Adlai Nortye Announces Appointment of Dr. Archie Tse as the Head of Research & Development

SINGAPORE and NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. and HANGZHOU, China, March 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adlai Nortye Ltd. (NASDAQ: ANL) (the “Company” or “Adlai Nortye”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative cancer therapies, today announced the appointment of Dr. Archie Tse as Head of Research & Development, reporting to Mr. Carsten Lu, CEO and Chairman of Adlai Nortye, effective March 29th, 2024.

Dr. Tse, M.D. & Ph.D. earned Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degrees from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining Adlai Nortye, Dr. Tse served as the Chief Scientific Officer, Senior Vice President, Head of Research and Early Clinical Development, and Head of CMC at CStone Pharmaceuticals, at which he provided strategic leadership and oversight to the research, early clinical development, and CMC aspects of the entire CStone’s pipeline. Before joining CStone, Dr. Tse held leadership positions in multinational companies, including Merck (known as MSD outside of US and Canada) and Daiichi-Sankyo where he managed the advancement of innovative oncology drugs across all stages of development, encompassing various modalities, including small molecule targeted therapies, mono- and multi-specific antibodies, ADCs, and cancer vaccines. Prior to his career in the industry, Dr. Tse served as a faculty member at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

“We are very pleased to have Dr. Tse join our senior leadership team,” said Carsten Lu, CEO and Chairman of Adlai Nortye. “Archie brings a wealth of knowledge in the field of bridging preclinical and clinical phases to improve overall success of drug development. His addition to our team will help us continue our pursuit of bringing novel therapies to cancer patients globally.”

“I am excited to join Adlai Nortye and help advance the Company’s mission of transforming deadly cancer into a chronic and eventually curable disease,” said Dr. Tse. “I’m keen to leveraging my experiences with the outstanding team at Adlai Nortye and unlock the full potential of our pipeline.”

About Adlai Nortye

Adlai Nortye (NASDAQ: ANL) is a global clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of innovative cancer therapies for patients across the spectrum of tumor types, with global R&D centers established in New Jersey, US, and Hangzhou, China. With a strategic emphasis on oncology, the company has identified and developed a robust pipeline of six drug candidates.

Adlai Nortye has assembled a global management team and a scientific advisory board with industry leaders and influential scientists to provide important strategic guidance to its R&D, business development, and operational organizations. In addition to building its own R&D capabilities, the Company continues to seek and secure partnerships with leading multi-national pharmaceutical companies such as Eisai and Novartis, to fully realize the potential of its pipeline programs. The Company strives to become a global leader in the next wave of oncology therapies employing a combination therapy strategy. Its ultimate goal is to transform deadly cancer into a chronic and eventually curable disease.

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Investor Relations:
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Amanda Kong

Adlai Nortye Ltd.

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