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Regulation FD Disclosure.
On December 16, 2021, AlloVir, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the departure of the Chief Medical Officer, Agustin Melian, MD, from the Company at the end of the year. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
The information in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall they be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated December 16, 2021|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: December 17, 2021||By:|
|Name: Edward Miller|
|Title: General Counsel|
For Immediate Release
AlloVir Announces Departure of Chief Medical Officer Agustin Melian
Waltham, Mass. December 16, 2021 - AlloVir (Nasdaq: ALVR) today announced that Agustin Melian, MD, Chief Medical Officer, has decided to leave the company at the end of this year. Although officially leaving the company, Dr. Melian has agreed to work with AlloVir in an advisory capacity to ensure a smooth transition.
Dr. Melian joined AlloVir in March 2019 and under his leadership, the company has advanced its lead product posoleucel into Phase 3 clinical development and shaped the clinical development programs for its investigational therapies targeting respiratory viruses.
Over the last two and half years, Tino has been instrumental in expanding and advancing our pipeline of virus-specific T cells. Im very grateful for his contributions, which have helped establish AlloVir as a leader in this field and position us well for our next stage of growth, said Diana Brainard, MD, Chief Executive Officer, AlloVir.
Richard Riese, MD, PhD, Senior Vice President, Clinical Research, will continue to lead the companys clinical development programs, including oversight of the Phase 3 studies for posoleucel.
AlloVir is a leading late clinical-stage cell therapy company with a focus on restoring natural immunity against life-threatening viral diseases in pediatric and adult patients with weakened immune systems. The companys innovative and proprietary technology platforms leverage off-the-shelf, allogeneic, single- and multi-virus-specific T cells for patients with T cell deficiencies who are at risk from the life-threatening consequences of viral diseases. AlloVirs technology and manufacturing process enable the potential for the treatment and prevention of a spectrum of devastating viruses with each single allogeneic cell therapy. The company is advancing multiple mid- and late-stage clinical trials across its product portfolio. For more information, visit www.allovir.com or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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