NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ:NLNK) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain OfficersItem 5.02.Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On July 14, 2017, Joseph Saluri resigned his position as a member of the board of directors of NewLink Genetics Corporation (“NewLink”). Mr. Saluri has recently taken a new position with Calyxt, Inc., and with his new responsibilities he determined that it was not feasible to continue as a member of the NewLink board. Mr. Saluri served as a director of NewLink since May 2010. His resignation is not due to any disagreement with NewLink regarding any of its operations, policies or practices.
About NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ:NLNK)
NewLink Genetics Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing immunotherapeutic products for cancer treatment. The Company’s portfolio includes biologic and small-molecule immunotherapy product candidates for a range of oncology indications. Its biologic product candidates are based on its HyperAcute immunotherapy technology platform, which is designed to stimulate the human immune system. Algenpantucel-L is its clinically advanced product candidate for patients with pancreatic cancer. Its additional HyperAcute cellular HyperAcute Cellular Immunotherapy product candidates in clinical development include tergenpumatucel-L and dorgenmeltucel-L for patients with advanced lung cancer and melanoma. It has two small-molecule product candidates in clinical development: GDC-0919 and indoximod. These product candidates are indoleamine-2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO) pathway inhibitors and focus on breaking the immune system’s tolerance to cancer.