on biopharmaceutical and healthcare investments. He has served on numerous public and private company boards.

Peter Greenleaf

Chairman

Peter Greenleaf currently serves as the chief executive officer (CEO) and member of the Board of Directors of Aurinia, (NASDAQ: AUPH / TSX: AUP), an autoimmune therapeutics company. He has held several other CEO and chairman roles. He is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of Antares Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRS) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Biodelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI).

Marylyn Rigby

VP of Marketing and Investor Relations

Marylyn Rigby is an experienced pharmaceutical, biotech, and drug delivery professional. In addition to her expertise in marketing, public and investor relations, she has a successful track record with business development, licensing, public and private equity financing, strategy and other key corporate functions.

Nancy Vinh

VP of Clinical Operations

Nancy Vinh brings over 20 years of experience in managing early and late phase, international clinical trials for drugs, biologics, cell therapy and combination products across a wide range of therapeutic areas to the team. She has served as head of clinical operations and led registrational and label expansion trials execution.

Dr. Clare Burgess

Chief Development Officer

Dr. Clare Burgess has 24 years of experience in clinical drug development as a pharmacologist and has worked across a wide range of therapeutic areas within the pharmaceutical industry. She has held multiple leadership roles and has led multidisciplinary teams across the world.

Jeff Myers, m.d., ph.d

Chief Medical Officer

Jeff Myers, M.D., Ph.D., has 20 years of experience in medical affairs, regulatory and clinical development within the biopharmaceutical industry, with focuses on cardiovascular, pulmonary, oncology, and inflammatory diseases.

Before entering the industry, he practiced as a congenital cardiac surgeon and served as the chief of pediatric cardiac surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and as Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Roly Foulkes

Chief Scientific Officer

A true drug discoverer, Dr. Roly Foulkes has 25 years of experience building and delivering innovative therapeutic portfolios within the immunology and inflammatory disease space. He has a strong record advising small and medium sized immunology biopharma companies in developing competitive therapeutic strategies and bringing new innovative molecules to the clinic.

Jones w (woody) Bryan, ph.d.

Chief Business Officer

Jones (Woody) Bryan, Ph.D., brings almost 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry to the team, having led successful business development operations in both private and public pharma and biotech companies.

Perry Calias, ph.d.

Chief Operating Officer

Perry Calias, Ph.D., brings over 25 years of experience in pre-clinical and clinical development, CMC and global regulatory submissions across the drug and device sectors of healthcare. He has held numerous executive positions leading clinical and non-clinical operations, with a strong focus on diseases of the central nervous system and rare diseases.

Jonathan Rigby, mba

Group Chief Executive Officer

As employee #1 of Revolo Biotherapeutics in the US, Jonathan Rigby has led the company through substantial and rapid growth. He brings three decades of experience creating value and opportunities for companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and drug delivery technology industry.