Harpoon Therapeutics Appoints Lauren Silvernail to Board of Directors


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Industry veteran Lauren Silvernail brings over 30 years of experience in financial leadership roles in life sciences and related companies

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HARP), a clinical-stage immunotherapy company developing novel T cell activators, today announced the appointment of Lauren Silvernail to its Board of Directors and as Chair of its Audit Committee.

“We welcome Lauren to our Board of Directors. His strategic, operational and financial experience in the life sciences industry will be a great asset,” said Julie Eastland, President and CEO of Harpoon Therapeutics. “We look forward to Lauren’s guidance as we continue to execute our business plan and advance our new class of T-cell engagers into clinical trials.”

Lauren Silvernail has three decades of experience in financial leadership and business development roles. She has led and played key roles in a wide range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions and financings. She most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Evolus, Inc., an aesthetic medicine company, where she led fundraising activities and helped establish the infrastructure. for the commercial launch in the United States of the company’s first approved product. Previously, she served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer at Revance Therapeutics, Inc. and held corporate development positions at ISTA Pharmaceuticals Inc., Allergan and other companies. Lauren is currently a board member of Nicox SA, an international ophthalmology company. She holds an MBA in finance and accounting from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and a BA in biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley.

“My experience has shown me that sound science and passionate people are needed for a company to accomplish its mission, and I believe Harpoon’s proprietary platforms and dedicated workforce represent a company on path to success,” said Lauren Silvernail. “I am thrilled to partner with Julie and my fellow board members as we continue to advance Harpoon’s T-cell engager pipeline.”

About Harpoon Therapeutics

Harpoon Therapeutics is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company developing a new class of T cell engagers that harness the power of the body’s immune system to treat patients suffering from cancer and other diseases. T cell engagers are modified proteins that direct a patient’s own T cells to kill target cells that express specific proteins, or antigens, carried by the target cells. Using its proprietary trispecific T cell activating construct (TriTAC®), Harpoon is developing a pipeline of new TriTACs initially focused on the treatment of solid tumors and hematological malignancies. Harpoon has also developed a proprietary ProTriTAC™ platform, which applies a prodrug concept to its TriTAC platform to create a therapeutic T-cell engager that remains dormant until it reaches the tumor. Harpoon’s third proprietary technology platform, Sustained-Release TriTAC-XR, is designed to alleviate cytokine release syndrome. For more information about Harpoon Therapeutics, please visit www.harpoontx.com.

Forward-looking statements

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