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Diabetes-industry veteran Fludzinski named CEO of AmideBio

By Doug Storum

BOULDER — Pawel Fludzinski has been named chief executive of AmideBio LLC, a privately held biopharmaceutical company based in Boulder. Fludzinski, who had been acting as a senior business advisor for the firm, has an extensive background developing drugs targeting diabetes at Eli Lilly & Co. Misha Plam, who has served as CEO since the company’s inception, will continue as president and chairman of the board of directors. Fludzinski said AmideBio’s novel approach to developing glucose-responsive insulins “promises to radically improve diabetes treatment.” AmideBio has a pipeline of drug candidates targeting metabolic diseases. “AmideBio is fortunate to have found someone so well-suited to become our CEO,” Plam said. “We are at a critical time as we develop a number of drug candidates and talk with potential collaborators and investors. Dr. Fludzinski has had a distinguished career at Lilly, and fully appreciates the challenges and opportunities that the company faces. I am delighted that he has agreed to join us.” Previously, Fludzinski was global brand development leader within the Diabetes Business Unit at Lilly, where he led a team though Phase 2, Phase 3 and global registration of Trulicity, Lilly’s once-a-week agent for glycemic control in type 2 diabetes. Fludzinski has held multiple executive leadership positions at Lilly in the United States, United Kingdom and Japan, encompassing roles in strategy, research and drug development.

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