CEO & President
Dr. Brian Salmons is the CEO & President and one of the founders of the company. He has had twenty years experience in biotech, which commenced with him being appointed the Scientific Director of Bavarian Nordic (BN). He co-founded Austrianova Biotechnology GmbH in 2001 as well as Austrianova in 2007, where he also became the CEO. Past experiences include being directly responsible for the initial Phase I/II clinical trials of an encapsulated cell product in pancreatic cancer in humans and mammary (breast) cancer in dogs as well as being part of the team that took Bavarian Nordic to its IPO in 1998. Before moving to the commercial world in 1994, he spent 10 in years in academia.