Our Values

Our Values

Our Story

Our People

Our Mission

“We will cure cancers and save lives with our innovative and
widely accessible immunotherapies.”

Our Values

Think Beyond

We are innovative and are active problem solvers. We think and go beyond the obvious. We have the courage to speak up.

Strive to Excel

We pursue excellence and overcome challenges with resilience. We work passionately towards our mission.

Do What’s Right

We are guided by integrity and ethics to do what is right. We deliver on our promises. We value honesty and transparency.

Care Deeply

Our patients are at the heart of what we do. We care deeply about the impact that our work has on others.

The Tessa Story

Tessa’s story started over 20 years ago, when Dr. Malcolm Brenner, our co-founder, and his team at Baylor College of Medicine embarked on a journey to better understand and harness the body’s natural anti-viral immune response. Their research led to the development of our platform technology – Virus Specific T cells (VST). Initial VST trials held promising results – including TT10 Phase II trial at National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) which produced the best published 2-year survival data in patients with advanced NPC. This set the stage for our pivotal Phase III trial, which is the world’s largest T cell therapy trial for any cancer indication with 330 patients across 30 hospitals and 4 labs in 5 countries. Since then we have expanded our pipeline to target multiple cancer indications, building next generation technologies on our core VST platform.

We are proud to be spearheading innovation in the field of cancer immunotherapy for solid tumors and are committed to working towards our vision of a world without untreatable cancers.

Our People

Andrew Khoo
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
John Ng
Chief Operations Officer & Executive Director
Desmond Lim
Chief Financial Officer
Ivan D. Horak, M.D.
President of Research and Development
Jennifer Butler
Chief Business & Commercial Officer
John E. Connolly, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Han Chong Toh, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Malcolm K. Brenner, M.B., Ph.D.
Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board & Co-Founder
Stephen J. Russell, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientific Advisor
Teo Ming Kian
Gunawan Lim
Halim Susanto
John Ng
Executive Director
Andrew Khoo
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Dr. Göran Ando
Dr. Fidah Alsagoff