SAN DIEGO, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Poseida Therapeutics, Inc. (Nadsaq: PSTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company utilizing proprietary genetic engineering platform technologies to create cell and gene therapeutics with the capacity to cure, today announced the appointment of biotechnology industry veteran Cynthia Collins to its Board of Directors, effective July 23, 2021.
"We are excited to welcome Cindy to Poseida's Board of Directors," said Eric Ostertag, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Poseida Therapeutics. "As a recognized leader in cell and gene therapies and in growing innovative companies, she brings more than four decades of experience to our Board. Her broad expertise in gene engineering, oncology and hematology will be highly valuable as the Company continues to develop the next wave of cell and gene therapies with the capacity to cure."
Ms. Collins most recently served as the CEO of Editas Medicine, and prior to that served as the CEO of Human Longevity, Inc.; the CEO/GM of the Cell Therapy and Lab Business of General Electric's Healthcare Life Sciences; and the CEO of Clarient Diagnostics, Inc. Her prior leadership roles have included President and CEO of GenVec, Inc., a publicly traded vaccine and gene therapy company, and Group Vice President, Cellular Analysis Business of Beckman Coulter with responsibility for its Hematology, Flow Cytometry, and Hemostasis businesses. Prior to Beckman Coulter, she served as President and CEO of Sequoia Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a venture-capital funded company developing antiviral drugs for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Ms. Collins received a B.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of Illinois, Urbana and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a member of the boards of directors at DermTech, Inc., Certara, Biocare Medical, LLC, and Triumvira Immunologics, Inc., and previously served on the boards for the ARM Foundation for Cell and Gene Medicine and Alliance for Regenerative Medicine.
"I am pleased to join the pioneers at Poseida Therapeutics at this exciting time, as the Company continues to leverage its proprietary genetic engineering tools to create next generation cell and gene therapies," said Ms. Collins. "I look forward to working closely with the team at Poseida as they advance the development of therapeutic candidates for patients in need."
About Poseida Therapeutics, Inc. Poseida Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to utilizing our proprietary genetic engineering platform technologies to create next generation cell and gene therapeutics with the capacity to cure. We have discovered and are developing a broad portfolio of product candidates in a variety of indications based on our core proprietary platforms, including our non-viral piggyBac DNA Modification System, Cas-CLOVER™ site-specific gene editing system and nanoparticle- and AAV-based gene delivery technologies. Our core platform technologies have utility, either alone or in combination, across many cell and gene therapeutic modalities and enable us to engineer our wholly-owned portfolio of product candidates that are designed to overcome the primary limitations of current generation cell and gene therapeutics. To learn more, visit www.poseida.com and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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