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Jasper Therapeutics Appoints David Hinds as Senior Vice President, Development Operations

April 10, 2023

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jasper Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: JSPR) (Jasper), a biotechnology company focused on development of briquilimab, a novel antibody therapy targeting c-Kit (CD117) to address diseases such as chronic spontaneous urticaria, lower to intermediate risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) as well as novel stem cell transplant conditioning regimes, today announced the appointment of David Hinds, as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Development Operations.

“We are pleased to welcome David to our team. His outstanding track record in setting strategic directions for clinical research and operations will allow us to effectively advance our development programs for briquilimab,” said Ronald Martell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jasper. “As we navigate through a critical phase in our advancement of this promising asset, David’s leadership will be instrumental in rapidly progressing briquilimab in chronic spontaneous urticaria and initiating chronic lower-risk MDS study, all while maintaining momentum in the SCID, Fanconi Anemia, and sickle cell disease transplant studies recruitment.”

Mr. Hinds brings more than 25 years of experience in operations and clinical program development across multiple therapeutic areas, all phases of development, and all regions of the world. Throughout his career, Mr. Hinds held a number of leadership roles, most recently as Vice President and General Partner at ICON plc, the world’s leading clinical research organization. Previously he served as Vice President, Clinical Operations at PellePharm and Tioma Therapeutics. He also led the clinical development and operations strategy at Alios Biopharma, Takeda, Clinipace, Exelixis, Kai Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Genitope Corporation, and Intermune. He directly contributed to the success of global products including Rituxan, Adcetris, Velcade, Truvada, Orbactiv, Pirfenidone, and Celebrex. Mr. Hinds earned a Masters of Business Administration from Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology at The CitadelThe Military College of South Carolina.

“I am thrilled to join the Jasper team at such an exciting time as the Company expands the development of briquilimab into chronic mast cell diseases and advances its novel conditioning approach for stem cell transplant”, said Mr. Hinds. “I look forward to contributing to the Jasper team by leveraging all the hard work that has been accomplished to date and executing on near-term clinical milestones.”

About Jasper

Jasper is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing briquilimab, a monoclonal antibody targeting c-Kit (CD117) as a therapeutic for chronic mast and stem cell diseases such as chronic urticaria and lower to intermediate risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and as a conditioning agent for stem cell transplants for rare diseases such as sickle cell disease (SCD), Fanconi anemia (FA) and severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). To date, briquilimab has a demonstrated efficacy and safety profile in over 130 dosed subjects and healthy volunteers, with clinical outcomes as a conditioning agent in SCID, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), MDS, FA, and SCD. In addition, briquilimab is being advanced as a transformational non-genotoxic conditioning agent for gene therapy. For more information, please visit us at

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John Mullaly (investors)
LifeSci Advisors

Jeet Mahal (investors)
Jasper Therapeutics

Lauren Barbiero (media)
Real Chemistry

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