WATERTOWN, Mass., June 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- C4 Therapeutics, Inc. (C4T) (Nasdaq: CCCC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing targeted protein degradation science to develop a new generation of small-molecule medicines and transform how disease is treated, today announced the appointment of Leonard (Len) Reyno, M.D., as chief medical officer, effective July 10, 2023. Dr. Reyno is a seasoned biotech executive with nearly 30 years of clinical development experience, spanning first-in-human studies to Phase IV clinical trials. At C4T, Dr. Reyno will be responsible for driving C4T’s clinical strategy to advance its promising pipeline of degrader therapies.
“We look forward to leveraging Len’s track record of advancing novel oncology therapeutics to patients, deep strategic and operational experience in clinical development and organizational leadership capabilities,” said Andrew Hirsch, president and chief executive officer of C4 Therapeutics. “I am excited to work closely with Len, who will play a critical role in leading our clinical development organization, shaping the development strategy of our clinical-stage degrader programs and collaborating with our discovery organization as we advance our preclinical portfolio of targeted protein degradation therapies.”
Dr. Reyno joins C4T from Pionyr Immunotherapeutics, where he most recently served as president, research & development and chief medical officer and led the company to advancing two novel therapeutics into the clinic. Prior to Pionyr, he was executive vice president and chief medical officer at ORIC Pharmaceuticals, leading their first product candidate into human trials. Before that, he served in various medical leadership roles at Agensys, a subsidiary of Astellas Pharma, over the course of a decade; there, he led clinical-stage development of multiple antibody products to novel targets through clinical proof of concept, including the early clinical development of Padcev® for bladder cancer. Earlier in his career, at Genentech and Aventis, Dr. Reyno led FDA approval teams for Herceptin® for HER2+ breast cancer and Taxotere® for the adjuvant treatment of breast cancer, respectively. Prior to joining industry, Dr. Reyno was an academic oncologist at Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Nova Scotia, Canada, and previously at McMaster University where he gained extensive experience as a clinician as well as serving as a principal investigator on multiple trials with the National Cancer Institute of Canada. Dr. Reyno earned a B.Sc. in chemistry at Dalhousie University and an M.D. from McMaster University Medical School.
“C4T’s differentiated approach to targeted protein degradation science, compelling multi-asset clinical portfolio and rich preclinical pipeline of novel oncology targets, attracted me to the role,” said Dr. Reyno. “I am looking forward to working with the C4T leadership team and applying my clinical development experience across all phases of drug development to create a new generation of medicines that have the potential to transform patients’ lives.”
About C4 Therapeutics
C4 Therapeutics (C4T) (Nasdaq: CCCC) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to delivering on the promise of targeted protein degradation science to create a new generation of medicines that transforms patients’ lives. C4T is leveraging its TORPEDO® platform to efficiently design and optimize small-molecule medicines that harness the body’s natural protein recycling system to rapidly degrade disease-causing proteins, offering the potential to overcome drug resistance, drug undruggable targets and improve patient outcomes. C4T is advancing multiple targeted oncology programs to the clinic and expanding its research platform to deliver the next wave of medicines for difficult-to-treat diseases. For more information, please visit www.c4therapeutics.com.
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