Genenta Appoints Industry Veteran Tim Obara as Head of Business Development
Extensive experience in business development with AstraZeneca and GSK
MILAN, Italy and NEW YORK, May 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genenta Science (NASDAQ: GNTA), a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of hematopoietic stem progenitor cell immuno-gene therapy for cancer, announces the appointment of Tim Obara, a highly experienced commercial healthcare executive, as Vice President Business Development.
Tim has significant experience across a broad range of therapeutic areas and with global responsibility. He joins Genenta from the University of Pennsylvania Gene Therapy Program, where he was Executive Director of Research Operations. He has previously worked in senior business development roles at Amicus Therapeutics, AstraZeneca, GSK and the Singapore-based Tessa Therapeutics.
Pierluigi Paracchi, CEO at Genenta Science, said: “I am delighted to welcome Tim to Genenta. Tim brings a wealth of commercial experience, in particular identifying, evaluating, and concluding commercial and late-stage R&D business development opportunities. I look forward to working closely together with Tim as Genenta continues to develop Temferon™ through clinical trials and develop our technology platform towards other solid tumor market opportunities.”
Tim added: "This is an exciting time to join Genenta to identify and exploit business development opportunities that help realize the full potential of Temferon™ and Genenta's proprietary technology platform. I am looking forward to working with the talented Genenta team and leveraging my experience across the healthcare industry and academia to continue to create and deliver value for the company and investors."
About Genenta Science
Genenta (www.genenta.com) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of a proprietary hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy for the treatment of a variety of solid tumor cancers. Temferon™ is based on ex-vivo gene transfer into autologous hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) to deliver immunomodulatory molecules directly via tumor-infiltrating monocytes/macrophages (Tie2 Expressing Monocytes - TEMs). Temferon™, which is under investigation in a phase 1/2a clinical trial in newly diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme patients who have an unmethylated MGMT gene promoter (uMGMT-GBM), is based on our platform technology, which is designed to reach solid tumors, induce a durable immune response not restricted to pre-selected tumor antigens nor type, and avoid systemic toxicity, which are some of the main unresolved challenges in immuno-oncology.
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