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Kathleen Sereda Glaub Appointed Independent Director of Escient Pharmaceuticals

–Industry veteran brings extensive corporate development, financing and
company-building expertise as Escient advances first-in-class GPCR-targeted drugs–

SAN DIEGO, CA; October 10, 2018 — Escient Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company advancing first-in-class G Protein Coupled Receptor (GPCR)-targeted drugs to address unmet needs for a broad range of therapeutic indications, announced today that Kathleen Sereda Glaub has been appointed to its board as an independent director.

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Escient Pharmaceuticals Launches with $40 Million Series A Financing to Advance First-in-Class G Protein-Coupled Receptor (GPCR)-Targeted Drugs to Address Serious, Unserved Medical Needs

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Escient Pharmaceuticals launched today with the completion of a $40 million Series A financing to advance first-in-class G Protein-Coupled Receptor (GPCR)-targeted drugs to address serious, unserved medical needs across a broad range of therapeutic indications. Focused on unleashing the therapeutic potential of specific orphan GPCRs, including the novel family of Mas-Related G-Protein Receptors (Mrgprs), Escient will initially pursue therapies for neuro-immuno-inflammatory and autoreactive diseases. The company will use proceeds from the Series A financing, syndicated by The Column Group and 5AM Ventures and joined by Osage University Partners, to build out its team, advance its pipeline, and progress its initial preclinical programs to clinical study.

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