December 19, 2018

Compass Therapeutics Expands Leadership Team with Appointments of Chief Medical Officer and Chief Financial Officer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Compass Therapeutics, a biotechnology company committed to the ambitious goal of comprehensively drugging the human immune system, today announced the appointment of veteran biopharma leaders Yu Liu, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, as chief medical officer and Lynne Sullivan as chief financial officer.

Dr. Liu, who most recently served as vice president and head of early clinical development at Pfizer, will oversee Compass’ development of a deep pipeline of immuno-oncology and autoimmune disease candidates. The company’s lead candidate, CTX-471, a fully human monoclonal antibody that induces remodeling of the tumor microenvironment and leads to immune-mediated destruction of solid tumors, is expected to enter the clinic in the first quarter of 2019. More than 15 therapeutic candidates are advancing through preclinical development and the research team continues to generate an exciting array of novel candidates through the company’s proprietary antibody development platform.

Ms. Sullivan, who most recently served as senior vice president, finance at Biogen, will lead financial planning and management at Compass at a time of significant growth for the company.

“Yu and Lynne bring essential skills and expertise to Compass as we prepare to take our lead program into the clinic in the coming months,” said Thomas Schuetz, M.D., Ph.D., the company’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “Their depth of experience and the strength of their leadership will serve us well, and we’re excited to welcome them aboard.”

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