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Strike Pharma AB. (4/28/21). "Press Release: Personalised Immunotherapy Start-up Strike Pharma Appoints Industry Veteran Mårten Winge as New CEO". Uppsala.

Organisations Organisation Strike Pharma AB
  Organisation 2 University of Uppsala (Uppsala University)
Products Product Immune Gas Pedal technology (IMMGAP)
  Product 2 drug development
Persons Person Winge, Mårten (Strike Pharma 202104– CEO before Cartana + Pyrosequencing + Olink + Halo genomics + Doxa + Proxeon)
  Person 2 Mangsbo, Sara (Univ Uppsala 202104 Assistant Prof + Co-Founder + Inventor at Strike Pharma AB)
     


STRIKE Pharma, (“STRIKE”) a Swedish start-up focused on personalized immunotherapy today announced the appointment of Pyrosequencing and Olink veteran Mårten Winge as CEO. Founded in 2020 out of Uppsala University, STRIKE’s vision is to provide an affordable and scalable personalized immunotherapy to treat solid tumors by commercializing the proprietary Immune Gas Pedal technology (IMMGAP).

IMMGAP is based on research by Associate professor Sara Mangsbo at Uppsala University and has been co-developed with the SciLifeLab’s Drug Discovery and Development Platform. While the primarily focus is on cancer, the technology has the potential to become a generic delivery method for any type of disease.

Winge has a Master of Science in Molecular Biology from Karolinska Institute, and over the past twenty years he has held executive management and board positions at Pyrosequencing, Olink, Halo Genomics and Proxeon. Most recently he was CEO of Cartana AB, which was acquired by 10x Genomics. He is currently on the board of Countagen and Inhalation Sciences, acts as an advisor to Inossia, and is a business coach for Uppsala Innovation Center.

“IMMGAP effectively utilizes our own bodies as factories to produce immune cells that can later be used to eliminate tumors. Our ambition is to transform how individualized cancer therapies are being developed,” says Mangsbo. “Mårten has extensive experience of international marketing and business development, and commercializing new technology in life science, primarily in start-up and early growth companies. His business skills and experience will enable STRIKE Pharma to move into the next phase of business and corporate development. I am pleased to welcome him onboard.”

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with this extraordinarily talented and knowledgeable team of individuals. I believe that STRIKE Pharma is remarkably well positioned to have a major impact on the rapidly developing field of precision medicine and future individualized treatments,” commented Winge.

With Mårten as CEO, Wing Cheng, previous CEO, will focus on quality assurance, regulatory compliance and market access to enable IMMGAP’s successful transition into clinical use. The team has also been strengthened by the scientific advisor Associate professor Johan Botling, who will provide expert advice on the clinical entry road ahead based on his experience implementing molecular diagnostics for tailored cancer therapies and immune oncology for the last 15 years.


For further information, please contact:

Sara Mangsbo,
Co-founder and inventor
Tel: +46 (0) 73 933 92 05
Mail: sara.mangsbo@strikepharma.com

Mårten Winge,
CEO STRIKE Pharma
Tel: +46 (0)70657 5927
Mail: marten.winge@strikepharma.com


To meet the global demand for improved cancer therapeutics and future vaccines, STRIKE Pharma was established in 2020. Its proprietary IMMGAP-technology is a platform for protein-based drugs comprising a high-affinity delivery system that improves the half-life and the delivery of any peptide-based drug.

STRIKE Pharma was founded by Sara Mangsbo together with Wing Cheng, Johan Rockberg, Pierre Dönnes and Michael Akhras, forming a team of wide-ranging expertise in immunotherapy with specialists in AI, genomics, epitope prediction, scalability and production of biologics.

More information; www.strikepharma.com

   
Record changed: 2021-05-21

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