BERKELEY, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2013) - Dynavax Technologies Corporation (
"David's background and experience will be a valuable addition to our senior management team," said President and Chief Medical Officer, Tyler Martin, M.D. "We look forward to his contributions in the planning and implementation of a successful commercial manufacturing strategy for the advancement of HEPLISAV™ and long-term growth of the Company."
Prior to Novartis, Mr. Novack was the Vice President, Business Development for Vaxin, Inc., a vaccine company, from 2004 to 2006. From 1993 until 2004, Mr. Novack worked at MedImmune, formerly Aviron, serving in several capacities including business development, manufacturing, contract operations and most recently as Senior Director, Supply Chain Operations. Previously, from 1989 to 1993, Mr. Novack was with American Cyanamid Company in various roles. Mr. Novack received a B.S. in Biology from State University of New York and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Dynavax also reported that Stephen Tuck, Vice President, Global Technical Operations, will be departing the Company as of March 29, 2013. Said Chief Executive Officer, Dino Dina, M.D., "I want to personally express my appreciation for Stephen's many years of service and commitment to Dynavax dating back nearly to the inception of the Company."
President and Chief Medical Officer, Tyler Martin, M.D., commented, "Stephen's leadership and expertise in Technical Operations was critical to the HEPLISAV™ program over the past two years, in particular for the submission of our U.S. and European regulatory applications for HEPLISAV. We greatly appreciate his contributions to Dynavax."
Dynavax Technologies Corporation, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, discovers and develops novel products to prevent and treat infectious and inflammatory diseases. The Company's lead product candidate is HEPLISAV, a Phase 3 investigational adult hepatitis B vaccine. For more information visit www.dynavax.com.