Valo Therapeutics Announces Board Appointment of Dr Mai-Britt Zocca

Written by: Nola Cadman
Published on: 8 Jun 2020

Valo Therapeutics Announces Board Appointment of Dr Mai-Britt Zocca

 Dr Zocca is a biotech entrepreneur, founder and co-founder of several biotech spin-outs, and an expert in the development of immunotherapies for cancer

Oxford, UK and Helsinki, Finland, 8th June 2020: Valo Therapeutics Limited (Valo Tx), an immuno-oncology company developing tumour antigen-coated oncolytic viruses as therapeutic vaccines, today announced it had appointed to its Board biotech entrepreneur, and immunotherapy developer, Dr Mai-Britt Zocca.

Mai-Britt Zocca, PhD, is Founder and CEO of IO Biotech. She has participated in the founding and co-founding of several biotech companies. Dr Zocca has almost two decades of experience in biotech, focusing on translational and clinical immuno- oncology with the development of immunotherapies for cancer diseases. She is a member of the Board of Directors of DANSK BIOTEK and has held several executive positions in the industry. Dr Zocca holds a PhD in tumour immunology and an MSc in Biochemistry. She received her PhD from the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Copenhagen, and the NIH, National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Dr Michael Stein, CEO of Valo Tx, commented, “We’re delighted to have Mai-Britt join our Board, with her wealth of expertise as a biotech entrepreneur and immunotherapy developer. This appointment will support the progress of our lead oncolytic adenovirus into clinical trials in Q1 2021.”

Dr Mai-Britt Zocca said, “I’ve been admiring Valo’s approach to developing immunotherapies for cancer and am relishing the opportunity as a Board member to help expedite the exceptional science of Valo’s platform into effective treatments for patients with cancer.”