VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AbCellera (Nasdaq: ABCL), a technology company with a centralized operating system for next-generation antibody discovery, announced today that Neil Berkley has been appointed as Chief Business Officer (CBO). Mr. Berkley’s role will include leading the strategy and continued growth of AbCellera’s partnership business, which currently includes a diverse portfolio of more than 100 programs with drug developers of all sizes.
“Neil brings a wealth of business development experience that will be instrumental as we continue to execute our long-term strategy of using partnerships to accelerate the development of antibody therapeutics for a wide array of diseases,” said Carl Hansen, Ph.D., CEO of AbCellera. “We are excited to welcome Neil to the team and look forward to his leadership in expanding our commercial reach across the globe.”
Mr. Berkley has more than 20 years of strategic planning and corporate and business development experience across a wide range of transactions and therapeutic indications. He joins AbCellera from Halozyme Therapeutics, where he served as Vice President, Head of Business Development. Mr. Berkley has held leadership roles at Axerovision, COI Pharmaceuticals, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Cadence Pharmaceuticals, and GSK. He also cofounded Mpex Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Aptalis, and Vaxiion, a clinical stage bladder cancer company.
“AbCellera has established itself both as a technology leader in antibody-based drug discovery and a true innovator in the business of therapeutic development,” said Mr. Berkley. “I am excited to join AbCellera’s leadership team and look forward to forging partnerships across the industry that have the potential to accelerate the delivery of new treatments for people in need.”
Mr. Berkley earned a B.S. in molecular biology from UC San Diego, an M.S. in cellular and molecular biology, and an MBA from San Diego State University.
About AbCellera Biologics Inc.
AbCellera is a technology company that searches, decodes, and analyzes natural immune systems to find antibodies that its partners can develop into drugs to prevent and treat disease. AbCellera partners with drug developers of all sizes, from large pharmaceutical to small biotechnology companies, empowering them to move quickly, reduce cost, and tackle the toughest problems in drug development. For more information, visit ww.abcellera.com.
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