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NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BTX) (“Brooklyn”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on exploring the role that cytokine and gene editing/cell therapy can have in treating patients with cancer, blood disorders, and monogenic diseases, today announces the appointment of two new members of the Company’s Board of Directors.
Erin S. Enright has served on multiple Boards of Directors, including within the medical and life sciences arenas, such as Keystone Dental (serving as Audit Committee Chair), Medical Facilities Corporation (serving as Audit and Investment Committee Chair), and Dynatronics Corporation (serving on the Audit, Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committees). She is currently managing partner and co-founder of Prettybrook Partners, LLC, an investment firm specializing in medical technology and healthcare services companies. She holds a J.D. from University of Chicago and a B.A. from Princeton University.
Heather B. Redman is a well-credentialed board member, serving such organizations as PPL Corporation (serving on the Audit and Finance Committees),Beneficial State Bank (serving on the Audit and Technology Committees), Coldstream Holdings, Inc. (serving on the Compensation and Nomination and Governance Committees), the Washington State University Board of Regents and Foundation (serving on the Investment Committee), and the Institute for Systems Biology. She is currently managing partner of Flying Fish Partners, a Seattle-based venture capital firm investing in artificial intelligence. She holds a J.D. from Stanford University Law School and a B.A. from Reed College.
“We are at an inflection point in the development of our company and we believe we are both staffing and recruiting advisors to help guide us to the next step in the evolution of Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics,” commented Brooklyn’s Chief Executive Officer and President Howard Federoff, M.D., Ph.D. “Heather’s extensive financial and technology background, combined with her deep experience as a key member of several boards of directors, makes her an excellent fit for our Board, and we look forward to continued growth under her guidance and counsel. Meanwhile, Erin has worked extensively with public companies as an investment banker and investor. We look forward to her contribution as Brooklyn continues to traverse the public markets as it develops new compounds to address rare diseases that are not adequately managed.”
“I look forward to working with Brooklyn’s management team and my fellow Board members to help the Company maintain its already impressive efficiencies while achieving leadership among companies developing therapeutics for rare diseases,” commented Ms. Enright.
“I believe Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics is at a tipping point in its growth as it is now focusing on its development platform. I’m looking forward to collaborating with my fellow Board members as we help to further Brooklyn’s progress in the public markets as it addresses significant unmet medical needs,” commented Ms. Redman.
About Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics
Brooklyn is focused on exploring the role that cytokine, gene editing, and cell therapy can have in treating patients with cancer, blood disorders, and monogenic diseases.
Brooklyn’s most advanced program is IRX-2, a human cell-derived cytokine therapy, studying the safety and efficacy of IRX-2 in patients with head and neck cancer in Phase 2B. In a Phase 2A clinical trial in head and neck cancer, IRX-2 demonstrated an overall survival benefit. Additional studies are either underway or planned in other solid tumor cancer indications.
Brooklyn has multiple next-generation cell and gene-editing therapies in preclinical development for various indications including acute respiratory distress syndrome, solid tumor indications, as well as in vivo gene-editing therapies for rare genetic diseases. For more information about Brooklyn and its clinical programs, please visit www.BrooklynITx.com.
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