Marc Elia Named Chair of the Board of Directors
WALTHAM, Mass., July 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adagio Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADGI), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of antibody-based solutions for infectious diseases, announced today that following its Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the company has formed its new Board of Directors to support a continued commitment to the development of novel antibodies for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
Industry veterans Tamsin Berry, Marc Elia and Dr. Clive Meanwell have been elected to the Adagio Board of Directors, with each of these members of the Mithril Group slate receiving over 90% of the votes cast at the meeting in support of their election. Marc Elia, founder of M28 Capital Management LP., has been appointed chair of Adagio’s Board of Directors. Including Mr. Elia, the Adagio Board of Directors now comprises the following industry experts:
- Tamsin Berry, partner at Population Health Partners
- Tom Heyman, former president of Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation
- Terry McGuire, partner at Polaris Partners
- Clive A. Meanwell, M.D., executive chair and co-founder of Population Health Partners
- Redonda Miller, M.D., president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Michael Wyzga, president of MSW Consulting, Inc.
“On behalf of the Mithril group, I want to thank the shareholders for their attention to and support of our proposals for the company. We are elated by Adagio’s renewed focus on its original mission. We look forward to the company working with renewed energy, ingenuity, and high capital efficiency on the urgent need for durable solutions for the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Ajay Royan, managing general partner and founder of Mithril Capital and former director of Adagio.
“Adagio Therapeutics was founded to leverage best-in-class antibody engineering technology and deep B cell mining expertise to combat viral diseases. I am delighted to be collaborating with such an esteemed Board and leadership team to help the company potentially bring forward life-changing therapeutic options,” added Mr. Elia. “At its core, Adagio represents a highly adaptive organization equipped with unique capabilities critical for discovering and developing durable solutions against viral threats, such as COVID-19. Given the circumstances we face with the ongoing COVID-19 viral burden and the clear limitations of active immunization in fully protecting our population, there has never been a more important time for Adagio to align its strategic and operational posture with the scope of the opportunity and power of its platform. We look forward to serving the patients who may benefit from our work.”
About Adagio Therapeutics
Adagio (Nasdaq: ADGI) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of differentiated products for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. The company is developing its lead product candidate, adintrevimab, for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 and its variants. Beyond COVID-19, Adagio is leveraging robust antibody discovery and development capabilities that have enabled expedited advancement of adintrevimab into clinical trials to develop therapeutic or preventative options for other infectious diseases, such as additional coronaviruses and influenza. Adintrevimab is an investigational monoclonal antibody that is not approved for use in any country. The safety and efficacy of adintrevimab have not been established. For more information, please visit www.adagiotx.com.
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