EAST NORRITON, Pa., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tengion Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN ) today announced that it has appointed Sunita B. Sheth, M.D., to the position of Chief Medical Officer, Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs. In this role, Dr. Sheth will be responsible for developing clinical development strategies, implementing clinical trials, and providing clinical translation insights to preclinical pipeline programs.
"We are extremely pleased to add Dr. Sheth to the Tengion team," stated Steven Nichtberger, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Tengion. "Her broad experience in multiple therapeutic areas, deep knowledge of early and late stage clinical development, and commitment to patient care will be invaluable to Tengion as we continue to advance our platform and product candidates."
Dr. Sheth most recently served as Vice President, Specialty Care Business Unit, for Pfizer as part of its acquisition of Wyeth. Prior to that, she spent four years at Wyeth, most recently as Vice President, Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Infectious Diseases. Before joining Wyeth, she held positions of increasing responsibility at AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline since joining the industry in 1997. Her pharmaceutical development leadership experience covers multiple therapeutic areas and phases of development including approval of several INDs for drugs as well as the biologics FIX mab and OAP-189; the global regulatory submission of ximelagatran for multiple indications; and approval of an sNDA for Tygacil.
"This is an exciting time for Tengion and I am very much looking forward to working closely with the man