Galecto welcomes Jayson Dallas to its Board of Directors

– DENMARK, Copenhagen –  Galecto, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLTO), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel treatments for fibrosis and cancer, today announced the appointment of a senior healthcare executive Jayson Dallas to its Board of Directors, effective November 19.

“I am delighted to welcome Jayson to the Galecto Board of Directors. His expertise in all aspects of the healthcare industry, from biotech to big pharma and drug development to commercialization, will be an important source of knowledge and guidance for Galecto as we continue through an exciting period of growth. Following our successful initial public offering in the U.S., we are well positioned to continue advancing our promising GB0139 product candidate and expand our clinical development pipeline with the initiation of three Phase 2 studies for other product candidates in the coming months.” said CEO, Hans Schambye.

About Jayson Dallas

Jayson Dallas has extensive experience in both pharmaceutical and biotech industries in the U.S., Europe, and globally, most recently as CEO of the California-based Aimmune Therapeutics, acquired by Nestlé Health Science this year. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Arena Pharmaceuticals and has previously served in senior roles for companies including Pfizer, Novartis, Roche, and Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals. His experience spans multiple therapeutic categories and covers new product launches, licensing and managing product portfolios.

Jayson Dallas said: “It is an honor to join the Board of Directors of Galecto at such an important and dynamic moment in its history. I look forward to leveraging my industry experience to assist as Galecto advances its exciting products through clinical development and potentially to market, in order to address significant unmet medical needs.”

About Galecto

Galecto is a clinical-stage biotechnology company with advanced programs in fibrosis and cancer centered on galectin-3 and LOXL2. The company’s pipeline includes an inhaled galectin-3 modulator currently in phase 2b for the potential treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, as well as two assets about to move into phase 2 targeting myelofibrosis, NASH and oncology. The company is incorporated in the U.S. and has its operating headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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