Dr. David Anderson, PhD, is currently the Chief Scientific Officer of Ivogen (subsidiary of Nanova Biomaterials), a biotech company focused on the discovery and development of novel antibiotics/antivirulence agents to treat antibiotic resistant bacteria. He has deep expertise in target-based drug discovery/development & personalized molecular diagnostics in autoimmunity/inflammation and oncology. He built and managed innovative drug discovery and development companies, including Signal Pharmaceuticals from start-up (focused on kinases and other gene-regulating targets) to acquisition by Celgene Corporation and Proprius Pharmaceuticals from start-up (focused on Personalized Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics) to acquisition by Cypress Bioscience. David has held senior positions at Ignyta (CSO/ VP Cancer Biology acquired by Roche), Eclipse Therapeutics (VP R&D acquired by Bionomics), Proprius Pharmaceuticals, (CSO) Celgene Corporation (CSO/Senior VP R&D), Johnson & Johnson (Senior Director Immunotherapy/Inflammation Drug Discovery), and Monsanto/ Searle (Senior Group Leader in Immunology). He was leader or member of teams responsible for development of six FDA approved drugs (Procrit®, Leustatin®, Revlimid® and Rozlytrek® for hematology/oncology indications, Zubrin® for veterinary arthritis, and Surfaxin® for respiratory distress syndrome), two NDAs, and ten INDs, two Personalized Diagnostic products (AVISE-PG® & AVISE-MCV®) for rheumatoid arthritis. David managed human, technical, and financial resources, represented start-up companies to venture capital and banking firms to raise over $200M, partnered with world-class biopharmaceutical companies for $150M in milestone/equity payments, received over $4M in SBIR grants, and conducted research leading to the first $1B biotechnology product, Procrit® (Johnson & Johnson). He has established translational research with world-class academic investigators to enhance and compliment expertise for successful research and product development. He has served as a consultant for numerous companies (Johnson & Johnson, Celgene, Santarus/Salix, AdventRx, aTyr Pharma), VC and investment firms (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Venrock Ventures, CID Equity Partners and Clarian Health, City Hill Ventures) and is currently a scientific advisor for several biotechnology companies (Visionary Pharmaceuticals, Capella Therapeutics, Immunophotonics, and CryoCrate).
David has held academic positions at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and The Scripps Research Institution. He has organized, chaired, and spoken at international conferences focused on discovery and development of novel anti-inflammatory/immunomodulatory and cancer drugs, and has refereed articles for peer-reviewed journals such as Science, Journal of Rheumatology, and Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. David also has an outstanding record of scientific publications and presentations (35 peer reviewed publications and over 50 presentations/abstracts) and has received a number of research awards and 10 patents for his innovative research.