SEATTLE, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Juno Therapeutics, a new biotechnology company focused on bringing forward novel immunotherapies for cancer, announced today an expanded Series A including Bezos Expeditions, the personal investment company of Jeff Bezos, and leading venture capital firm Venrock. The total Series A will exceed $145M.
Juno also announced new leadership appointments today. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., Anthony B. Evnin, Ph.D., and Howard H. Pien will join the company's Board of Directors. José Baselga, M.D., Ph.D. will serve as chairman of Juno's Clinical Advisory Board.
"This is an exciting time for Juno," said Hans Bishop, CEO. "The investments from Bezos Expeditions and Venrock will help accelerate our growth as we work to transform how we treat cancer."
Bishop continued, "We are delighted that Marc, Tony, Howard and José have agreed to lend their experience and expertise to Juno. Their leadership in the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors will serve Juno well in the years ahead."
Bishop will address the audience of global health care and investment leaders at the JP Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, January 14 at 9 a.m. in Elizabethan D at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., is President of The Rockefeller University in New York City, which he joined in 2011. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Genentech, Inc., after holding faculty positions at Stanford University and the University of California
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