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Associated Press: Harpoon Therapeutics Announces Appointments to Board of Directors and Management Team

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 18, 2018--Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing a new class of T cell engaging therapeutics, announced today that it has appointed Jonathan Drachman, M.D., to its Board of Directors and Mr. Chris Whitmore to Vice President, Finance.

“I am pleased to welcome both Dr. Drachman to our board and Mr. Whitmore to the Harpoon management team, where their expertise will be instrumental as Harpoon continues to evolve as a leader in immuno-oncology,” said Jerry McMahon, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Harpoon Therapeutics. “Jonathan has a proven track record as a successful R&D executive in the biotech industry, including substantial knowledge of oncology drug development and novel biologics. Chris brings strong experience in financial management, strategy and compliance."

Dr. Drachman brings more than 20 years of academic research, clinical oncology and biotechnology experience, most recently as Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Seattle Genetics, where he played a key role in the clinical development of Adcetris® and advancing the pipeline of antibody-drug conjugates and immuno-oncology drug candidates. He currently serves as Strategic Advisor for Innovation for Seattle Genetics. Dr. Drachman completed his internal medicine residency and medical oncology fellowship at the University of Washington and was a faculty member in the Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine from 1998 through 2004. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Drachman also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Calithera Biosciences.

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