Applied Molecular Transport Appoints Industry Veteran Carolyn Finkle as Senior Vice President, Head of Regulatory Affairs

March 14, 2022 at 8:00 AM EDT

Company continues to strengthen key functions and corporate leadership

Company on track to announce top-line data from four ongoing oral AMT-101 Phase 2 trials in 2022

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Molecular Transport Inc. (Nasdaq: AMTI) (AMT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of Carolyn Finkle as senior vice president, head of regulatory affairs. She becomes a member of the AMT executive leadership team, reporting to chief executive officer and co-founder of AMT, Tahir Mahmood, Ph.D.

“We are thrilled to welcome Carolyn as the newest member of the executive leadership team at AMT,” said Dr. Mahmood. “Carolyn’s extensive regulatory experience dovetails with AMT’s focus to develop novel oral biologic products, targeting multi-billion dollar markets, within the areas of mucosal immunology. Her contributions will be instrumental for the company as we anticipate further interactions with global regulatory agencies following our four oral AMT-101 Phase 2 top-line data readouts expected this year.”

Ms. Finkle joins with more than thirty years of experience leading regulatory strategy, product development and product approvals for global biotechnology organizations. Most recently, Ms. Finkle served as chief operating officer and head of regulatory affairs at Medicago. Prior to her role at Medicago, she was the vice president of regulatory affairs at Karyopharm, head of U.S. commercialization and global client partnerships at Kinapse, and senior vice president of regulatory and pharmacovigilance at inVentiv Health. Ms. Finkle also previously held leadership roles in regulatory affairs and product development for Catalent, MedImmune, PAREXEL and Celsion.

Ms. Finkle holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Ottawa and an MSc from the University of Toronto. She currently serves as an adjunct lecturer at Georgetown University Graduate School and course co-director for the Pharmaceutical Education and Research Institute (PERI).

“I am excited to be joining AMT, whose breakthroughs in epithelial biology have led to the development of a proprietary active transport technology platform and robust multi-product pipeline,” said Ms. Finkle. “I look forward to contributing to this next phase of growth as AMT works to bring novel oral biologics to patients in need.”

About AMT-101
AMT-101 is a novel GI-selective, oral fusion of IL-10 and AMT’s proprietary carrier molecule, currently in development in four Phase 2 clinical trials in inflammatory bowel diseases and rheumatoid arthritis. AMT-101 is designed to cross the intestinal epithelial (IE) barrier with limited entry into the bloodstream, thereby focusing IL-10 at the primary site of inflammation in UC, along the intestinal tissue lamina propria, potentially avoiding the side effects observed with systemic administration.

About Applied Molecular Transport Inc.
AMT is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary technology platform to design and develop a pipeline of novel oral biologic product candidates to treat autoimmune, inflammatory, metabolic, and other diseases. AMT’s proprietary technology platform allows it to exploit existing natural cellular trafficking pathways to facilitate the active transport of diverse therapeutic modalities across the IE barrier. Active transport is an efficient mechanism that uses the cell’s own machinery to transport materials across the IE barrier. AMT is developing additional oral biologic product candidates in patient-friendly oral forms that are designed to either target local intestinal tissue or enter systemic circulation to precisely address the relevant pathophysiology of disease.

AMT’s headquarters, internal GMP manufacturing and lab facilities are located in South San Francisco, CA. For additional information on AMT, please visit www.appliedmt.com

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