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XBiotech Names Industry Veteran Dawn McCollough to Head Clinical Operations

AUSTIN, Texas, May 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XBiotech (XBIT), the developer of True Human™ therapeutic antibodies, today announced that Dawn McCollough has joined the company as Vice President of Clinical Operations, effective May 16. McCollough has more than two decades of global industry experience and has overseen all phases of clinical trial drug development across multiple therapeutic areas.

Reporting to XBiotech Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer John Simard, McCollough will lead clinical operations for XBiotech’s extensive portfolio of True Human antibody therapies, including Xilonix™, the Company’s lead candidate currently in late-stage development for the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer.

“Dawn has overseen clinical trials involving thousands of patients across multiple indications and stages of development,” Simard said. “She thus brings extraordinary experience to our clinical operations. I am delighted to bring her energy and enthusiasm to the XBiotech leadership team.”

McCollough joins XBiotech from Biogen, Inc., where she served as head of Medical Research Operations and led the Medical Research team, which included the company’s Clinical Trial Review Committee. Prior to Biogen, McCollough was head of the Global Monitoring Organization for North America at Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc., based in Cambridge, Mass. McCollough began her Novartis career in their Vaccines and Diagnostics division in Siena, Italy, as Global Head of Clinical Trial Governance. She has been recognized consistently for her high performance and was chosen as a top Women’s Leader by both companies.

“I am excited to join XBiotech in advancing the Company’s innovative True Human therapeutic antibodies through the clinical process across multiple therapeutic areas. My focus will be on...


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