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NewLink Genetics Corporation (NLNK)


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NewLink Genetics Corporation

2503 South Loop Drive
Ames, IA 50010
United States
515-296-5555
http://www.newlinkgenetics.com

SectorHealthcare
IndustryBiotechnology
Full Time Employees122

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedAge
Mr. Charles J. Link Jr., M.D.Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer & Chief Scientific OfficerN/AN/A58
Mr. Nicholas N. Vahanian M.D.Co-Founder, Pres, Chief Medical Officer & Director805.08k3.56M50
Mr. John B. Henneman IIICFO & Exec. VPN/AN/A55
Mr. Brian WileyChief Commercial Officer477.85k1.58M49
Mr. Carl W. LangrenVP of Fin.N/AN/A62
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.

Description

NewLink Genetics Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovering, developing, and commercializing immunotherapeutic products for the treatment of cancer. Its portfolio includes biologic product candidates based on its HyperAcute cellular immunotherapy technology, which is designed to stimulate the human immune system to attack cancer cells; and small-molecule product candidates that are focused on breaking the immune system's tolerance to cancer by inhibiting the indoleamine-2, 3-dioxygenase pathway and the tryptophan-2, 3-dioxygenase pathway. The company is developing IDO pathway inhibitors comprising indoximod that is in multiple Phase I and Phase II clinical trials for patients with melanoma, pancreatic cancer, malignant brain tumors, metastatic breast cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, prostate cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); and GDC-0919 and atezolizumab (MPDL3280A) that is in Phase Ib clinical trials for patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors. Its clinical development products include NLG2101 for metastatic breast cancer; NLG2102 for refractory malignant brain tumors; NLG2103 for advanced melanoma; NLG2104 for metastatic pancreatic cancer; NLG2105 for pediatric patients with refractory malignant brain tumors; and NLG2106 for acute myelogenous leukemia. The company’s HyperAcute cellular immunotherapy product candidates under clinical development include tergenpumatucel-L, is being investigated in Phase Ib/II clinical trial for patients with advanced NSCLC; and dorgenmeltucel-L, is being investigated in a Phase II clinical trial for patients with advanced melanoma. Its infectious disease program includes replication-competent recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus, a vaccine technology to treat Ebola and Marburg viruses. The company has license and collaboration agreements with Genentech, Inc. and Merck, Sharpe and Dohme Corp. NewLink Genetics Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Ames, Iowa.

Corporate Governance

NewLink Genetics Corporation’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of June 2, 2017 is 10. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 4; Shareholder Rights: 8; Compensation: 10.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.