GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GlycoMimetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLYC) announced today the addition of Mark A. Goldberg, M.D. to its Board of Directors. Dr. Goldberg is Executive Vice President, Medical and Regulatory Strategy at Synageva BioPharma Corporation and holds appointments at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
“A seasoned oncologist, hematologist and corporate medical/regulatory strategist, Mark is a welcome addition to the GlycoMimetics Board of Directors,” said Rachel King, CEO of GlycoMimetics. “We’ve just initiated the clinical program for our first oncology drug candidate and are looking forward to advancing additional novel candidates from our pipeline. Mark’s perspective will be very valuable to us, particularly his experience in developing and securing approval for benchmark therapies for rare diseases.”
Dr. Goldberg joined Synageva in 2011 from Genzyme Corporation, where he had most recently served as Senior Vice President, Clinical Development and Global Therapeutic Group Head, Oncology and Personalized Genetic Health. While at Genzyme, he played a central role in the development and approval of medicines such as Fabrazyme®, Aldurazyme®, Myozyme®, Lumizyme®, and Mozobil®. Prior to working at Genzyme, he was a full-time staff physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Goldberg received his A.B. (magna cum laude) from Harvard College and his M.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Medical School. He holds Board appointments at Immunogen Corporation, Idera Pharmaceuticals and the American Cancer Society, New England Division.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to join the GlycoMimetics Board of Directors,” said Dr. Goldberg. “As an oncologist and hematologist, it’s encouraging to see a biotechnology company developing novel drug candidates for unmet medical needs such as sickle cell disease and many forms of cancer.”
About GlycoMimetics, Inc.
GlycoMimetics is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel glycomimetic drugs to address unmet medical needs resulting from diseases in which carbohydrate biology plays a key role. Glycomimetics are molecules that mimic the structure of carbohydrates involved in important biological processes. Using its expertise in carbohydrate chemistry and knowledge of carbohydrate biology, GlycoMimetics is developing a pipeline of glycomimetic drug candidates that inhibit disease-related functions of carbohydrates, such as the roles they play in inflammation, cancer and infection.
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