Welcome!

News Feed Item

Anaphore Announces Name Change to RuiYi and New Additions to Shanghai Management Team

Moves underscore company focus on the discovery and development of novel biologic therapies in China

LA JOLLA, Calif. and SHANGHAI, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anaphore announced today that its corporate name has changed to RuiYi.  As part of the company's shift in strategy to the discovery and development of novel biologic therapies in China, including monoclonal antibodies that target G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), RuiYi has also added three seasoned leaders to its management team in Shanghai.

"RuiYi's new direction will enable us to focus on building our capabilities in Shanghai as we collaborate with a number of innovative drug discovery and development companies to advance our technology," commented Paul Grayson, President and CEO of RuiYi.

New RuiYi Drug Discovery Team

RuiYi also announced today that it has added three key members to its management team to guide its GPCR drug discovery efforts.  Chris Song, Ph.D., joins as Director of Operations, Shouhua (Josh) Xiao, Ph.D., joins as Senior Director of Protein Technology and Lei Shi, Ph.D., joins as Director of Antibody Discovery.

"Chris, Josh and Lei are all exceptionally talented individuals with extensive industry experience that is essential as we continue building a truly outstanding biologics drug discovery company in Shanghai," commented Anke Kretz-Rommel, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Development, RuiYi.

Dr. Song has more than 20 years of experience in biomedical research and business. Prior to joining RuiYi, he led marketing and sales efforts at OriGene Technologies for its China business initiative. Before OriGene, Chris was with Applied Biosystems China, driving business growth in the pharmaceutical/biotech sector. He also held the position of Business Development Manager at Novartis China, developing business strategy and leading licensing activities for the Oncology Business. Dr. Song received his M.B.A from Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Oncology from the University of Queensland, Australia and a B.Sc from Shandong University, China.

Dr. Xiao has worked in the biotech industry for over 14 years. Prior to joining RuiYi, he was Principal Scientist and led the biologics drug discovery efforts for Oncology at Amgen South San Francisco. Prior to Amgen, he managed the HTS/Molecular Pharmacology group at Tularik and previously worked at Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Xiao obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Louisiana State University and conducted his postdoctoral training with Dr. James Manley at Columbia University. He currently serves as Co-chair of the 2011-2012 EC Business & Career Development Committee of the Chinese-American BioPharmaceutical Society.

Dr. Shi joins RuiYi from Centyrex, an internal venture of Johnson & Johnson, where he was responsible for library technology development and lead generation in the area of immunology and oncology. Prior to Centyrex, Dr. Shi was a Senior Research Scientist at Centocor R&D of Johnson and Johnson, where he led a project on developing and validating large scale de novo antibody library technology on a novel phage display platform and was the leading author on the publication and patent on this effort.  Before his career in the biopharmaceutical industry, Dr. Shi conducted his postdoctoral research on innate immunology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from University of Illinois at Chicago and an Executive Master's degree in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Business.

New RuiYi Corporate Headquarters

RuiYi is moving its corporate offices to new space in La Jolla, CA.  Effective November 15, 2012, RuiYi's California-based office will be at:  505 Coast Blvd South, La Jolla, CA 92037.

About RuiYi

RuiYi is focused on the discovery and development of novel biologic therapies in China, including monoclonal antibodies that target G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs).  RuiYi's executive management team has offices in La Jolla, California while all of RuiYi's discovery efforts are located in Shanghai, China.  RuiYi's research facility is located in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Pudong Shanghai, China.

For more information please visit www.ruiyibio.com.

SOURCE RuiYi

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Who are you? How do you introduce yourself? Do you use a name, or do you greet a friend by the last four digits of his social security number? Assuming you don’t, why are we content to associate our identity with 10 random digits assigned by our phone company? Identity is an issue that affects everyone, but as individuals we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ben Klang, Founder & President of Mojo Lingo, discussed the impact of technology on identity. Sho...
Technology vendors and analysts are eager to paint a rosy picture of how wonderful IoT is and why your deployment will be great with the use of their products and services. While it is easy to showcase successful IoT solutions, identifying IoT systems that missed the mark or failed can often provide more in the way of key lessons learned. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Peter Vanderminden, Principal Industry Analyst for IoT & Digital Supply Chain to Flatiron Strategies, will focus on how IoT depl...
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at Dell EMC, introduced a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organization...
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now ...
WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of “data” has been limited to text chat and file download – all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, looked at differ...
"Splunk basically takes machine data and we make it usable, valuable and accessible for everyone. The way that plays in DevOps is - we need to make data-driven decisions to delivering applications," explained Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk and @DevOpsSummit Conference Chair, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
"Logz.io is a log analytics platform. We offer the ELK stack, which is the most common log analytics platform in the world. We offer it as a cloud service," explained Tomer Levy, co-founder and CEO of Logz.io, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, ...
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Robert Doyle, lead architect at eCube Systems, will examine the issues and need for an agile infrastructure and show the advantages of capturing developer knowledge in an exportable file for migration into production. He will introduce the use of NXTmonitor, a next-generation DevOps tool that captures application environments, dependencies and start/stop procedures in a portable configuration file with an easy-to-use GUI. In addition to captur...
"ReadyTalk is an audio and web video conferencing provider. We've really come to embrace WebRTC as the platform for our future of technology," explained Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at WebRTC Summit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Due of the rise of Hadoop, many enterprises are now deploying their first small clusters of 10 to 20 servers. At this small scale, the complexity of operating the cluster looks and feels like general data center servers. It is not until the clusters scale, as they inevitably do, when the pain caused by the exponential complexity becomes apparent. We've seen this problem occur time and time again. In his session at Big Data Expo, Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ...
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of D...