Chairman & Chief Medical Officer
Christopher Wood is our co-founder and has served as a member of our board of directors since our founding and as our Chairman since 2008. Dr. Wood also currently serves as chairman of several biopharmaceutical or biotechnology companies including: Edixomed Limited, MedAnnex Limited and OncoBioPharm Limited. In addition, he is a director of MiNA Therapeutics Limited.
Prior to joining our board of directors, Dr. Wood was a co-founder of Bioenvision, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 2007, when it was acquired by Genzyme Corporation (now Sanofi).
Previously Dr. Wood was chairman of the board and Chief Executive of Eurobiotech, Inc., co-founder and director of Genethics Ltd until it was acquired by Proteus International plc. Dr. Wood co-founded and served as chairman of Medirace Ltd., a biotechnology company, which later became Medeva PLC and was acquired by Celltech Group PLC (now UCB).
From 1979 to 1991, Dr. Wood was a surgical oncologist at The Royal Postgraduate Medical School and a consultant surgeon at Hammersmith Hospital, both in London, England. Dr. Wood is an honorary Professor at Imperial College London, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. Dr. Wood received an M.D. from the University of Wales School of Medicine.