SpringWorks Therapeutics Appoints Dr. Tai-An Lin as Chief Scientific Officer

September 11, 2023

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SpringWorks Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SWTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing life-changing medicines for patients with severe rare diseases and cancer, today announced the appointment of Tai-An Lin, Ph.D., as its Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Lin brings more than 25 years of biotechnology and global pharmaceutical experience in advancing drug discovery programs from target identification through early clinical trials across the therapeutic areas of oncology, immuno-oncology, and immunology.

“Tai-An is a talented scientist with a strong track record of advancing innovative oncology programs from discovery into clinical development,” said Saqib Islam, Chief Executive Officer of SpringWorks. “I am delighted to welcome Tai-An to our leadership team and look forward to his contributions as we continue to grow our pipeline on behalf of oncology patients who are in need of transformative new therapies.”

“SpringWorks has a differentiated targeted oncology pipeline and an innovative approach to new program development. I am excited by the opportunity to build on the team’s progress and to advance new programs into the clinic,” said Dr. Lin. “I am also eager to work with the strong leadership team at SpringWorks to reach our collective goal of developing novel therapies that have a meaningful impact on the lives of patients.”

Dr. Lin joins SpringWorks from Black Diamond Therapeutics, where he was Senior Vice President, Translational Science and Discovery Biology. Prior to Black Diamond, Dr. Lin led the translational biomarker research team and Immuno-Oncology precision medicine efforts at EMD Serono. Before EMD Serono, Dr. Lin had extensive experience in leading multidisciplinary drug discovery teams and biology groups at global pharmaceutical companies including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Lin earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Missouri-Columbia and completed postdoctoral research in Molecular Biology and Pharmacology at Washington University in St. Louis.

About SpringWorks Therapeutics 

SpringWorks is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company applying a precision medicine approach to acquiring, developing and commercializing life-changing medicines for patients living with severe rare diseases and cancer. SpringWorks has a differentiated targeted oncology pipeline spanning solid tumors and hematological cancers, including two late-stage clinical trials in rare tumor types as well as several programs addressing highly prevalent, genetically defined cancers. SpringWorks’ strategic approach and operational excellence in clinical development have enabled it to rapidly advance its two lead product candidates into late-stage clinical trials while simultaneously entering into multiple shared-value partnerships with innovators in industry and academia to unlock the full potential for its portfolio and create more solutions for patients with cancer. For more information, visit www.springworkstx.com and follow @SpringWorksTx on Twitter and LinkedIn

Forward-Looking Statements 

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Except as required by applicable law, we do not plan to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of any new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. 

For further information regarding the risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause differences between SpringWorks’ expectations and actual results, you should review the “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of Part II of SpringWorks’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties and other important factors in SpringWorks’ subsequent filings.

Kim Diamond 
Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations 
Phone: 203-561-1646 
Email: kdiamond@springworkstx.com 

Samantha Hilson Sandler 
Senior Director, Investor Relations 
Phone: 203-461-5501 
Email: samantha.sandler@springworkstx.com