Former CEO of Five Prime Therapeutics brings over 25 years of leadership and commercial experience in pharma, biotech and molecular Dx
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Repare Therapeutics Inc. (“Repare” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: RPTX), a leading clinical-stage precision oncology company, today announced the appointment of Thomas Civik to its Board of Directors and as its Chairman. He replaces Jerel Davis, Ph.D., Managing Director at Versant Ventures, who will remain a member of the Company’s Board.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Tom to our Board as our new Chairman,” said Repare President and CEO Lloyd M. Segal. “Tom brings a wealth of experience in developing and launching innovative oncology drugs and in leading edge molecular diagnostics. His leadership will be crucial for Repare as we continue to advance our clinical pipeline. We are fortunate to have Jerel continue as a board member, having played an integral role as our Chair from our founding within Versant to our transition over the last six years to a clinical-stage public company.”
“I am delighted to join Repare and other members of the Board during this exciting time for the Company,” said Mr. Civik. “I look forward to supporting Repare’s executive team in the execution of its business plans and strategy, as Repare looks to continue to advance novel clinical candidates, RP-3500 and RP-6306 further into the clinic, while continuing to leverage its differentiated SNIPRx platform to discover, develop and launch new precision oncology therapeutics.”
“It’s my pleasure to welcome Tom to the Board of Repare,” said Dr. Davis. “His extensive leadership experience of clinical- and commercial-stage biotech and pharma companies makes him an exceptional fit as Repare enters its next stage of growth.”
Tom Civik most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Five Prime Therapeutics until its acquisition by Amgen for $1.9 billion in April 2021. He was previously Chief Commercial Officer at Foundation Medicine, delivering significant growth during his tenure and launching the first ever FDA-approved pan-cancer comprehensive genomic test. He held various roles over a 17-year career at Genentech, including responsibility for several important therapies such as Avastin, Tecentriq, Alecensa and Tarceva. Mr. Civik earned a B.A. from St. Norbert College, and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
About Repare Therapeutics’ SNIPRx® Platform
Repare’s SNIPRx® platform is a genome-wide CRISPR-based screening approach that utilizes proprietary isogenic cell lines to identify novel and known synthetic lethal gene pairs and the corresponding patients who are most likely to benefit from the Company’s therapies based on the genetic profile of their tumors. Repare’s platform enables the development of precision therapeutics in patients whose tumors contain one or more genomic alterations identified by SNIPRx® screening, in order to selectively target those tumors in patients most likely to achieve clinical benefit from resulting product candidates.
About Repare Therapeutics, Inc.
Repare Therapeutics is a leading clinical-stage precision oncology company enabled by its proprietary synthetic lethality approach to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics. The Company utilizes its genome-wide, CRISPR-enabled SNIPRx® platform to systematically discover and develop highly targeted cancer therapies focused on genomic instability, including DNA damage repair. The Company’s pipeline includes its lead product candidate RP-3500, a potential leading ATR inhibitor currently in Phase 1/2 clinical development, its second clinical candidate, RP-6306, a PKMYT1 inhibitor currently in Phase 1 clinical development, a Polθ inhibitor program, as well as eight other early-stage, pre-clinical programs. For more information, please visit reparerx.com.
SNIPRx® is a registered trademark of Repare Therapeutics Inc.
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