Nanotechnology Now





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Luna Hires Vice President of R&D for Nanotechnology

Abstract:
Dr. Krishan Kumar Named Vice President of Research and Development in Luna's nanoWorks division

Luna Hires Vice President of R&D for Nanotechnology

DANVILLE, VA | Posted on January 29th, 2008

Luna Innovations Incorporated announces Krishan Kumar, Ph.D., has joined the company as Vice President of Research and Development (R&D) at its Luna nanoWorks division in Danville, Va. In this role, Kumar will be providing strategic and tactical leadership to the R&D team of Luna nanoWorks.

Kumar is an accomplished pharmaceutical manager and scientist with 19 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. Prior to joining Luna nanoWorks, he held several management positions with Merial Ltd. (a Merck and sanofi-aventis Co.), including Executive Director of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology and Executive Director of Pharmaceutical Product Development. During his tenure with Merial, he led the Pharmaceutical Product Development group (including formulation, process, analytical and pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism) that supported world-wide registrations of several products.

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to add someone of Dr. Kumar's caliber to our senior management team," said Robert Lenk, Ph.D., President of the nanoWorks Division. "His vast experience will help us to accelerate the translation of our exciting discoveries of diagnostic and therapeutic nanoMedicines into product candidates that we hope will successfully negotiate the rigorous FDA approval process and eventually change the management of many significant diseases."

Kumar also played a key role in establishing a new state-of-the-art Reference Standards Laboratory at the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) where he served as Laboratory Director. Additionally he has worked at Bristol Myers Squibb, Bracco Research USA, and the National Cancer Institute. As a recognized expert in the pharmaceutical industry, he has served on the expert committees of the USP and chaired an American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists focus group.

Kumar received his doctorate in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, and his bachelor's and master's degrees in Chemistry from Agra University. For more information on Luna Innovations, see www.lunainnovations.com.

####

About Luna Innovations Incorporated
Luna Innovations Incorporated develops and manufactures new-generation products for the healthcare, telecommunications, energy and defense markets. Our products are used to measure, monitor, protect and improve critical processes in the markets we serve. Luna nanoWorks is a division of Luna Innovations. With a world-class nanomaterial manufacturing facility in Danville, Virginia, the nanoWorks Division is developing products empowered by nanomaterials with applications in diagnostics, therapeutics, and organic solar cells. For more information visit www.lunananoworks.com.

Forward Looking Statements:

This release includes information that constitutes “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding, but not limited to: the development of nanotechnologies into marketable pharmaceutical, medical, or other products and Luna’s ability to pursue business opportunities in new markets. Statements that describe the Company’s business strategy, goals, prospects, opportunities, outlook, plans or intentions are also forward looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including risks and uncertainties set forth in the company’s periodic reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such filings are available at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov, and at the company’s website at http://www.lunainnovations.com. The statements made in this release are based on information available to the company as of the date of this release and Luna Innovations undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Luna Innovations Incorporated
Media Contact:
Karin Clark, 1-540-769-8400

or
Investor Contact:
Qorvis Communications
Sally Beerbower, 1-703-744-7800

Copyright © Business Wire 2008

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Nanostructures Increase Corrosion Resistance in Metallic Body Implants May 24th, 2015

Iranian Scientists Use Magnetic Field to Transfer Anticancer Drug to Tumor Tissue May 24th, 2015

Basel physicists develop efficient method of signal transmission from nanocomponents May 23rd, 2015

This Slinky lookalike 'hyperlens' helps us see tiny objects: The photonics advancement could improve early cancer detection, nanoelectronics manufacturing and scientists' ability to observe single molecules May 23rd, 2015

Announcements

Nanostructures Increase Corrosion Resistance in Metallic Body Implants May 24th, 2015

Iranian Scientists Use Magnetic Field to Transfer Anticancer Drug to Tumor Tissue May 24th, 2015

Basel physicists develop efficient method of signal transmission from nanocomponents May 23rd, 2015

This Slinky lookalike 'hyperlens' helps us see tiny objects: The photonics advancement could improve early cancer detection, nanoelectronics manufacturing and scientists' ability to observe single molecules May 23rd, 2015

Appointments/Promotions/New hires/Resignations/Deaths

Janusz Bryzek Joins MEMS Industry Group to Lead New TSensors Division - New Division will Focus on Accelerating Development of Emerging Ultra-high Volume Sensors Supporting Abundance, mHealth and IoT May 14th, 2015

Carbodeon Appoints Leading Industry Expert as Advisory Board Member May 7th, 2015

Dais Analytic Corporation Appoints Eliza Wang to Board of Directors: Company's Newest Director Brings Expertise in Commercial and Legal Matters Both in the United States and China; Joins on the Heels of Successful Business Development Trade Mission to China April 18th, 2015

Nanion Technologies Appoints James Costantin as Director of Customer Relations: Nanion is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. James Costantin as Director of Customer Relations at Nanion Technologies Inc. March 31st, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project