Gilde Healthcare company ADCendo appoints Dominik Mumberg, PHD, as Chief Scientific Officer - Gilde Healthcare

Gilde Healthcare company ADCendo appoints Dominik Mumberg, PHD, as Chief Scientific Officer

May 3, 2022
Utrecht (the Netherlands)
  • Brings in-depth R&D expertise in oncology, including ADCs, targeted radiotherapies, immuno-oncology and small molecules
  • Adcendo building a world class team of experienced biotech & pharma executives and renowned leaders in the ADC field

Adcendo ApS (“Adcendo”), a therapeutics company focused on the development of breakthrough antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for the treatment of underserved cancers, today announces the appointment of Dominik Mumberg, PhD, as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO).

Dominik has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He joins Adcendo from Bayer AG, where he held several leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including Head of Therapeutic Research Area Oncology and VP, Targeted Alpha Therapies and most recently, Translational Innovation Lead. Dominik has a strong track record in delivering over a dozen innovative NMEs including ADCs, targeted radiotherapies, biologics and small molecules into pre-clinical and clinical development. Before his time at Bayer, Dominik was Director, Apoptosis & Signal Transduction Research at Schering AG. He holds a PhD degree in Molecular Biology from University of Marburg, Germany, and spent three years of postdoctoral research in tumor immunology at the University of Chicago. Dominik is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program and has published more than 70 peer-reviewed publications.

Michael Pehl, Chief Executive Officer of Adcendo, said: “We are very excited to welcome Dominik to the Adcendo team. Dominik’s wealth of experience and knowledge in oncology, pre-clinical and clinical development and ADCs will be an invaluable addition to Adcendo, as we aim to exploit the full opportunity of our novel ADC target uPARAP in multiple high unmet need solid tumour indications, and build a pipeline of highly differentiated ADC assets, also including other targets. Throughout the past months, we have continued to build a world class team of experienced biotech executives and renowned leaders in the ADC field, which underscores our commitment to develop breakthrough ADCs for the treatment of patients with underserved cancers.”

Dominik Mumberg, Chief Scientific Officer of Adcendo, commented: “I am very pleased to join Adcendo at this important stage of corporate development. I am extremely impressed by the compelling research and pre-clinical data of uPARAP ADCs for the treatment of mesenchymal tumors such as soft tissue sarcoma, osteosarcoma and mesothelioma. I look forward to working closely with the Adcendo team to maximise the potential of our lead development candidate also in epithelial cancers, and to advance our scientific understanding of endocytic receptors as well as our ADC pipeline.”

This latest addition to Adcendo’s leadership team follows the recent appointments of Carmel M. Lynch, PhD, as Chief Development Officer (CDO), Pernille Høyrup Hemmingsen, PhD, as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Dennis Benjamin, PhD as Research Fellow & Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

About Adcendo ApS
Adcendo ApS, a spin-out from the Finsen Laboratory of The University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet, is developing breakthrough antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for treatment of underserved cancers. In 2021, the company raised its Series A round of EUR 51 million, investors including Gilde Healthcare.

About Gilde Healthcare
Gilde Healthcare is a specialized healthcare investor with two fund strategies: Venture&Growth and Private Equity. The firm operates out of offices in Utrecht (The Netherlands), Frankfurt (Germany) and Cambridge (United States). Gilde Healthcare Venture&Growth invests in fast growing, innovative companies active in (bio)pharmaceuticals, healthtech and medtech that are based in Europe and North America. For more information, please visit www.gildehealthcare.com.

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