TScan Therapeutics Appoints Garry A. Nicholson To Board

WALTHAM, Mass., June 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TScan Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: TCRX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of T cell receptor (TCR)-engineered T cell therapies for the treatment of patients with cancer, today announced changes to its Board of Directors. Garry A. Nicholson has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. In addition, Timothy Barberich has retired as a Member and Chair of the Board of Directors. Current board member Stephen Biggar, M.D., Ph.D., will assume the role of Chair of the Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to welcome Garry to our Board of Directors. He has a breadth of experience in oncology development and commercialization spanning more than 35 years, including serving as president of Pfizer Oncology where he led its global oncology franchise,” said Gavin MacBeath, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer. “Garry has extensive expertise in operations, sales, regulatory strategy, and commercialization, and we look forward to working with him as we advance our clinical programs toward pivotal studies.”

“I am delighted to be joining TScan’s Board and look forward to working with the leadership team to further advance the progress of this company and its mission of bringing life-changing therapies to patients suffering from cancer. My previous experience across commercialization, operations, regulatory affairs and launch strategy will help support the growth of TScan and the advancement of this innovative pipeline,” said Mr. Nicholson.

“We all wish Tim well as he retires from the Board. He has been an esteemed member of the Board since 2019 and as Chair of the Board since 2021. TScan has benefitted from Tim’s more than 40 years’ experience in pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and we appreciate his contributions and insights that have helped us grow from a discovery-stage organization into a clinically focused company since our inception,” added Dr. MacBeath. “Steve has served on the Board of TScan since 2021, and we welcome him to this new leadership role.”

Mr. Nicholson has more than 35 years of pharmaceutical and biotech oncology experience. Mr. Nicholson currently serves as chairman of the board of directors for G1 Therapeutics, Day One Biopharmaceuticals and Abdera Therapeutics. He also previously served on the board of directors for Turning Point Therapeutics, Five Prime Therapeutics, Tmunity and TESARO prior to their acquisitions by large pharmaceutical companies. As former president of Pfizer Oncology, his responsibilities included global commercialization, sales, clinical development, regulatory strategy and business development for Pfizer’s oncology portfolio. Earlier in his career, Mr. Nicholson held various leadership positions in the oncology division of Eli Lilly and Company, including global oncology platform leader. He has also served as president and CEO of XTuit Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Nicholson earned a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina.

About TScan Therapeutics, Inc.

TScan is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of T cell receptor (TCR)-engineered T cell (TCR-T) therapies for the treatment of patients with cancer. The Company’s lead TCR-T candidates, TSC-100 and TSC-101, are in development for the treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies to prevent relapse following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. The Company is also developing TCR-T candidates for the treatment of various solid tumors. The Company has developed and continues to expand its ImmunoBank, the Company’s repository of therapeutic TCRs that recognize diverse targets and are associated with multiple HLA types, to provide customized multiplex therapeutic TCR-Ts for patients with a variety of cancers.