Third Harmonic Bio Appoints Geoff McDonough, M.D., to its Board of Directors

March 28, 2024

SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Third Harmonic Bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: THRD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing the next wave of medicine for inflammatory diseases, today announced the appointment of Geoff McDonough, M.D., to its Board of Directors.

“Geoff is an outstanding addition to our board, bringing broad operational leadership and a depth of clinical and commercial experience that will benefit our work greatly as we advance our lead product candidate, THB335, into clinical trials for chronic spontaneous urticaria,” said Natalie Holles, Chief Executive Officer of Third Harmonic Bio. “Beyond his expertise, Geoff is an excellent cultural fit with our organization, bringing a passion for people development and company building as we advance Third Harmonic Bio as the recognized leader in the field of mast-cell mediated inflammatory diseases.”

Dr. McDonough is currently President and Chief Executive Officer and serves on the Board of Directors of Generation Bio Co. Prior to this role, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (Sobi) from 2011 to 2017. Before Sobi, he held various senior roles at Genzyme Corporation, including the President of Genzyme Europe and Senior Vice President and General Manager of the global lysosomal storage disease business. Dr. McDonough obtained his M.D. at Harvard Medical School and completed residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital.

“Third Harmonic Bio is poised to enter the clinic with a KIT inhibitor that has the potential to make a positive impact in the lives of patients living with chronic spontaneous urticaria,” said Dr. McDonough. “I am excited to join the exceptional team at Third Harmonic Bio in working to expand the treatment landscape for mast cell disorders.”

About Third Harmonic Bio, Inc.

Third Harmonic Bio is a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing the next wave of medicine for inflammatory diseases through the development of novel, highly selective, small-molecule inhibitors of KIT, a cell surface receptor that serves as the master regulator of mast cell function and survival. Early clinical studies demonstrate that KIT inhibition has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of a broad range of mast-cell-mediated inflammatory diseases, and that a titratable, oral small molecule inhibitor may provide the optimal therapeutic profile against this target. Third Harmonic Bio’s lead product candidate, THB335, is a titratable, oral small molecule inhibitor expected to enter clinical trials during the second quarter of 2024. For more information, please visit the Third Harmonic Bio website:

Forward-Looking Statement

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Investor and Media Contact:
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