SpyBiotech Appoints Industry Veteran Eddie Gray as Chair of its Board of Directors
Oxford, UK and Cambridge, MA - (February 13, 2023) --- SpyBiotech, a biotechnology company with a novel vaccine platform technology that can target infectious diseases, cancer, and chronic diseases, has appointed Eddie Gray, MBA, as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Gray joins the Board as an independent director.
Gray has over forty years of global experience in the life sciences industry, twenty five years of that time at GlaxoSmithKline PLC culminating as President of the European Pharmaceutical business and member of the Corporate Executive Team. During this time, he was extensively involved in leadership of vaccine and other anti-infectives businesses. From 2013-2019 he was CEO of Dynavax Technologies, a California biotechnology company. During his tenure, Dynavax raised sufficient funds to plan and complete the clinical program, achieve FDA approval and successfully launch its first product, a vaccine for prevention of Hepatitis B. Gray was later appointed Chair of the UK Government Covid-19 Antivirals Taskforce during the peak of the pandemic, successfully identifying and securing supply of at-home treatments for the most vulnerable patients who contracted the virus. He is a Board member of The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), the UK press regulatory body.
“I am excited to join SpyBio’s Board of Directors as Chair as the company progresses its first vaccine candidate into the clinic,” said Eddie Gray. “SpyBio’s internal proprietary SpyTag/SpyCatcher protein superglue enabled VLP-based technology can be incorporated with different platforms to create a plug-and-play toolbox for vaccine development with several advantages and has immense potential across various applications.”
“Given his deep operational experience and extensive knowledge about virus transmission and prevention, Eddie is an excellent addition to the Board of Directors during this critical time for our company,” said Mark Leuchtenberger, Chief Executive Officer of SpyBio. “We look forward to his leadership as we endeavor to advance our lead candidate toward the clinic and continue development of our cost-effective and highly scalable technology.”