Dr. Doug Manion, CEO of Kleo Pharmaceuticals, discusses his personal journey from working as an engineer in Africa to going to med school and then moving into drug development.
Experienced life sciences executive Doug Manion, MD, FRCP(C), joined Kleo Pharmaceuticals as Chief Executive Officer in 2017 to build the company and advance its assets toward clinical development. The company is developing novel bispecific compounds that can emulate or enhance the activity of biologics while offering multiple potential advantages. Unlike biologics, Kleo’s compounds are smaller and more versatile, leading to potentially improved safety and efficacy. They are faster and less costly to design and produce, particularly against novel targets.