Rockville, MD, March 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
MacroGenics, Inc. (MGNX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing innovative monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, announced that Jon Wigginton, M.D., Senior Vice President, Clinical Development & Chief Medical Officer, will be leaving the Company effective March 27, 2020 to pursue a new opportunity.
“Over the past seven years, Jon has played a leadership role in establishing and executing the clinical development strategy to advance our immuno-oncology product candidates. I would like to thank him for his significant contributions to MacroGenics, and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Scott Koenig, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of MacroGenics. “Our clinical programs are progressing as planned, and we look forward to a productive 2020.”
While the executive search for a new Chief Medical Officer is ongoing, Ezio Bonvini, M.D., Senior Vice President, Research and Chief Scientific Officer, will assume Dr. Wigginton’s responsibilities on an interim basis, including overseeing clinical development and related functions. Dr. Bonvini joined MacroGenics in June 2003. He was previously with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) for 18 years, ultimately serving as Acting Deputy Director, Division of Monoclonal Antibodies. Dr. Bonvini received his M.D. and Specialty Certification in Clinical Hematology from the University of Genoa, School of Medicine.
About MacroGenics, Inc.
MacroGenics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing innovative monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. The Company generates its pipeline of product candidates primarily from its proprietary suite of next-generation antibody-based technology platforms, which have applicability across broad therapeutic domains. For more information, please see the Company's website at www.macrogenics.com. MacroGenics and the MacroGenics logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of MacroGenics, Inc.
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Anna Krassowska, Ph.D., Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
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