Arbor Biotechnologies®, a biotechnology company discovering and developing the next generation of genetic medicines, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Devyn Smith, Ph.D., has been elected as the Chairman of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), the leading international advocacy organization dedicated to realizing the promise of regenerative medicines and advanced therapies. His appointment is effective as of January 1, 2023.
Prior to this role, Dr. Smith served as ARM vice-chair and previously served on the ARM board for many years in various positions such as Treasurer, Chair of Governance & Operations and
Chair of the Nominating Committee.
“In my years working with ARM, I have seen this organization make significant contributions across gene and cell therapy, and advocate for advancements in disease areas that have long been overlooked or considered too challenging to treat,” said Devyn Smith, Ph.D., CEO, Arbor Biotechnologies. “I am immensely honored to continue serving ARM as Chairman and am eager to collaborate with its esteemed leaders to continue supporting the advancement of important medicines and research initiatives worldwide.”
The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) is the leading international advocacy organization dedicated to realizing the promise of regenerative medicines and advanced therapies. ARM promotes legislative, regulatory, reimbursement and manufacturing initiatives to advance this innovative and transformative sector, which includes cell therapies, gene therapies and tissue-engineered therapies. Early products to market have demonstrated profound, durable and potentially curative benefits that are already helping thousands of patients worldwide, many of whom have no other viable treatment options. Hundreds of additional product candidates contribute to a robust pipeline of potentially life-changing regenerative medicines and advanced therapies. In its 12-year history, ARM has become the voice of the sector, representing the interests of 425+ members worldwide, including small and large companies, academic research institutions, major medical centers and patient groups.