Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. William Grossman as Chief Medical Officer
“We are excited to have Bill join Bellicum. His expertise in the development of cancer immunotherapies and combinations will strengthen our team as we advance and expand our CAR T and TCR pipeline and prepare for the regulatory filing and potential commercialization of BPX-501 in Europe,” said Bellicum’s President & CEO Rick Fair.
Commented Dr. Grossman: “I am thrilled to join Bellicum at this exciting time. Cellular immunotherapies are transforming how we treat cancer. Bellicum’s novel platform for controlling the activity of immune cells may help us improve upon the current generation, extending the benefit of these life-saving immunotherapies to more types of cancer.”
In his most recent role at Genentech, Dr. Grossman served as the Group Medical Director, Cancer Immunotherapy, where he led the global clinical development of TECENTRIQ® in gastrointestinal cancers and of cancer immunotherapy combinations across all solid tumor types. Among other accomplishments in this role, Dr. Grossman conceived and led the development of the Phase 1b/2 MORPHEUS platform to evaluate cancer immunotherapy combinations more rapidly and efficiently. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Research &
Prior to joining the industry, Dr. Grossman held various positions with the
The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors has approved inducement awards to Dr. Grossman, which will be granted effective on his start date. The inducement awards consist of a stock option to purchase up to 175,000 shares of the Company's common stock priced at the closing price of the Common Stock on the grant date of
About Bellicum Pharmaceuticals
Bellicum is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing cellular immunotherapies for cancers and orphan inherited blood disorders. Bellicum is using its proprietary Chemical Induction of Dimerization (CID) technology platform to engineer and control components of the immune system. Bellicum is developing next-generation product candidates in some of the most important areas of cellular immunotherapy, including hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), and CAR-T and TCR cell therapies. More information can be found at www.bellicum.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Bellicum may, in some cases, use terms such as "predicts," "believes," "potential," "proposed," "continue," “designed,” "estimates," "anticipates," "expects," "plans," "intends," "may," "could," "might," "will," "should" or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our intentions, beliefs, projections, outlook, analyses or current expectations concerning, among other things: our intentions to advance and expand our pipeline, and our intentions to make a regulatory filing for BPX-501 in Europe, and if successful, commercialize that product in Europe. Various factors may cause differences between Bellicum’s expectations and actual results as discussed in greater detail under the heading “Risk Factors” in Bellicum’s filings with the
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