Quince Therapeutics Appoints Former Reata Pharmaceuticals Chief R&D Officer Dr. Rajiv Patni to its Board of Directors

February 15, 2024

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2024-- Quince Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: QNCX), a late-stage biotechnology company developing an innovative drug delivery technology that leverages a patient’s own biology to deliver rare disease therapeutics, today announced the appointment of Rajiv Patni, M.D., a biopharma industry veteran and global product development expert, to the company’s Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to welcome a proven clinical development leader of Dr. Rajiv Patni’s caliber to our Board of Directors,” said David Lamond, chairperson of Quince’s Board of Directors. “With expertise that spans the continuum from translational to registrational studies and regulatory agency negotiation in several rare diseases, we look forward to his valuable contribution and perspective as the Board supports Quince’s next phase of growth.”

“I am excited to join Quince as it advances its lead asset, EryDex, in a pivotal trial for Ataxia-Telangiectasia and looks ahead to a potential commercial-stage inflection point,” said Dr. Patni. “I also am encouraged by the potential expansion of the company’s proprietary AIDE technology for the treatment of other rare diseases.”

Dr. Patni brings to the Quince Board of Directors nearly 25 years of global product development experience in a diverse set of therapeutic areas, including cardiology, diabetology, hepatology, neurology, and benign hematology. Most recently, he served as Chief Research and Development Officer at Reata Pharmaceuticals, a commercial-stage company recently acquired by Biogen. Previously, Dr. Patni also served as Chief Medical Officer at several successful public, small-cap, and commercial-stage biopharmaceutical companies – Global Blood Therapeutics, Portola Pharmaceuticals, and Adamas Pharmaceuticals. He joined these companies at an inflection point in their R&D growth trajectories and contributed to their acquisition by larger companies. Earlier in his career, Dr. Patni held roles of increasing responsibility at Pfizer, Roche, and Actelion. His proven track record in fostering successful team efforts at these companies contributed to the approval of 11 medicines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, European Medicines Agency, and other regulatory agencies. Recent approvals include medicines for several rare diseases, including pulmonary arterial hypertension, advanced Parkinson’s disease, sickle cell disease, and Friedrich’s ataxia. He received his M.D. from the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City as part of an accelerated B.S./M.D. program. He completed an internal medicine residency and adult cardiology fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, also in New York City, where he continued as an attending physician-scientist before joining the biopharmaceutical industry.

About Quince Therapeutics

Quince Therapeutics (Nasdaq: QNCX) is a late-stage biotechnology company dedicated to unlocking the potential of a patient’s own biology to deliver innovative and life-changing therapeutics to those living with rare diseases. For more information on the company and its latest news, visit www.quincetx.com and follow Quince Therapeutics on social media platforms LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter/X.

Forward-looking Statements

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Media & Investor Contact:
Stacy Roughan
Quince Therapeutics, Inc.
Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

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