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Joseph F. O’Donnell, MD, who previously served as Chief Medical Officer, will remain with Promontory Therapeutics and assume the role of Senior Medical Director focusing on patient eligibility, enrollment and clinical case management.

“We are especially pleased to welcome Dr. Baeck to the Promontory Therapeutics team. His extensive clinical development and medical affairs experience with both large pharmaceutical and smaller biotech companies complements our growth strategy,” said Promontory President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Fallon. “In addition, Dr. Baeck’s strong background in immuno-oncology fits well with our focus on small molecule immunotherapy as we advance our lead agent, PT-112, in clinical trials for treating multiple cancer types, including prostate and lung cancers, and the rare disease of thymoma.”

“I am excited to be part of a great group of dedicated, smart and driven people at Promontory,” said Johan Baeck MD. “The company is operating within the heart of the immuno-oncology field and new approaches will favor modalities with novel I-O mechanisms and single agent anti-cancer activity such as Promontory’s immunogenic cell death inducer, PT-112. The company is poised to make a major impact in the field.”

Johan Baeck MD completed his Medical Degree in Leuven, Belgium and was a practicing physician in Belgium before transitioning to the pharmaceutical industry. After many years with Abbott Laboratories and Novartis in key commercial, clinical development and medical affairs roles, as well as with smaller biotechs, he joined Immunocore as VP and Global Head of Medical Affairs and later Jounce Therapeutics. He has published in the immuno-oncology field and frequently speaks on recent I-O developments at key medical meetings.

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