Immunome Appoints Phil Roberts as Chief Technical Officer

BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Immunome, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMNM), a biotechnology company focused on developing first-in-class and best-in-class targeted cancer therapies, today announced the appointment of Phil Roberts as Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Roberts has over three decades of experience in product development, global manufacturing, and commercialization of novel pharmaceutical products.

“Immunome is delighted to add Phil to our management team as we advance our portfolio of immunotherapies, radioligand therapies, and ADCs towards clinical development,” stated Clay Siegall, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Immunome. “With an ambitious pipeline that spans multiple modalities, Phil’s technical leadership will be fundamental in building our organization and to the efficient development of our product candidates.”

“I am excited to join Immunome at this critical stage in the company’s growth, and I look forward to continued expansion of the company’s capabilities,” said Mr. Roberts. “Working with Clay and the entire Immunome team to advance potential best-in-class or first-in-class oncology therapies is a unique opportunity, and I believe we will deliver real results for cancer patients.”

Before joining Immunome, Mr. Roberts was most recently a consulting executive providing strategic and advisory support to emerging biopharmaceutical and research service companies. Prior to that, Mr. Roberts served as SVP, Technical Operations at Mirati Therapeutics, where he was responsible for pharmaceutical product development, manufacturing, and supply chain operations. While at Mirati, Phil built the Tech Ops organization and led the CMC development, accelerated approval and commercialization of Mirati’s first product, Krazati® (a targeted KRAS G12C inhibitor). He has held technical and operations management positions at Avanir, Orexigen, Exelixis, Nektar, Pfizer, Roche and Eli Lilly and has successfully developed and commercialized five novel pharmaceutical products.

Mr. Roberts received his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

About Immunome, Inc.

Immunome is a biotechnology company dedicated to developing first-in-class and best-in-class targeted cancer therapies. Our portfolio pursues each target with a modality appropriate to its biology, including radioligand therapies, ADCs, and immunotherapies. We believe that pursuing underexplored targets with appropriate drug modalities leads to transformative therapies. Our proprietary memory B cell hybridoma technology allows for the rapid screening and functional characterization of novel antibodies and targets.

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Investor Contact

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Interim Chief Financial Officer
investors@immunome.com

Source: Immunome, Inc.

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