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Prior to joining Vestaron, Orr was Global Product Registration Manager at BASF Corporation, where he managed global regulatory activities with cross-functional and international teams, while successfully achieving and defending registrations of new and existing crop protection products. Prior to BASF, Orr co-founded Discovery Innovations where he provided scientific advising, technical writing, and consulting services. He began his professional career in pharmaceuticals as a Research Scientist at Scynexis, Inc. where he worked on developing novel anti-infective and antineoplastic drug candidates. Orr earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organic Chemistry from Duke University and his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Molecular & Cell Biology from Pennsylvania State University.
“I am excited to join the team and help to secure the global license to operate that is needed to bring Vestaron’s innovative pipeline of sustainable peptide-based products to the market,” said Orr.
“Matthew brings excellent experience and a proven track record of success in regulatory affairs matters, which will be invaluable in meeting Vestaron’s goals and objectives as we continue to expand our product portfolio,” said Vestaron CEO Anna Rath.
This announcement follows Vestaron’s Series C funding that closed at $82M in May and an additional $10M In August bringing the total raised to $92M. Vestaron’s growth is a testament to its innovative development of pest management solutions, without sacrificing performance or safety.