-Addition of Mr. David Gryska Further Strengthens Forte Board of Directors
Forte Biosciences, Inc. (www.fortebiorx.com) (NASDAQ: FBRX), announced today that Mr. David Gryska has been appointed to the Forte Biosciences Board of Directors.
Mr. Gryska was previously the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at Incyte. Prior to joining Incyte, Mr. Gryska held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at Celgene prior to its acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Mr. Gryska has spent over 30 years as a senior executive at life science and biotechnology companies with extensive experience relating to strategic transactions, acquisitions, financings and global expansion.
Mr. Gryska commented, “I am very pleased to join Paul and the Board of Forte. Paul has assembled an experienced, seasoned and talented team and I am looking forward to contributing to help Paul and the team drive long term shareholder value at Forte.”
“We are incredibly fortunate that David agreed to join our Board of Directors. I have known David for more than 20 years and have tremendous respect for him as a leader and board member at many of the world’s most innovative and successful biotechnology companies, including Seagen, Incyte, Celgene, Aerie Pharmaceuticals and GW Pharmaceuticals. Our board members have deep and valuable pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience and David’s addition significantly builds and expands on that expertise. We are excited to have someone of David’s extensive experience join the team as we drive the development of our pipeline. David brings very valuable insights and we all are looking forward to working with him,” said Forte’s chairman and CEO Paul Wagner, Ph.D.
Forte Biosciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company and the lead product, FB-102, is a proprietary molecule with potentially broad autoimmune and oncology applications.
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Mike Moyer, Managing Director