NEW YORK, June 8 - Beyond Genomics has hired Eric Neumann, formerly a vice president at 3 rd Millennium, to the position of vice president of bioinformatics, the company said Friday.
At Beyond Genomics, a startup company hoping to commercialize a systems approach to drug discovery, Neumann will be in charge of the scientific and commercial development of the company's bioinformatics platform, according to a statement.
Prior to joining Beyond Genomics, Neumann served as vice president of life science informatics at 3 rd Millennium, a bioinformatics consulting group. During his 15 years in bioinformatics, he has also worked at NetGenics and other companies including Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, now a part of Verizon Wireless. Neumann also serves as an advisor to Sun MicroSystem's Life Sciences Open-Platform Initiative.
"We are delighted to have a bioinformatics industry veteran like Eric join our team," Stephen Ober, president of Beyond Genomics, said in a statement. "He has a proven track record of developing both models and integrative pathway data solutions that will be the cornerstone of our bioinformatics platform."
In May, Beyond Genomics signed a a two-year deal with Elan Pharmaceuticals to search for biomarkers and drug targets associated with Alzheimer's disease, in return for a $5 million equity investment from Elan.