iOnctura bolsters management team with senior appointments

Michael Lahn appointed Chief Medical Officer

Zoë Johnson appointed Chief Scientific Officer

Geneva, Switzerland, 12 March 2019:  iOnctura SA, the late stage preclinical immuno-oncology company, announced today the completion of its executive leadership team with the appointments of Michael Lahn as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Zoë Johnson as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO).

Michael Lahn joins iOnctura from Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) where he was Head of Clinical Development for Europe. He has over 20 years’ experience in oncology clinical development in the pharmaceutical industry, where he was responsible for the development of multiple molecules through early and late clinical development. Michael began his career at Eli Lilly and Company, where he first worked in the early phase drug development for anti-inflammatory drugs, including the first-generation antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) aprinocarsen, as well as the development of several novel oncology drugs, including the second generation ASO LY2181308 and the TGF-beta small molecule inhibitor galunisertib (LY2157299). During his time at AstraZeneca’s he was part of the Phase 3 development team for registration of osimertinib in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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