Board of Directors

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Patrick Vink , Executive Chairman

MD, MBA, Chairman of NMD Pharma and Acacia Pharma.

Patrick is a seasoned professional with over 30 years’ experience from senior roles at leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. With a proven track record of building and growing businesses through positions spanning operations, sales and marketing, Patrick has led worldwide teams to drive product commercialization across a number of therapeutic areas, including oncology. Currently, Patrick serves on the Board of several private and listed companies in the pharma and biotech space, including Santhera Pharmaceuticals, Concordia Healthcare and Spero Therapeutics.

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Jónas Einarsson , Board member

Chief Executive Officer of the Radium Hospital Research Foundation (RF).

RF is an experienced pre-seed investor and project developer focused on cancer.

Jónas Einarsson sits on the board of several Norwegian Biotech companies, and was one of the initiators behind Oslo Cancer Cluster and the Oslo Cancer Cluster Innovation Park.

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Bente-Lill Romøren , Board member

Consultant. Former CEO of Novo Nordisk Scandinavia with 40 years of experience gained from national and international management positions in the pharmaceutical industry.

Experience spans senior management, marketing, sales, business development, licensing, market access, public affairs, clinical trials and lifecycle management.

Good knowledge of the health care system plus regulations and framework for the pharmaceutical market.

Board member experience from private and public sector (health care).

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Johan Christenson , Board member

MD, PhD, Partner of HealthCap

Previously supervised the healthcare portfolio of SEB Företagsinvest. Senior management experience from Astra Pain Control as Project Director and AstraZeneca as Global Product Director. PhD in basic neuroscience. Author of 17 scientific articles.

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Per Samuelsson , Board member

Partner of HealthCap

Prior to joining Odlander Fredrikson in 2000, he gained over 15 years of investment banking experience, mainly with Aros Securities in Sweden. Prior to this Mr. Samuelsson was head of Research, also at Aros Securities.

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Robert Burns , Board member

PhD, Chairman at Haemostatix.

Extensive experience in building biotechnology companies, previously as the CEO of 4-Antibody AG, Affitech (NASDAQ/OMX), and Celldex Therapeutics (NASDAQ). Prior to Celldex, Robert was Director of Technology Licensing at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, a leading independent research organisation conducting translational research in cancer immunology.

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Eva-Lotta Allan , Board member

More than 25 years of business development experience from the biotechnology and life science industry in both private and public companies.

Ms Allan has significant operational and investor relations expertise as well as board experience.

She currently holds the position as Chief Business Officer at Immunocore Ltd, an immuno-oncology company specializing in the development of soluble T cell receptor based drugs. She has previously held senior positions at Ablynx, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Oxford Asymmetry (now Evotec) and Oxford GlycoSciences (now UCB). Ms Allan holds a degree in microbiology from the University of Stockholm.

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Diane Mellett , Board member

Consultant to biotech and medical device companies.

Diane Mellett qualified in law in both US and UK. Diane provides advice to biotechnology companies in commercial contract and intellectual property matters. She was formerly General Counsel for Cambridge Antibody (CAT) Technology and led the US NASDAQ listing of that company.

During her time at CAT, she led a successful defence of a contractual dispute with Abbott Pharmaceuticals (now Abbvie) covering the company’s major collaboration partnership covering Humira®, the most successful revenue generating antibody therapy in the pharmaceutical industry to date.