Forte Biosciences, Inc. (www.fortebiorx.com) (NASDAQ: FBRX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on autoimmune diseases announces that Dr. Hubert Chen, MD has joined the company as Chief Scientific Officer and President.
“Dr. Chen is a very accomplished drug development scientist and physician and we are very fortunate that he has agreed to join the Forte team,” said Paul Wagner, Ph.D., CEO of Forte Biosciences. “This is a very exciting time for Forte and having Dr. Chen join us in this important leadership position reinforces our confidence in the future of Forte.”
Prior to joining Forte, Dr. Chen was the Chief Medical Officer of Metacrine, a clinical-stage company focused on the treatment of liver and gastrointestinal diseases. Prior, he was the Chief Scientific and Medical Officer of Pfenex, where he successfully designed and executed the clinical, nonclinical, and regulatory approval strategy for PF708, a teriparatide injectable for the treatment of high-risk osteoporosis, leading to NDA approval in 2019 and MAA approval in 2020. Additional experiences include serving as vice president of clinical development at Aileron Therapeutics, vice president of translational medicine at Regulus Therapeutics, and senior director of clinical research at Amylin Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Chen received his medical training at UCSF and Massachusetts General Hospital, M.D. from Columbia University, and B.A.S. in political science and biology from Stanford University.
Forte Biosciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on autoimmune diseases. Forte’s lead product, FB-102, is a proprietary molecule developed entirely and wholly-owned by Forte with broad autoimmune applications.
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