CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TCR2 Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: TCRR), a clinical-stage cell therapy company with a pipeline of novel T cell therapies for patients suffering from solid tumors, today announced the appointment of Rosemary Harrison, Ph.D., as Chief Business and Strategy Officer where she will be responsible for supporting a range of activities including commercial strategy, operational planning, corporate partnerships and long-term growth opportunities.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Rosemary Harrison as our first Chief Business and Strategy Officer at TCR2 as she has proven throughout her career an ability to work closely with multiple commercial functions to identify and execute clear strategic priorities,” said Garry Menzel, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of TCR2 Therapeutics. “We look forward to her immediate operational impact as 2022 is a year full of milestones in which our lead program gavo-cel will enter a Phase 2 clinical trial, TC-510 will enter a Phase 1 clinical trial and several other programs provide opportunities for strategic dialogue.”
Dr. Harrison brings to TCR2 nearly 20 years of global experience working on strategic planning, portfolio management, and business development at both pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Prior to joining the Company, she was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Trillium Therapeutics where she led its acquisition by Pfizer for $2.22 billion in November 2021. Before that, Dr. Harrison served in strategic and research roles within RA Capital Management and as Head of Rare Diseases at Imbria Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in her career, she was Head of Portfolio Management and Strategic Planning at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research as well as a consultant at Bain & Company where she advised on corporate strategic and operational programs. Dr. Harrison holds a Bachelor of Biotechnology in Drug Design and Development and a Ph.D. from The University of Queensland.
“TCR2’s first-in-class T cell platform is highly differentiated by leveraging the full TCR complex, independent of HLA and has already demonstrated encouraging clinical data in treatment-refractory solid tumors,” said Dr. Harrison. “I am thrilled to be joining TCR2 during such an important period and look forward to working with the outstanding team to focus priorities and support a clear execution plan.”
About TCR2 Therapeutics
TCR2 Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical-stage cell therapy company developing a pipeline of novel T cell therapies for patients suffering from solid tumors. The company is focused on the discovery and development of product candidates against novel and complex targets utilizing its proprietary T cell receptor (TCR) Fusion Construct T cells (TRuC®-T cells). The TRuC platform is designed to specifically recognize and kill cancer cells by harnessing signaling from the entire TCR, independent of human leukocyte antigens (HLA). For more information about TCR2, please visit www.tcr2.com.
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