Indianapolis, Ind., March 1, 2020 – Toralgen, Inc., a preclinical stage company focused on improving drug delivery, today announced several additions to its’ leadership team. David Moore has joined the company as COO and Ron Bowsher and Andy Glasebrook have joined as company advisors.
“I am happy to formally welcome these gentlemen to the team. Between them, they bring over 100 years of excellence in pharmaceutical research, development, and commercialization to Toralgen.” CEO, Gerald Rea, continued, “We have an opportunity to drastically improve outcomes for patients suffering from autoimmune diseases and diabetes. Insights from Dave, Ron, and Andy will accelerate our path forward.”
Mr. Moore brings over 27 years of experience in drug development, business development, commercialization, and operations experience from his time at Eli Lilly & Co. He held a variety of leadership roles that resulted in several in-licensing deals and successful brand launches in diabetes and neurosciences. He brings extensive experience to the company in operational excellence as well as the ability to develop and launch of blockbuster brands. His final role at Lilly was as Sr Director of Global Market Research and Analytics. Mr. Moore received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from Kelly School of Management at Indiana University.
Dr. Glasebrook brings 32 years of research and drug development experience at Eli Lilly & Co. Andy is recognized for his leadership, organizational skills and technical expertise contributions to both small and large molecule drug discovery efforts in autoimmunity and osteoporosis that resulted in advancing numerous drug candidates from preclinical discovery to clinical evaluation and launch. Dr. Glasebrook established an immunology/autoimmunity research team of >20 scientists at the San Diego Lilly Biotechnology Center to identify and preclinically validate large molecule therapeutic opportunities in autoimmunity. He is a Past-President of the Inflammation Research Association, a named inventor on 9 issued US patents and co-author of 100 scientific publications. Dr. Glasebrook received a PhD in Immunology from the University of Chicago followed by postdoctoral training at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Dr. Bowsher brings to Toralgen 45 year of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology and CRO industries. He is a recognized thought-leader in the areas of bioanalytical methods development for regulatory-compliant bioanalysis, ADME and immunogenicity assessments of biotherapeutics. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He has published >200 research papers, monographs, and abstracts, has four patents, 75 invited lectures, been a consultant to >100 global companies and has served on several scientific advisory boards. He is a Past-Chair of the AAPS BIOTEC Section and AAPS Fellows Committee. Currently, he is Partner and CSO at B2S Life Sciences™, which provides analytical support to Toralgen.
Toralgen is a preclinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of human therapeutics. Its poly-bile nanoparticle platform eliminates the challenges of oral delivery and has the potential to improve outcomes through optimized drug delivery. For more information or to contact us about possible collaborations, please visit www.toralgen.com
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 10, 2019) – – Toralgen, Inc., an Indiana-based biotechnology company, announced the closure of its seed funding round, raising more than $1.9 million. Participants in the round include VisionTech Angels, Elevate Ventures, and Solyco Advisors as well as investors and strategic partners with deep domain expertise. Toralgen is a preclinical stage company focused on improving drug delivery and will use the funds to further development of their innovative platform.
For people with Type 1 diabetes, a life free from injections and 24/7 monitoring of their blood glucose levels may seem only a fantasy, but an Indianapolis-based biotech company believes relief could come in pill form. Toralgen Inc. is developing a drug delivery technology it says can take existing drugs that have to be injected and transform them into oral medications.
Indianapolis-based Toralgen Inc. says it has raised nearly $2 million in seed funding for what the company calls its transformative drug delivery tool. The biotechnology firm is attempting to commercialize a nanopill system, a microscopic-sized dose of medication, for diabetes control and other diseases.