Immunocore expands management team; opens US office
Posted: 17 December 2015 | Victoria White | No comments yet
The new premises will accommodate the Company’s US clinical development, medical and regulatory operations and provide an important base for Immunocore’s ongoing US activities…
Immunocore has appointed James Sandy as Chief Development Officer and Julian Hirst as Director of Corporate Finance.
James Sandy will be responsible for leading the clinical development of the company’s growing pipeline of proprietary immuno-oncology drugs known as ImmTACs (Immune Mobilising Monoclonal T Cell Receptors Against Cancer) and for the Company’s strategic pharmaceutical partnerships that include combination trials.
Julian Hirst will be responsible for supporting the company’s management team and Board on corporate and investment activities.
Immunocore establishes new US office
As it builds out its senior management team, Immunocore has also established a new US office in Conshohocken, Philadelphia. These new premises will accommodate the Company’s US clinical development, medical and regulatory operations and provide an important base for Immunocore’s ongoing US activities.
Dr. Eliot Forster, Chief Executive Officer at Immunocore, commented: “I am delighted that Immunocore has been able to recruit James and Julian, who will provide experienced leadership to our clinical and corporate development activities as we continue to execute our strategy and strive to remain as a private company. We are also excited to have opened a US base for Immunocore and expanding our operations there. Following our recent successful financing, these appointments and our expansion into the US further support our mission to become a world-leading premier biotechnology company.”
James Sandy commented on his appointment: “I am excited to be joining Immunocore at this pivotal time in the Company’s growth and to be leading the late stage development activities of our internal and partnered ImmTACs. Immunocore’s growing pipeline has the potential to deliver novel and first-in-class immuno-oncology therapeutics that has the potential to revolutionise the treatment of cancer.”