Himalaya Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Nicholas Desjardins as Chief Economical Officer, Enterprise Information

SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Himalaya Therapeutics (“Himalaya”), a medical-phase biopharmaceutical corporation centered on enhancement and commercialization in Better China of a novel class of investigational antibody therapeutics for the therapy of reliable tumor most cancers, which are dependent on the Conditionally Lively Biologics (“Cab”) technologies platform, these days introduced the appointment of Nicholas Desjardins as main economic officer and corporate progress officer. In his roles, he will direct Himalaya’s finance and accounting functions, as properly as spearhead investor relations and corporate communications. He will work closely with the functions and technique teams on strategic and licensing collaborations.

“Nick brings Himalaya a one of a kind blend of both of those U.S. and China knowledge in finance, functions and biotechnology that we feel will be a significant addition to the Himalaya workforce,” explained Carolyn Small, co-founder and president of Himalaya Therapeutics considering the fact that its founding in 2014. “Nick is the to start with new executive of a sequence of hires we have planned to ramp up our growth actions in Increased China and we are delighted to carry him on board as we appear to engage with the world-wide capital markets later this 12 months.”

Mr. Desjardins delivers 15 yrs of investment banking expertise to his job, primarily in biotech, including assisting corporations increase extra than $1.4 billion in 17 initial community offerings while at Cowen and Stifel and an supplemental $9.1 billion in just about 50 other strategic transactions and funds raises. Most a short while ago he led the advisory follow for ASGARD Associates, a boutique merchant financial institution. In addition, he put in 10 decades in Better China in a wide variety of operational and financial roles, such as as challenge supervisor at Beijing RELTEC (subsequently obtained by Marconi) and in the tax division at PriceWaterhouse, Beijing. Mr. Desjardins been given his M.B.A in Finance from the Yale College of Administration, his B.A. in Background from Yale College and his B.S. in Accounting from SUNY Plattsburgh. He also acquired a scholarship for the research of Mandarin Chinese at Taiwan Typical University.

“I am fired up to be signing up for Himalaya at this significant juncture in its trajectory as its guide product candidates shift into Phase 2 clinical trials in Higher China, and to assist it keep on to attain value-generating milestones for its shareholders. I look ahead to getting capable to do the job with the team to bring such a groundbreaking technology to China to serve individuals there who at present deficiency viable options for some of its most prevalent cancers.”

About Himalaya Therapeutics

Himalaya is a world-wide scientific-stage biotechnology firm with functions in San Diego, California, and Hong Kong, China. Himalaya is advancing its pipeline of novel monoclonal antibody and other protein therapeutic product or service candidates, which are built to have far more selective concentrating on, bigger efficacy, and far more cost-productive and predictable production than traditional antibodies, by medical trials. Its product candidates have been designed using Taxi technologies, which is protected by additional than 500 issued and pending patents. Himalaya has two Taxi plans currently in Section 2 clinical testing in Hong Kong and Taiwan: BA3011, a novel conditionally active AXL-focused antibody-drug conjugate (Cab-AXL-ADC), and BA3021, a novel conditionally lively ROR2-targeted antibody-drug conjugate (Taxi-ROR2-ADC). Himalaya has a co-enhancement and collaboration agreement for an investigational Cab CTLA-4 antibody, BA3071, with BeiGene Ltd. for its growth, production and commercialization in Better China.

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