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Dr Raffaele Baffa will report to Dr. Zonghai Li, Founder, Chairman of the Board, CEO, CSO of CARsgen Therapeutics Holdings Limited.

Dr. Baffa has rich experiences in pharmaceutical industry and research institutes, taking various leadership positions in multi-national corporations and biotech companies. Prior to joining CARsgen, Dr. Baffa served as Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Research & Development at Ziopharm Oncology (NASDAQ: ZIOP), which was rebranded to Alaunos in January 2022. (NASDAQ: TCRT). Prior to Ziopharm Oncology, Dr. Baffa was Head of Research & Development and Chief Medical Officer in Medisix Therapeutics, a company focused on developing novel immune cell therapies. Dr. Baffa was the Vice President, Therapeutic Area Head of Oncology, Global Clinical Development of Shire Pharmaceuticals, and following the acquisition of the oncology division by Servier Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Baffa served as the Chief Medical Officier of Servier Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Baffa has also held leadership positions at well-known pharmaceutical companies, such as Pfizer and Sanofi.

Dr. Baffa earned an M.D. from University of Padova, School of Medicine and a Ph.D. in biology and molecular pathology from University of Parma in Italy.

Dr. Zonghai Li, Founder, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Scientific Officer of CARsgen Therapeutics Holdings Limited, said, “We warmly welcome Dr. Baffa to join CARsgen. Dr. Baffa is a medical professional and industry veteran with extensive experiences in clinical development and translational sciences in the field of oncology and cellular immunotherapy. Dr. Baffa brings a wealth of clinical, medical, and leadership experiences from multinational corporations and biotechnology companies. Dr. Baffa joins us at an exciting time as the clinical trials for both CT053 and CT041 are progressing in North America and being explored in other territories. Dr. Baffa’s joining will further accelerate the global clinical development of our innovative product candidates.”

Dr. Raffaele Baffa, Chief Medical Officer of CARsgen Therapeutics Holdings Limited, said, “I am very excited to join CARsgen. As one of the leading companies in cell therapies globally, CARsgen has developed a rich and differentiated product pipeline and a suite of exciting technology platforms such as THANK-uCAR® for allogeneic CAR T and LADAR® for precise targeting. CARsgen has also shown big ambitions with continuous investment for the global market, such as the establishment of the manufacturing facility in the United States. I look forward to working closely with colleagues in CARsgen and external partners to accelerate CARsgen’s global clinical development and bring more innovative products to cancer patients.”

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