RICHMOND, Va., July 28, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Insmed Inc. (Nasdaq: INSM), a developer of follow-on biologics and biopharmaceuticals, today announced that Jim Miller, Ph.D. has joined Insmed's management team as Vice President of Process Development. Dr. Miller will play an important role in the development of Insmed Therapeutic Proteins' emerging portfolio of follow-on biologics.
Dr. Miller, 56, brings over 25 years of experience in biopharmaceutical product research and preclinical development to his new position. Prior to joining Insmed, he served as Executive Vice President of Product Development at Saronyx, Inc., a private life sciences company that he also co-founded. Dr. Miller earlier held senior development, operations and research positions at both Reneneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Amgen. His strategic and management expertise, which center around the biopharmaceutical development process, includes team management, research design and implementation, strategic planning, product development, and product marketing.
Dr. Miller received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and performed his Postdoctoral work at Yale University School of Medicine. He has been published on numerous occasions in well-respected scientific periodicals, including The Journal of Neuroscience, The Archive of Biochemistry and Biophysics and The Journal of Molecular Biology.
Doug Farrar, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Operations for Insmed commented, "We are excited to have Jim join our experienced team. His background is well suited to further accelerate progress on our follow-on biologics portfolio as we reach a critical stage in the development process of these product candidates."
Dr. Miller commented, "I am pleased to be joining the Insmed team, which has consistently demonstrated its advanced knowledge of biologics development, manufacturing capability and its skilled scientific and technical workforce. I am excited to be a part of the first U.S.-based biotechnology company to develop a comprehensive portfolio of follow-on biologics and look forward to working with the team to continue advancing these product candidates as rapidly as possible through the development process."
Insmed Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company with unique protein process development and manufacturing experience and a proprietary protein platform aimed at niche markets with unmet medical needs. For more information, please visit www.insmed.com.
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