Aerovate Therapeutics Appoints Allison Dorval To Its Board of Directors
BOSTON, July 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerovate Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVTE), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs that meaningfully improve the lives of patients with rare cardiopulmonary disease, today announced the appointment of Allison Dorval, chief financial officer of Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (“Voyager”), as a member of Aerovate’s Board of Directors.
"The addition of Allison’s corporate finance and broad operating expertise to our Board of Directors will serve Aerovate well as we seek to develop and commercialize AV-101, our novel dry powder inhaled formulation of the drug imatinib, for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, also known as PAH,” said Timothy Noyes, chief executive officer of Aerovate. “We are thrilled to welcome her to Aerovate and to benefit from her deep experience, which includes providing financial stewardship for publicly traded companies.”
Ms. Dorval currently serves as chief financial officer and principal finance and accounting officer at Voyager Therapeutics, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Puma Biotechnology, Inc. She has over twenty years of corporate finance, accounting and operating experience, including 14 years of life sciences executive finance experience. Prior to Voyager, Ms. Dorval served as vice president, controller, at Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and as chief financial officer at Insulet Corporation, where she led financial planning, reporting and accounting. Previously, Ms. Dorval held corporate finance positions with iBasis, Inc. and Digitas Inc. Ms. Dorval is a certified public accountant and began her career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she held positions of increasing responsibility and scope. Ms. Dorval obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.
“Joining the Aerovate Board of Directors presents a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of a novel approach to treating pulmonary arterial hypertension,” commented Ms. Dorval. “People suffering from PAH face a poor prognosis, despite the availability of multiple approved therapies. I am excited about helping Aerovate deliver a potential new treatment option for these underserved patients.”
About Aerovate Therapeutics, Inc.
Aerovate is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs that meaningfully improve the lives of patients with rare cardiopulmonary disease. Aerovate's initial focus is on advancing AV-101, its dry powder inhaled formulation of the drug imatinib for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, or PAH.
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