Landos Biopharma Expands Board of Directors with Appointment of Alka Batycky, Ph.D.


NEW YORK, May 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Landos Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: LABP), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral medicines for patients with autoimmune diseases, today announced the appointment of Alka Batycky, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors and Audit Committee.

“Dr. Batycky is an accomplished biopharmaceutical executive and an important addition to Landos’ Board,” said Gregory Oakes, President and CEO of Landos. “Dr. Batycky has a proven track record, and we look forward to her contributions as we execute upon our focused strategy in immunology.”

Dr. Batycky brings with her over 25 years of global drug development experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, spanning from early discovery through product approval across a broad range of therapeutic areas. Dr. Batycky’s expansive skill set includes corporate strategy, regulatory affairs and research and development. Most recently, Dr. Batycky served as Chief Development Officer at Finch Therapeutics. Prior to this, she held executive leadership positions at various biopharmaceutical companies including Ohana Biosciences, Akashi Therapeutics, Warp Drive Bio and AMAG Pharmaceuticals. She also has held positions of increasing responsibility at CombinatoRx, Synta Pharmaceuticals, Alkermes and GSK.

Dr. Batycky received her undergraduate and doctoral degrees at the University of London, School of Pharmacy and conducted post-doctoral research at the Medical Research Council, Leicester, UK.

“I am thrilled to join Landos at this pivotal juncture as the Company focuses on advancing the NX-13 clinical program in Ulcerative Colitis,” said Alka Batycky, Ph.D. “I look forward to working with Landos’ Board and management team to build shareholder value, while contributing my scientific and clinical expertise towards the goal of improving lives of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.”  

About Landos Biopharma

Landos Biopharma is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of first-in-class, oral therapeutics for patients with autoimmune diseases. Our mission is to create safer and more effective treatments that address the therapeutic gap in the current treatment paradigm.

We have a portfolio of novel targets anchoring two libraries of immunometabolic modulation pathways, including four potentially first-in-class, once-daily, oral therapies targeting eight indications in the immunology space.

We are currently focused on advancing the clinical development of NX-13 in UC. We initiated our NEXUS Phase 2 proof-of-concept trial in April 2023 and expect to report topline results by the fourth quarter of 2024.

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Patrick Truesdell, Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer
Landos Biopharma

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LifeSci Advisors, LLC