Sector Expert: Christopher Schaber
Christopher J. Schaber, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Dr. Schaber has been the Soligenix president, chief executive officer and a director since August 2006. He was appointed chairman of the board in 2009. He also serves on the boards of directors of the Biotechnology Council of New Jersey and the Alliance for Biosecurity, and has been a member of the corporate councils of both the National Organization for Rare Diseases and the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Prior to joining Soligenix, Dr. Schaber served from 1998 to 2006 as executive vice president and CEO of Discovery Laboratories Inc., where he was responsible for overall pipeline development and key areas of commercial operations, including regulatory affairs, quality control and assurance, manufacturing and distribution, preclinical and clinical research, and medical affairs, as well as coordination of commercial launch preparation activities. From 1996 to 1998, Dr. Schaber was a cofounder of Acute Therapeutics Inc., and served as its vice president of regulatory compliance and drug development. From 1994 to 1996, Dr. Schaber was employed by Ohmeda PPD Inc. as worldwide director of regulatory affairs and operations. From 1989 to 1994, Dr. Schaber held a variety of regulatory, development and operations positions with The Liposome Company Inc., and Elkins-Sinn Inc., a division of Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories. Dr. Schaber received his bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College, his master's degree in pharmaceutics from Temple University School of Pharmacy and his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the Union Graduate School.
Soligenix Fosters Potent Pipeline of Orphan Disease Compounds in Areas of Unmet Medical Need (4/27/16)
With a robust pipeline of drugs in late-stage clinical trials and milestones on the horizon, it's no wonder Soligenix Inc.'s CEO, Dr. Christopher Schaber, holds an optimistic view of the company's future. Two candidates targeting orphan diseases—a type of lymphoma and pediatric Crohn's disease—are in Phase 3, a treatment for oral mucositis is in Phase 2, and Soligenix's biodefense vaccine and therapeutic platform is backed by significant government funding. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Dr. Schaber expands on the status of the company's portfolio.
Soligenix Takes the Fast Track to Beat Inflammation, Cancer and Bio-Threats: Dr. Christopher Schaber (4/8/15)
Orphan diseases associated with inflammation present excellent development opportunities for small biopharmaceutical companies and their investors. Additionally, inflammatory conditions can result from treatment with cancer therapeutics. The crossover between inflammation and oncology, coupled with vaccine programs of high strategic value, have allowed Soligenix Inc. to build a significant pipeline with substantial revenue potential. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Dr. Christopher J. Schaber, company President and CEO, outlines development programs targeting pediatric Crohn's disease, GI acute radiation syndrome, a rare lymphoma and the threat of ricin.