LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via IBN – IBN, a multifaceted communications organization engaged in connecting public companies to the investment community, is pleased to announce the release of the latest episode of The Bell2Bell Podcast as part of its sustained effort to provide specialized content distribution via widespread syndication channels.
The Bell2Bell Podcast delivers informative updates and exclusive interviews with executives operating in fast-moving industries. Bell2Bell’s latest podcast features Wa’el Hashad, CEO of Longeveron Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing cellular therapies for life-threatening and chronic aging-related conditions such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), Alzheimer’s disease and Aging-related Frailty.
To begin the interview, Hashad introduced Longeveron and its business model.
“Longeveron is a cell therapy-based biotech company. It was established in 2014 as a spin-off from a technology that was developed at the University of Miami School of Medicine by a renowned scientist and cardiologist, Dr. Josh Hare,” Hashad said. “Josh has been working since he graduated medical school… on trying to help patients regenerate their heart muscles after heart attacks. He continued to use stem cells – specifically mesenchymal stem cells, or medicinal signaling cells – to try to develop medicines that may help patients have a better outcome after heart attacks and so on.”
“From there, he moved to aging-related diseases, and, as a cardiologist, he had a passion for a very rare condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a congenital heart disease that affects about 1,000 babies born every year in this country. He was so passionate about HLHS that he worked with other experts to initiate HLHS trials which have led to some promising outcomes thus far, and we continue to march forward. So, that’s how the Company was founded. It is dedicated to advancing medicines in areas of longevity and rare diseases.”
Hashad then provided some insight into his background prior to joining Longeveron.
“I joined the pharmaceutical and biotech industry after I graduated pharmacy school. I spent the early part of my career in the industry at Eli Lilly and Company, followed by roles at Boehringer Ingelheim and Amgen. Then, I made the jump into mid- to small-cap companies. I spent time at Seres Therapeutics before becoming the CEO for Avanir Pharmaceuticals, which was bought by Otsuka… Then, I joined Longeveron in March of this year. I feel very proud that I got the opportunity to help launch many successful brands that are well-known in the marketplace, like Cymbalta and Pradaxa. I also contributed to the development of Repatha, Jardiance, Aimovig and many other brands. I feel this is one of my best personal accomplishments – contributing to the well-being of human beings around the world.”
Join IBN’s Stuart Smith and Wa’el Hashad, CEO of Longeveron Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN), to learn more about the Company’s management team, as well as its recent clinical milestones and operational goals for the balance of 2023 and beyond.
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About Longeveron Inc.
Longeveron is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing regenerative medicines to address unmet medical needs. The Company’s lead investigational product is Lomecel-B™, an allogeneic medicinal signaling cell (MSC) therapy product isolated from the bone marrow of young, healthy adult donors. Lomecel-B™ has multiple potential mechanisms of action encompassing pro-vascular, pro-regenerative, anti-inflammatory, and tissue repair and healing effects with broad potential applications across a spectrum of disease areas. Longeveron is currently advancing Lomecel-B™ through clinical trials in three indications: hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), Alzheimer’s disease, and Aging-related Frailty. Additional information about the Company is available at www.longeveron.com.
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