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Evaxion appoints new CEO

Evaxion Biotech has hired Christian Kanstrup as their new Chief Executive Officer.

“We believe that Christian’s qualifications and experiences are quite unique within leadership, strategy development and execution and this makes him the perfect candidate to further develop and execute on our AI-based target discovery models ensuring the right pipeline, the right partners but also the right use of all our assets, data and knowledge. Christian brings 25 years of life science experience and comes with a very strong track record in leading strategy development as well as business development and with a broad understanding of capital markets and investor relations in listed and unlisted companies. Christian has held several senior leadership positions at Novo Nordisk, including Head of Biopharma Operations. We are more than confident that Christian Kanstrup is the right person to harvest on Evaxion’s broad AI developments that created the link to Progression Free Survival (PFS) of our patients. This will benefit shareholders, employees, and, most importantly, patients,” says Marianne Soegaard, Chairman of the Board.

Christian Kanstrup

“I have the firm belief that the combination of technology and biology holds the potential to create the next frontier of therapeutic innovation. This holds a great promise for the many people suffering from serious diseases which cannot be treated adequately today. It is clear to me that Evaxion Biotech is a pioneer and leader in the emerging TechBio field and has developed a world-leading AI platform offering unique opportunities as also evidenced by recent clinical data. I am very proud to be joining a very talented group of people at Evaxion and I am looking forward to supporting the team in unlocking the full potential of the impressive Evaxion AI platform,” says Christian Kanstrup.


Per Norlén is leaving the company

“I wish to thank Per Norlén for his contribution to bringing Evaxion further in the ongoing transformation. Per Norlén is leaving the company after initiating implementation of the strategic turnaround and setting up the validating procedures for the target AI-discovery approach. To continue the transformation and harvest on the many business opportunities the strategic turnaround has created we are all aligned that new skills must be brought in to benefit Evaxion,” says Marianne Soegaard, Chairman of the Board.

Photo of Christian Kanstrup: Evaxion