Ignyta (RXDX) Appoints Igor Bilinsky As General Manager, Immuno-Oncology And Senior Vice President, Special Operations

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ignyta, Inc. (Nasdaq: RXDX), a precision oncology biotechnology company, announced today that Igor Bilinsky, Ph.D., has been appointed to the newly-created role of General Manager, Immuno-Oncology and Senior Vice President, Special Operations.

"As our team has continued to integrate the development programs we acquired from Teva in March of this year, we have become increasingly excited about the potential role of RXDX-106 in immuno-oncology, given its profile as a potent inhibitor of Tyro-3, Axl and MER, or TAM," said Jonathan Lim, M.D., Chairman and CEO of Ignyta. "As a result, we have decided to establish a division within Ignyta focused on pursuing immuno-oncology programs that will complement our pipeline as we seek to develop novel single agent and combination therapies for the benefit of cancer patients. Igor's broad experience in strategic, operational, and entrepreneurial management in biopharmaceutical companies, including immunology experience relevant to this new role, will be valuable to us as we expand our capabilities in this important field."