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Standigm names Carl Foster chief business officer to expand strategic partnerships for AI drug discovery

Standigm | August 19, 2022 | Read time : 02:00 min

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Standigm Inc.  the leading workflow artificial intelligence (AI) drug discovery company, announced the appointment of Chief Business Officer Carl Foster. Based in our U.S. office, Foster will be responsible for expanding strategic partnerships for novel drug target discoveries and first-in-class lead candidate identifications.

"Carl has established a reputation for increasing company value. He has significant experience building and growing biotech companies, like Standigm, through creative deal-making. We're confident Carl can help us meet our aggressive goals."

Jinhan Kim, CEO of Standigm

Foster spent over 30 years working for drug and platform technology companies in various areas including genomics, proteomics and antibodies. Throughout his career, he has built a strong track record of business planning, establishing strategic relationships and financial modeling.

Foster began his career with Merck and Co., Inc. where he had spent nine years in business development, marketing, and sales. Most recently, he was executive vice president, business development for Cempra Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, he was CEO of Jurilab, a European-based genomics company. Foster has also held vice president-level positions at Nanogen, King Pharmaceuticals, Oxford GlycoSciences and Praecis Pharmaceuticals. In addition, he was general manager of Intracel BV, a Netherlands-based immunology company and managing director of Ferghana Partners, a New York-based investment banking group. Foster holds an MBA in marketing and an M.S. in biochemistry from the University of Kansas.

"Our goal is to shorten the drug discovery process, reduce costs and increase the probability of success by combining the Standigm AI platform with disease-specific data from our strategic partners," said Foster. "I believe combining AI with drug discovery will result in major advances in how we understand diseases and create solutions. Standigm's first-class AI platform is backed by a strong team of biologists, chemists and AI engineers who have collectively created a tremendous opportunity for me. I look forward to helping them build a novel and industry-leading company."

About Standigm
Standigm is a workflow AI-driven drug discovery company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea and subsidiarized in Cambridge, U.K. and Cambridge, MA. Standigm has proprietary AI platforms encompassing novel target identification to compound design, to generate commercially valuable drug pipelines. Founded in 2015, Standigm has established an early-stage drug discovery workflow AI to generate multiple First-in-Class compounds within average seven months. Pursuing full-stack, AI-driven industrializing drug discovery, Standigm has achieved the automation of molecular design workflow, and the automation effort has been expanding to the whole drug discovery process based on Standigm AI platforms, including Standigm ASK™ for novel target discovery, Standigm BEST™ for novel compound generation and Standigm Insight ™ for novel indication. 

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One of the key roles of the generic and biosimilar medicines industry is specifically to promote
the widest possible access to affordable medicines with high quality, safety, and efficacy for
patients globally by introducing competition into the markets. Despite the many hurdles, the
generic medicines companies have clearly lived up to the challenges posed by the pandemic
as it is an industry that is quick to adapt and agile in manufacturing scale-up. During the
outbreak of COVID-19, this industry was providing most of the medicines needed in Intensive
Care Units to ventilate critically ill COVID patients. It is also providing most of the quality
medicines dispensed around the world, especially for increasingly prevalent chronic diseases
and is therefore a strong contributor to health outcomes globally.


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