HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arcus Biosciences, Inc. (NYSE:RCUS), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing highly-differentiated therapies for oncology, today announced that Patrick Machado, J.D., has joined the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Machado will also serve as a member of the company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
“We are excited to welcome Pat to our team,” said Terry Rosen, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Arcus. “We not only look forward to leveraging Pat’s wide range of operational talents as we advance towards our goal of becoming a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company, but also look forward to utilizing his intricate knowledge and experience in commercializing transformative cancer therapeutics, particularly in the area of prostate cancer, one of our key indications of focus.”
Mr. Machado has over two decades of experience growing biopharmaceutical organizations from development through commercialization. He has extensive operational experience, having led finance, business development and legal functions at multiple companies. Mr. Machado co-founded and served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer at Medivation, Inc. until his retirement in 2014 and served as a member of Medivation’s Board of Directors from 2014 until its acquisition for approximately $14 billion by Pfizer in 2016. During his tenure at Medivation, Mr. Machado helped lead the company through substantial growth and challenges, providing strong leadership during the clinical development and successful commercial launch of XTANDI® in prostate cancer.
Prior to Medivation, Mr. Machado worked at ProDuct Health, Inc. where he held positions as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel; Mr. Machado was also responsible for working with national health plans in the U.S. to expand access to patients in need of ductal lavage. Earlier in his career, Mr. Machado served as chief legal counsel to the Chiron Technologies business unit at Chiron Corporation and led the transaction teams for all substantial Chiron Technologies collaborations. Prior to joining Chiron, Mr. Machado worked for Morrison & Foerster LLP, a leading international law firm, and for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Mr. Machado received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in German from Santa Clara University in California.
About Arcus Biosciences
Arcus Biosciences is an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company leveraging its deep cross-discipline expertise to both discover highly-differentiated therapies and to develop a broad portfolio of novel combinations addressing significant unmet needs. AB928, the first and only dual adenosine receptor antagonist in the clinic, is being evaluated in several Phase 1b studies across multiple indications, including prostate, lung, breast, colon, and pancreatic cancers. AB680, the first CD73 small-molecule inhibitor in the clinic, is in Phase 1/1b development for the treatment of first-line metastatic pancreatic cancer. AB154, an anti-TIGIT monoclonal antibody, is entering Phase 2 development for the treatment of first-line metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, in combination with anti-PD-1 (AB122) and AB928. AB122, Arcus’s anti-PD1 monoclonal antibody, is being evaluated as monotherapy for cancers with no approved anti-PD1 treatment options, as well as in combinations across the portfolio. For more information about Arcus Biosciences, please visit www.arcusbio.com.
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XTANDI® is a registered trademark of Astellas Pharma Inc.
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