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ML-powered Genesis Therapeutics Expands Executive Team

Genesis Therapeutics

Brings Extensive Biotech Experience to Drive Next Phase of Growth

Genesis Therapeutics, a company pioneering AI technologies to create medicines for patients with severe and unmet medical needs, today announced the appointment of Will McCarthy as chief business officer.

“We are excited to welcome Will to our rapidly growing team.” said Evan N. Feinberg, Ph.D., Genesis Therapeutics’ CEO and co-founder. “He is an industry leader with a track record of success driving strategic partnerships, commercial planning and operations at innovative biotech companies.”

Previously Mr. McCarthy was chief business officer at Generation Bio, a gene therapy company, and was part of the team that took the company public in 2020. Before that he was chief business officer at Ignyta, a company focused on genetically defined cancers, and held that role until the acquisition by Roche in 2018. Earlier in his career he was vice president of corporate development at Foundation Medicine and held business development and commercial roles at Halozyme Therapeutics, Biogen Idec and Neurocrine Biosciences. He began his career as a strategy consultant at IMS health and Deloitte Consulting and obtained a Master of Business Administration from London Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Exeter.

Mr. McCarthy joins Genesis Therapeutics at the same time as the company was selected for the Forbes AI 50 Companies to Watch list for the second consecutive year.

“Genesis Therapeutics has already accomplished a great deal – internally and in terms of partnerships – in a very short amount of time,” commented Mr. McCarthy. “I was drawn to Genesis because of its unprecedented technology and the unique potential of its AI platform, especially in the hands of a world-class drug discovery team, to create transformative medicines for patients.”

Genesis Therapeutics completed a $52 Series A round of financing in December 2020 and is progressing both an internal drug pipeline, as well as select external partnerships, to create transformative therapies for patients. The company announced a multi-target partnership with Genentech in October 2020.

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