January 29, 2015 7:28 AM ET

Biotechnology

Company Overview of Tocagen Inc.

Company Overview

Tocagen Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of gene therapy products for the selective treatment of cancer. The company focuses on developing a treatment for high grade glioma, a type of brain cancer that includes glioblastoma multiforme and anaplastic astrocytomas. Its products include Toca 511 and Toca FC that allows selective targeting of cancer cells, as well as a selective, local, and systemic antitumor immune response without off-target toxicity; Toca Gamma that leverages the immune system to clear locally injected cancerous tumors, as well as to create an arsenal of targeted immune cells to kill more dist...

3030 Bunker Hill Street

Suite 230

San Diego, CA 92109

United States

Founded in 2007

Phone:

858-412-8400

Fax:

858-412-8499

Key Executives for Tocagen Inc.

Co-Founder
Age: 61
Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Research & Pharmaceutical Development
Age: 66
Co-Founder
Age: 63
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 63
Head of Business Development and Product Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Tocagen Inc. Key Developments

Tocagen Inc. Appoints Franklin M. Berger to the Board of Directors

Tocagen Inc. announced that Franklin M. Berger has been appointed to the board of directors. Mr. Berger will also serve as the chairman of a newly formed audit committee responsible for overseeing Tocagen's accounting, financial reporting, disclosure and financial risk management activities. He previously served as managing director, equity research, and senior biotechnology analyst at J.P. Morgan Securities from 1998 to 2003. Presently, Mr. Berger serves on the board of directors of Immune Design and Five Prime Therapeutics. He has served on the board of directors for numerous companies, including Seattle Genetics Inc. Mr. Berger is a founder and managing director of FMB Research and previously co-founded the small-cap focused NEMO fund at Sectoral Asset Management.

Tocagen Inc. Appoints Faheem Hasnain as Chairman of the Board of Directors

Tocagen Inc. announced that Faheem Hasnain, president and chief executive officer of Receptos Inc. has been appointed as chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Hasnain is a distinguished industry leader with over 30 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. Presently, he serves as chairman of the board of Sente Inc. Previously, he was chairman of the board of Ambit Biosciences Corporation, acquired by Daiichi Sankyo Company, and he served on the board of directors of Seragon Pharmaceuticals, acquired by Roche; Aragon Pharmaceuticals, acquired by Johnson & Johnson; and Tercica Inc., acquired by Ipsen. Prior to joining Receptos, Mr. Hasnain was the president and chief executive officer and a director of Facet Biotech.

Tocagen Inc. Presents at 13th Annual BIO Investor Forum, Oct-08-2014 10:30 AM

Tocagen Inc. Presents at 13th Annual BIO Investor Forum, Oct-08-2014 10:30 AM. Venue: The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States. Speakers: Harry E. Gruber, Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.

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