Ichnos Sciences Inc. is pleased to announce that Gabriela Gruia, M.D. has assumed the role of Chief Development Officer, effective immediately. In this position, Gabriela will oversee several functions critical to advancing assets in the Ichnos pipeline, including regulatory sciences, clinical operations, drug safety, clinical pharmacology, biostatistics and clinical outsourcing. She is an oncologist by training, and also brings more than 20 years of oncology drug development and leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
“We are excited to welcome Gabriela to Ichnos Sciences and look forward to her future contributions,” said Alessandro Riva, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Ichnos Sciences. “She brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise and her recognized leadership skills will be invaluable as we advance our pipeline. In addition, Gabriela’s clinical experience enables her to embrace our goal to deliver potentially curative therapies that may change the lives of the patients we aim to treat.”
Prior to this appointment, Dr. Gruia served as Senior Vice President and Head of Regulatory Affairs for Novartis Oncology. In that role she was responsible for leading the oncology regulatory affairs organization, and worked in close partnership with research collaborators, preclinical development, the development organization and senior management. Dr. Gruia also successfully designed and implemented an international strategy to develop a treatment for first- and second-line metastatic colorectal cancer in a previous role at Pharmacia and Pfizer.
“I am thrilled to join Ichnos Sciences at this exciting time in the company’s launch,” said Gabriela Gruia, M.D., Chief Development Officer, Ichnos Sciences. “Ichnos has a portfolio of first-in-class and potentially best-in-class candidates that may help address a broad range of complex diseases. I look forward to working with the leadership team to advance our pipeline and further Ichnos’ mission of providing breakthrough therapies that can extend and improve lives.”
Dr. Gruia received her doctorate in medicine from Bucharest Medical School in Romania and has a Masters in Breast Pathology and Mammography from Rene Huguenin/Curie Institute Cancer Center in Paris, France. She received her training in oncology and hematology from Rene Descartes University in Paris, France.
A fully integrated, global biotech with the spirit of a start-up, Ichnos Sciences is shifting the way the world thinks about innovation in medicine through its research and development of transformative, disease-centric treatments in oncology, autoimmune disease and pain. The Company, with headquarters in Paramus, N.J., is rapidly advancing a clinical-stage pipeline of novel, first-in-class candidates designed to address complex diseases and treat patients holistically. With a patented BEAT® technology platform along with pioneering teams in Switzerland and India, Ichnos Sciences has a mission to provide breakthrough, curative therapies that will hopefully extend and improve lives, writing a new chapter in healthcare. For more information, visit www.IchnosSciences.com.