AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a new generation of human enzyme therapeutics as innovative solutions for rare metabolic diseases, today announced that Linda Neuman, M.D., M.B.A. has been appointed chief medical officer. Dr. Neuman's appointment is an internal promotion from her previous role as Aeglea's senior vice president of clinical development.
"Linda brings significant medical expertise and drug development experience to the Aeglea leadership team and will play an important role in helping to guide the development strategy for pegtarviliase and the rest of our portfolio," said Jim Kastenmayer, Ph. D., J.D., interim chief executive officer and general counsel of Aeglea. "Linda has proven that she has the creative and flexible leadership required to navigate the complexities of drug development and has made a significant impact on our medical strategy since joining our team. I am excited to continue working closely with Linda as a valued member of our executive leadership team."
Prior to joining Aeglea in 2021, Dr. Neuman served as vice president, clinical development at Catalyst Biosciences where she led the clinical development of their late-stage development program for a novel hemophilia treatment. Before Catalyst, she served as the interim chief medical officer at Adverum Biotechnologies, where she directed the early phase development for three gene therapy programs, including two Investigational New Drug Applications (IND) in rare disease and ophthalmology indications. She previously worked at Sunesis Pharmaceuticals where she led the filing of an Investigational New Drug (IND) application and initiated a Phase 1b/2 clinical study and Puma Biotechnology, Inc., where she contributed to the successful New Drug Application (NDA) and Market Authorization Application (MAA) for neratininb. She began her career as an internist and practiced medicine for 10 years prior to joining industry. Dr. Neuman earned an M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, a B.S. in biology from Southern Illinois University, and an M.B.A from Indiana Wesleyan University.
About Aeglea BioTherapeutics
Aeglea BioTherapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company redefining the potential of human enzyme therapeutics to benefit people with rare metabolic diseases with limited treatment options. Aeglea is investigating pegtarviliase in an ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the treatment of Classical Homocystinuria. Pegtarviliase has been granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation. Aeglea's other clinical program, pegzilarginase, achieved the primary endpoint of arginine reduction in the PEACE Phase 3 clinical trial and has received both Rare Pediatric Disease and Breakthrough Therapy Designations. The Marketing Authorization Application for pegzilarginase is currently under review with the European Medicines Agency. Aeglea has an active discovery platform focused on engineering small changes in human enzymes to have a big impact on the lives of patients and their families. For more information, please visit http://aeglea.com.
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