Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR of the SIX Swiss Exchange
GENEVA, Switzerland – July 29, 2022 – ObsEva SA (NASDAQ: OBSV; SIX: OBSN), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for women’s health, today announced the resignation of Jean-Pierre Gotteland, Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Research & Development, effective September 30, 2022. Dr. Gotteland will step down from the Company’s Executive Committee, effective immediately.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and all employees, I would like to thank Jean-Pierre for his contributions to ObsEva over the past seven years. It has been a pleasure to work together and we wish Jean-Pierre all the best in his future endeavors,” said Brian O’Callaghan, CEO of ObsEva.
ObsEva is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies to improve women’s reproductive health and pregnancy. Through strategic in-licensing and disciplined drug development, ObsEva has established a clinical pipeline with development programs focused on new therapies for the treatment of preterm labor and improving clinical pregnancy and live birth rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization. ObsEva is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and is traded under the ticker symbol “OBSV” and on the SIX Swiss Exchange where it is traded under the ticker symbol “OBSN”. For more information, please visit www.ObsEva.com
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