Replimune Appoints Tanya Lewis to the Board of Directors
WOBURN, Mass., Oct. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Replimune Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REPL), a biotechnology company developing oncolytic immuno-gene therapies derived from its Immulytic™ platform, today announced the appointment of Tanya Lewis to its Board of Directors, effective as of November 2, 2020.
“Tanya is a respected and highly accomplished pharmaceutical industry executive with greater than 20 years of experience in global drug development across a variety of therapeutic areas, including oncology,” said Philip Astley-Sparke, CEO of Replimune. “It is my pleasure to welcome Tanya to our board. In particular, Tanya adds deep expertise in developing and executing regulatory strategies and we look forward to her contributions as we plan to bring our leading pipeline of oncolytic immunotherapies to market.”
Ms. Lewis currently serves as the Executive Vice President, Chief Regulatory Strategy and Strategic Operations at Karyopharm Therapeutics, a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company (Nasdaq: KPTI) where she navigated the approval of XPOVIO®. Prior to joining Karyopharm, Ms. Lewis held leadership positions at several companies, including Tesaro and Millennium, where she developed approval strategies and led interactions with U.S. and European regulators for clinical trial applications, marketing applications (including ODAC presentations) and drug labeling. Tanya’s past accomplishments include the successful negotiations for registration trial designs, approval, and/or commercialization of VELCADE®, VARUBI®, INTEGRILIN® and ZEJULA®.
Tanya holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Northeastern University and a Master of Science degree in Regulatory Affairs and Public Health from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Science.
Replimune Group, Inc., headquartered in Woburn, MA, was founded in 2015 to develop the next generation of oncolytic immune-gene therapies for the treatment of cancer. Replimune is developing novel, proprietary therapeutics intended to improve the direct cancer-killing effects of selective virus replication and the potency of the immune response to the tumor antigens released. Replimune’s Immulytic™ platform is designed to maximize systemic immune activation, in particular to tumor neoantigens, through robust viral-mediated immunogenic tumor cell killing and the delivery of optimal combinations of immune-activating proteins to the tumor and draining lymph nodes. The approach is expected to be highly synergistic with immune checkpoint blockade and other approaches to cancer treatment across a broad range of cancers. Replimune intends to progress these therapies rapidly through clinical development in combination with other immuno-oncology products with complementary mechanisms of action. For more information, please visit www.replimune.com.
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