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Adaptimmune Appoints Leading Immunotherapy Experts from United States and Europe to Inaugural Scientific Advisory Board

PHILADELPHIA and OXFORD, United Kingdom, Apr 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --

Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc ADAP, +5.83% a leader in the use of TCR engineered T-cell therapy to treat cancer, today announced the appointment of leading immunology, immunotherapy and oncology experts from across the United States and Europe to its newly formed scientific advisory board (SAB). Crystal Mackall, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and Associate Director of the Stanford Cancer Institute, will serve as Chair of the SAB.

The SAB will serve as a strategic resource for Adaptimmune and help to steer the company's development efforts in the field of immuno-oncology.

"Adaptimmune is the clear leader in the TCR T-cell therapy space, and I'm very pleased to join their scientific advisory board as Chair at this important time in their evolution," said Dr. Mackall.

"Our inaugural scientific advisory board members bring a wealth of experience in areas including gene therapy, immunotherapy and oncology, and we are honored to have such a prestigious group of advisors," said James Noble, Adaptimmune's Chief Executive Officer. "Their insights and guidance will be invaluable as we continue to move our pipeline of affinity optimized T-cell therapies forward."

The inaugural members of Adaptimmune's scientific advisory board are:

  • Crystal Mackall, M.D., Chair, Adaptimmune Scientific Advisory Board; Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine; Associate Director of the Stanford Cancer Institute
  • Nabil Ahmed, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Children's Cancer Center; Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Houston Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Michael Dustin, Ph.D., Professor of Immunology and Wellcome...