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Immatics Biotechnologies, a biopharmaceutical company focused on cancer immunotherapy, has appointed Katina Dorton as CFO. “Dorton’s experience working with innovative life sciences companies and strong track record leading corporate transactions and managing financial operations makes her an excellent addition to the Immatics senior management team,” commented Immatics Chairman Peter Chambré.
PsiOxus Therapeutics, an immuno-oncology company in Oxford, England, has appointed Paolo Paoletti to Chairman of its Board to replace Michael Moore. Moore will remain on the Board as Deputy Chairman.
F-star, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel bispecific antibodies with a focus on immuno-oncology, has appointed of Dr Neil Brewis as Chief Scientific Officer.
The trajectory of biotech M&A has been steep in 2015, so the $7.2bn acquisition of Receptos by oncology powerhouse Celgene, increases the gradient even further. This deal came out of left field, especially as commentators were still raking over the sizable partnering deal Celgene has just cemented with Juno Therapeutics in immuno-oncology.