TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemomab Therapeutics Ltd. (Nasdaq: CMMB), (Chemomab), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics for fibrotic and inflammatory diseases with high unmet need, today named Jack Lawler Vice President of Global Clinical Development Operations. Mr. Lawler, who is based in the U.S., brings more than 22 years of clinical drug development experience, including contributing to the development of eight approved pharmaceutical products across a variety of therapeutic indications.
Separately, Chemomab announced that it has expanded its scientific and business facilities in Tel Aviv to better accommodate its expected growth.
"We are delighted to welcome Jack to Chemomab, with his more than two decades of experience in clinical development planning, operations and management, spanning pre-IND activities through CMC and regulatory," said Dale Pfost, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Chemomab. "We look forward to his contributions as we build out our U.S.-based clinical development team that complements our existing clinical expertise in Israel."
Prior to joining Chemomab, Mr. Lawler served on the senior leadership team at Goldfinch Bio as Vice President, Clinical Operations and Data Management. Earlier, Mr. Lawler held a series of drug development positions of increasing responsibility at biopharmaceutical firms including Cephalon (acquired by Teva), Trevena, Viropharma (acquired by Shire), Botanix and Egalet. He participated in the successful development of numerous pharmaceutical products, including Cinqair®, Provigil® and Nuvigil®, among others. Earlier in his career, Mr. Lawler worked in emergency and transplant medicine. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude from Rosemont College.
Dr. Pfost continued, "While augmenting our human capital in the U.S., we are also strengthening the company's core scientific enterprise with our move to a larger facility with advanced technology designed to better enable our Israel-based R&D and business operations."
Chemomab's new office and research laboratory facilities located in the Atidim Park in Tel Aviv, Israel were developed and built expressly for Chemomab's current and future anticipated research needs. They are equipped with cutting-edge technology that will help the company continue to develop its lead clinical programs as well as new projects going forward.
About Chemomab Therapeutics Ltd.
Chemomab is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focusing on the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics for fibrotic and inflammatory diseases with high unmet need. Based on the unique and pivotal role of the soluble protein CCL24 in promoting fibrosis and inflammation, Chemomab developed CM-101, a monoclonal antibody designed to bind and block CCL24 activity. CM-101 has demonstrated the potential to treat multiple severe and life-threatening fibrotic and inflammatory diseases. It is currently in two Phase 2 safety and efficacy trials—one in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis and the second in patients with liver fibrosis, with a third Phase 2 trial in systemic sclerosis expected to begin early in 2022.
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