Radient Pharmaceuticals Corporation, has announced the appointment of biotech executive Leonard M. J. Reyno, M.D. to its Board of Directors. Dr. Reyno replaces Minghui Jia, who resigned from the Company's Board of Directors effective August 19th, 2011.
Dr. Reyno has extensive executive experience in the biotech industry, as well as having served as a professor of medicine and oncology, and had his own oncology practice.
Dr. Reyno received numerous awards and honors in oncology, served as a reviewer for several key scientific journals, and has published numerous papers in peer reviewed journals and abstracts, as well as having been a guest presenter and lecturer at dozens of medical and biotech conferences.
As a biotech executive, Dr. Reyno currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Research and Development at Agensys, Inc. and Chief Medical Officer for Oncology at Astellas Pharma.
Agensys is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma US, the US affiliate of Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan's second largest pharmaceutical company.
Astellas Pharma currently has a $17 billion market capitalization and is ranked within the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the global market.
Prior to Astellas Pharma, Dr. Reyno was Senior Director of Clinical Development at Novacea; was Medical Director, Lead Clinical Scientist on the Herceptin Team, Bio-Oncology at Genentech; and served as Global Director, Oncology Therapeutic Area for Aventis.
"Onko-Sure® is a product that has significant merit for its FDA-cleared indication in colorectal cancer. Beyond that indication I see Radient's diagnostic technology as a platform which has potential to become a widely used diagnostic across numerous cancers. I am pleased to join the board of Radient to support moving the test towards wider market adoption," stated Dr. Leonard Reyno.
Radient's Chairman and CEO, Douglas MacLellan, added, "The addition of Dr. Reyno to our board fortifies Radient with additional expertise in the field of oncology, research and development and scientific outreach, as well as advise on the commercialization of our diagnostic product. Dr. Reyno has deep and extensive knowledge and experience of the entire biotech oncology space. He is a very valuable addition to our team. We welcome him aboard."
Dr. Reyno is a Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and an Associate Member of the American Association for Cancer Research.
He has served as a reviewer for peer reviewed scientific journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, and International Journal of Cancer.