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Dr. Zheng Wei, Co-founder and CEO of Suzhou Connect Biopharma, Received Award of Jiangsu Innovation and Entrepreneurship Leading Talent
 
(Taicang, Jiangsu, China, October 9, 2013)
Suzhou Connect Biopharmaceuticals, Ltd. announced today that the companys co-founder and CEO Dr. Zheng Wei has been selected to receive the award of Jiangsu Entrepreneurship Leading Talent. The award is given by Jiangsu Science and Technology Agency to entrepreneur who meets certain selection criteria and who establishes companies in Jiangsu Province in the emerging industries in information technology, biology and medicine, new energy, high-end equipment manufacturing, new materials, environmental protection, alternative energy vehicles, as well as key areas of the service industry, agriculture, with projects, with technology. One of the award criteria is that the recipient must be principally responsible for the operation of the company and that the company must have built proprietary core technologies with strong commercialization potential. As part of the award, the company will receive research funding from Jiangsu province to advance the companys R&D programs.
 
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About Suzhou Connect Biopharmaceuticals, Ltd.
Connect is a startup biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics targeting G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR) for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, allergy and cancer. The company was founded by Dr. Zheng Wei, formerly Director of Immunology at Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Dr. William (Wubin) Pan, co-founder and formerly China President and Chief Operation Officer of Crown Biosciences, Inc., with investment from Xiang Tang Group. In addition to developing drug candidates through in-licensing, the company uses its proprietary GMab technology to discover and develop therapeutic antibodies against GPCR drug targets.

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