Dhana Chinnasamy, PhD, will oversee non-clinical and translational activities for MaxCyte’s autologous cell therapy platform for targeted cell-based immune therapies
Gaithersburg, Maryland – July 23, 2019: MaxCyte, the global clinical-stage cell-based therapies and life sciences company, announced today that it has appointed Dr. Dhana Chinnasamy, a 20+-year expert in the research and translation of gene and immunotherapies, as its Vice President, Non-Clinical and Translational Studies. In her new role, Dr. Chinnasamy will oversee all non-clinical and translational activities for MaxCyte’s CARMA platform working closely with the clinical, regulatory, manufacturing, and business development teams in support of MaxCyte’s clinical-stage therapeutic development.
Doug Doerfler, MaxCyte’s CEO, said: “Dhana is a welcome addition to our drug development team as we advance MCY-M11, our lead non-viral mRNA-based cell therapy candidate from our CARMA platform.
She expands our scientific and translational capabilities as we identify and assess additional CARMA programs, broadening our ability to find treatments to help more patients.”
Dr. Chinnasamy’s vast experience includes key roles in bench-to-bedside translational studies on T and NK cell-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Most recently, she led the immuno-oncology team at Precigen/Intrexon where she developed novel T cell products co-expressing chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) and cytokine genes targeting solid tumors.
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