20 April 2020, Cambridge, UK: STORM Therapeutics, the biotechnology company focused on the discovery of small molecule therapies modulating RNA epigenetics, today announces the appointment of Dr. Angus Lauder as Director of Business Development with immediate effect.
Dr. Lauder has over 15 years of business development experience working with biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and academia. Previously, Dr. Lauder was Associate Director Business Management & Transactions at Cancer Research UK Commercial Partnerships (formerly Cancer Research Technology) where he led the deal team in major drug discovery alliances including CRT’s biggest and highest value drug discovery alliance deal to date, with Celgene. Dr. Lauder also brings a wealth of experience negotiating large numbers of licenses and collaborations as well as in the formation of company spin-outs including Mission Therapeutics and Azeria Therapeutics.
Commenting on today’s appointment, Dr Keith Blundy, CEO of STORM Therapeutics said: “As the leading company tackling disease through modulating RNA modifying enzymes, STORM is fast progressing in its preclinical work and became the first Company in the world to demonstrate in vivo and proof of concept efficacy in animal models and is on course to enter the clinic in 2021.
“I would like to welcome Angus to the team as we focus on developing a unique platform and pipeline, and set the stage for future long-term growth. He brings a strong track record of delivering complex deals and brings extensive drug discovery and technology development knowledge.”
Dr Angus Lauder commented: “STORM is a pioneer in RNA epigenetics with a mission to tackle disease through modulating RNA modifying enzymes. I look forward to working closely with the management team in shaping the next chapter in STORM’s evolution and future success.”
Dr Lauder has PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Institute of Cancer Research, University of London, before undertaking post-doctoral research studies at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge.