CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:MNTA), a biotechnology company specializing in the characterization and engineering of complex drugs, today announced the promotion of Dr. Ganesh Kaundinya to Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Kaundinya, who assumed his new position effective September 25, 2017, will also continue to serve as Chief Scientific Officer and report directly to Craig Wheeler, Momenta’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
“As one of our founders, Ganesh has been a cornerstone at Momenta since its inception. Ganesh has achieved a great track record of success and in this new role I believe his passion for the business, our strategic partnerships, and the impact we can have on patients’ lives will play an even more integral role in driving our business forward,” said Craig Wheeler, President and CEO, Momenta Pharmaceuticals.
In addition to his role as Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Kaundinya will oversee the operational management of research and development, manufacturing, commercial activities, and program and alliance management.
Ganesh Kaundinya added, “I am very excited to take on this expanded role at Momenta as we continue to advance our robust portfolio of biosimilar and novel drug candidates that have the potential to address the unmet medical needs of the patients we look to serve, as well as create significant value for our shareholders and employees.”
Prior to founding Momenta, Dr. Kaundinya was a member of the MIT faculty where he pioneered research in the areas of analytical techniques for complex molecules and extracellular matrix regulation of cell biology. He also served as the Director of Bioinformatics for the Consortium for Functional Glycomics, a multi-million dollar NIH initiative to study the role of complex sugars in biology. Dr. Kaundinya received both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Momenta Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company specializing in the detailed structural analysis of complex drugs and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. Momenta is applying its technology to the development of generic versions of complex drugs, biosimilar and potentially interchangeable biologics, and to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for autoimmune indications.
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