Vor Bio Announces Retirement of Chief Medical Officer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vor Bio (Nasdaq: VOR), a clinical-stage cell and genome engineering company, today announced that Dr. Christopher Slapak, Chief Medical Officer for Vor Bio plans to retire. The Vor Bio clinical team is fully resourced and continues to actively recruit patients into VBP101, the Company’s Phase 1/2a first-in-human study of VOR33 in patients with AML who are at high risk of relapse. An executive search to replace Dr. Slapak is underway.

“Our plan has always been for Dr. Slapak to build a team and infrastructure to successfully initiate the VBP101 clinical trial,” said Dr. Robert Ang, President & Chief Executive Officer, Vor Bio. “Now that we are actively recruiting with data expected in the second half of 2022, we are moving into an execution phase of the study. We have expanded our clinical operations capability and expertise to support this activity and now is a natural time for this transition. We want to acknowledge Dr. Slapak’s contributions to Vor Bio and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

About Vor Bio

Vor Bio is a clinical-stage cell and genome engineering company that aims to change the standard of care for patients with blood cancers by engineering hematopoietic stem cells to enable targeted therapies post-transplant. For more information, visit: www.vorbio.com.

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