BERKELEY, Calif. and OSS, Netherlands,
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“Dr Olijve’s achievements have dramatically improved the health of countless people in The Netherlands and globally. His pioneering work in biotechnology was key to creating new classes of drugs and vaccines based on recombinant DNA technology. More recently, as a co-founder of BioNovion, he was a key contributor to the development of innovative antibodies with potential for treating cancer, including Aduro’s anti-APRIL program, which is expected to enter clinical studies in 2017,” said Hans van Eenennaam, PhD, chief operational officer of Aduro Biotech Europe. “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Wiebe and are honoured to have him as a member of our scientific advisory board.”
“On behalf of the city of Oss, I would like to congratulate Wiebe Olijve with this Decoration, which recognises his great achievements in drug discovery and development. Not only have his achievements made a significant impact on the health of so many people, but the development and manufacturing of products, such as Puregon and Keytruda, in the Oss area have been and still are an important source of employment for the city,” said Mayor Wobine Buijs-Glaudemans.
Achievement in Dr Olijve’s distinguished career include:
- First person to apply recombinant DNA technology in Netherlands-based pharmaceutical labs, resulting in the production of the world’s first recombinant DNA-based vaccine (1981).
- Inventor of recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (Puregon® (follicle stimulating hormone), which has served the medical need of many couples who suffer from infertility. Over one million babies have been born with the help of Puregon.
- Founder of
Organon Research Center USA, site of ground breaking research that lead to the discovery of Keytruda® (pembrolizumab).
- Co-founder of BioNovion, a company acquired by Aduro Biotech in 2015 for its proprietary B-select antibody technology platform and pipeline.
To view Dr. Olijve’s bio, please visit the Aduro website at: http://www.aduro.com/about/scientific-advisory-board.
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