Linda F. Powers
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Powers has served as the Chairman of NW Bio since 2007, and as CEO since 2011. Ms. Powers previously served as a Managing Director of Toucan Capital Fund II, an investment fund focused on regenerative medicine and immune therapies, from 2001 to 2010. In addition, she has over 15 years’ experience in corporate finance and restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and intellectual property licensing. Ms. Powers has served for many years on a number of boards and commissions, including M2GEN (an affiliate of Moffitt Cancer Center), the Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association, the Rosalind Franklin Society, the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission, a Steering Committee of the National Academy of Sciences evaluating government research funding, and three Governors’ commissions focused on building biotech and other industries. Ms. Powers taught for more than six years at the National Institutes of Health, on medical product development and commercialization, and at Georgetown Law School as an adjunct professor. Ms. Powers serves on the boards of a number of private biotechnology companies. Ms. Powers holds a B.A. from Princeton University, magna cum laude, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Les Goldman joined us as Senior Vice President, Business Development in June 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Goldman was a partner at the law firm of Skadden, Arps for over 30 years, specializing in a wide array of advanced technologies and their commercialization. Mr. Goldman also serves as an advisor to a number of other technology companies. In addition, for eight years, Mr. Goldman served as Chairman of the Board of a group of TV stations in four mid-size cities across the country.
Marnix L. Bosch
Ph.D. Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Bosch joined us in 2000, and has been serving as our Chief Technical Officer for a number of years. In this capacity, he plays a key role in the preparation and submission of our regulatory applications, as well as ongoing development of our product lines, and ongoing development and/or acquisition of new technologies. Dr. Bosch led the process of designing the protocols, and managed the successful preparation and submission of our Investigational New Drug (IND) applications for FDA approval to conduct clinical trials for prostate cancer, brain cancer, ovarian cancer and multiple other cancers. He also led the processes for other regulatory submissions in both the U.S. and abroad (including the successful applications for orphan drug status in both the U.S. and Europe for DCVax-L for brain cancer). He spearheaded the development of our manufacturing and quality control processes, and is working with Cognate BioServices, Inc. on next-generation further development of these processes. Prior to joining us in 2000, Dr. Bosch worked at the Dutch National Institutes of Health (RIVM) as head of the Department of Molecular Biology, as well as in academia as a professor of Pathobiology. He has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed research publications in immunology and virology, and is an inventor on several patent applications on dendritic cell product manufacturing.
Alton L. Boynton
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Boynton co-founded our company, has served as our Chief Scientific Officer and a Director since our inception in 1998, was appointed our Chief Operating Officer in August 2001, was appointed President in May 2003, and served as Chief Executive Officer from June 2007 to June 2011. Prior to founding our company, Dr. Boynton headed the Molecular Oncology research lab at the Pacific Northwest Research Foundation (the original foundation of Bill Hutchinson, from which the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center was spun off). Dr. Boynton also served as Director of the Department of Molecular Medicine of Northwest Hospital from 1995 to 2003 where he coordinated the establishment of a program centered on carcinogenesis. Prior to joining Northwest Hospital, Dr. Boynton was Associate Director of the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, The University of Hawaii, where he also held the positions of Director of Molecular Oncology of the Cancer Research Center and Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology. Dr. Boynton received his Ph.D. in Radiation Biology from the University of Iowa in 1972. We believe Dr. Boynton’s background and experience make him well qualified to serve as a Director.
Anthony Maida, Ph.D.
Sr VP, Clinical Research
Dr. Maida joined our company in June 2011, as Sr VP of Clinical Research and brings more than 20 years’ experience in building oncology companies, with expertise in the business, financial, clinical and regulatory aspects of and the underlying science of oncology business. Over these two decades, Dr. Maida has held positions as Chairman, CEO, COO, CSO, CFO and VP Business Development. Among these experiences, he served as CEO of CancerVax Corporation, an early leader in cancer vaccines. In that role, he was responsible for conducting multi-hundred patient, multi-center clinical trials with the company’s cancer vaccines. Prior to joining us, Dr. Maida was serving as global head of oncology for a leading contract research organization that manages clinical trials in the U.S. and internationally.