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Paragon Bioservices Appoints New CTSO, Bolsters Leadership Ranks to Support Late-Stage Clinical and Commercial Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Appointments and Promotions Continue to Position Paragon as Industry-Leading Gene Therapy and Vaccine CDMO

Paragon Bioservices, the leading private equity-backed, biologics contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) announced today the appointment of Thomas VanCott, Ph.D., as Chief Technology and Strategy Officer (CTSO), along with several key promotions and new hires.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tom into the CTSO role,” said Pete Buzy, Paragon’s President and CEO. As a seasoned biopharmaceutical executive with a strong track record of success and deep experience in strategy, research and development and manufacturing, Tom will be an excellent addition to our growing team at Paragon. Furthermore, we offer our sincere gratitude and best wishes to our outgoing Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Bill Thomas, who successfully initiated our GMP culture improvements and has greatly increased the strength and capabilities of our process development and analytical services teams.”

Dr. VanCott joins Paragon following 14 years as the President and CEO of Advanced Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. (ABL), a contract manufacturing and laboratory research services company focused on bringing vaccines and therapies from clinical stages to the commercial marketplace. Previously, Dr. VanCott served as Executive Vice President of Operations and Director of Product Development at ABL. Before joining ABL, he held several positions at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. He also served as a U.S. Army Captain in the Medical Service Corps at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from University of Virginia and a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Dickinson College.

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