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Frank FAN
Frank FAN
Positions:

 Co-Founder & CSO

Company:

Legend Biotech

Dr. Fan is the co-founder of Legend Biotech and currently serves the company as the Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Fan received his medical degree at Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1993 and worked as a surgical resident in the kidney Transplantation Centre of the university before he pursued his Ph.D. in applied immunology at Hiroshima University, Japan. He completed his postdoctoral training at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada where he became recognized as an expert in the field of the mechanism of human B cell tolerance.

 

Dr. Fan has been published in numerous peer-reviewed academic journals, including an original article published in Nature Medicine which lead to a major revision in the clinical guidelines of pediatric organ transplantation. Dr. Fan’s scientific achievement paved the way by showing that small children can be safely transplanted with ABO blood group mismatched organs, and saved many lives of infant patients. Dr. Fan was awarded theNew Key Opinion Leaderaward by The Transplantation Society in 2006.

 

Dr. Fan founded Legend Biotech in 2015 and the company grew into a global leader in cancer immunotherapy in just 5 years. A bispecific BCMA-targeting CAR-T product Dr. Fan invented entered a global partnership with Janssen to co-develop the global markets. The product received breakthrough designation from the FDA and PRIME scheme from the EMA. Dr. Fan is now leading the world’s largest cell therapy R&D team and is devoted to inventing more innovative technologies for treating solid tumors and other diseases.