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F-Star Biotechnology Ltd.. (9/10/18). "Press Release: F-star Appoints Nessan Bermingham as Chairman of its Board of Directors". Cambridge.

Organisations Organisation F-Star Biotechnology Ltd. (F-Star Therapeutics)
  Group Sino Biopharm (Group)
  Organisation 2 Intellia Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: NTLA)
Products Product mAb2 bispecific antibody platform
  Product 2 genome editing (gene editing)
Persons Person Bermingham, Nessan (Khosla Ventures 202206 Partner before Intellia Therapeutics 201411– CEO + Co-founder)
  Person 2 Haurum, John (F-Star 201205–201810 CEO before ImClone System + Symphogen LEFT 10/18)

F-star, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel bispecific antibodies, today announces the appointment of Nessan Bermingham, Ph.D. as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Nessan succeeds John Edwards who has been F-star’s Chairman for seven years and will remain as a non-executive director.

Dr Nessan Bermingham is a highly qualified healthcare entrepreneur, with an impressive track record of building, growing and consolidating both private and public biotech companies. Based in Boston, USA, he has over a decade of experience in the life science industry, venture capital, secondary and public markets. Most recently, Nessan co-founded Intellia Therapeutics, a company developing potentially curative genome editing treatments for people living with severe and life-threatening diseases, and led it to a successful listing on NASDAQ (NASDAQ:NTLA).

John Haurum, CEO of F-star said “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank John Edwards for his remarkable seven-year tenure as our Chairman and we look forward to his continuing contribution to Fstar’s success. Nessan Bermingham brings a huge amount of experience, complementing the skills and expertise that we already have and I am confident he will play a vital role in supporting the next stage of our corporate development, helping us achieving our ambition to become a key player in the immunooncology space.”

Commenting on his appointment Nessan Bermingham, Chairman of F-star said “It is an exciting time to be joining F-star’s Board. The Company is widely recognised as a leader in the bispecific antibody space and I am thrilled by the opportunities and prospects ahead of us. I am looking forward to supporting F-star in its mission to develop first-in-class therapies that have the potential to become life-changing treatments for cancer patients.”

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About F-star

F-star is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to delivering life-changing treatments to cancer patients. Through our highly efficient Modular Antibody Technology™ platform, we are building and progressing an extensive immuno-oncology pipeline of mAb²™, a novel class of disruptive bispecific antibodies designed to unlock new biology which cannot be achieved by combining monospecific drugs. F-star’s technological expertise and scientific approach have been validated through strategic partnerships with leaders in the pharma and biotech industries.

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Record changed: 2023-06-05


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