Vyome Biosciences Appoints Angelo Secci, MD, as Chief Medical Officer
New Delhi, August 28, 2017: Vyome announced that Angelo Secci, MD, has joined the company as chief medical officer, bringing with him more than 20 years of senior executive level experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Dr. Secci will be responsible for leading Vyome’s clinical development, including the clinical program of lead molecule, VB 1953, for the treatment of moderate to severe acne.
“Dr. Secci brings tremendous experience and a proven track record of clinical development through all drug development stages from IND-enabling studies through regulatory approval and has deep knowledge of the dermatology space. He has developed and launched multiple best-in-class products, experience that will prove invaluable as we further develop our dermatology pipeline,” said Venkateswarlu Nelabhotla (N. Venkat), Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vyome Biosciences.
Most recently, Dr. Secci served as the Senior Medical Director at GlaxoSmithKline where he led clinical development programs in dermatology. Dr. Secci also served as Senior Director of Global Clinical Development at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization, Inc. where he was responsible for overseeing product development across multiple therapeutic areas. Previously he served as the Vice President of Clinical Development and Operations at Eurand Pharmaceuticals.
“I’m excited to join Vyome and lead the development of VB 1953, which possesses the characteristics to be a potential best-in-class drug for the treatment of moderate to severe acne,” said Dr. Secci. He added, “I was also drawn to Vyome’s research pipeline and its proprietary DART platform, which has great potential to develop therapeutic options for patients facing skin diseases caused by opportunistic pathogens of the skin.”
Dr. Secci received his medical degree from the Sapienza University of Rome and was on staff at the vascular surgery department of IDI-IRCCS. In addition, Dr. Secci also served as a visiting professor of vascular surgery at UCLA Medical Center. He is board certified in Italy for medicine and surgery.