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  • Dr. Katrin Rupalla

Ymmunobio Appoints Dr. Michel Janicot as Chief Development Officer

RIEHEN, SWITZERLAND, January 10, 2023 ─ Ymmunobio AG, a preclinical stage biotech company specializing in the development of innovative treatments for cancer patients, has appointed Michel Janicot, PhD, as its Chief Development Officer (CDO). The CDO role is a new position in which Dr. Janicot will leverage his more than 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry for Ymmunobio’s development and R&D efforts.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Janicot to our growing company,” said Ymmunobio Founder and CEO Katrin Rupalla. “His expertise and insights provide a great benefit in advancing our non-clinical pharmacology and helping to identify the preclinical candidates that we develop.”

“I am excited to join this dynamic company, which is making significant progress in how we develop cancer therapies that are more effective and potentially far less toxic than those currently available,” said Dr. Janicot.

Dr. Janicot has deep experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having worked in oncology R&D with such organizations as Rhone-Poulenc Rorer and Johnson & Johnson, in addition to a range of small to midsize biotechnology companies, academic laboratories, and government organizations. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Paris VII.

Most recently, Dr. Janicot has been the Founder and Managing Director of JMi ONConsulting, which provides strategic, scientific and operational R&D project portfolio management, including support for in-/out-licensing processes, as well as education and coaching around the development of Scientific Advisory Boards.

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