Kite CEO Christi Shaw to depart Gilead CAR-T unit
Christi Shaw will leave her post as CEO of Gilead’s Kite Pharma at the end of this quarter, Gilead said Friday morning.
Shaw led the CAR-T cell therapy company since 2019, more than a year after Gilead swooped in to buy the biotech for about $12 billion.
She oversaw a cell therapy maker that delivered its CAR-T treatments, Yescarta and Tecartus, to about 13,000 patients in more than 20 countries following the former’s first approval in 2017, Gilead said. The biopharma is one of a few to have so far received FDA clearance for autologous cell therapies, as the industry tries expanding the therapeutic tools’ scope from blood cancers to other areas of oncology.
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