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About META

META pharmaceuticals Inc. is the first commercial company in China and Asia to develop first-in-class original drugs in the emerging field of immunometabolism.

Founded in August 2021, META Pharmaceuticals Inc. boasts a founding team with extensive experience from renowned research hospitals in the United States, including Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. With a strong background in the emerging field of immunometabolism, the founders have dedicated years to investigating the intricate biological mechanisms that govern immune cell metabolism and nutrient regulation. This diligent research has led to a groundbreaking therapeutic strategy that modulates immune system function by manipulating the metabolic activity of immune cells.

META Pharmaceuticals' innovative approach holds immense potential for treating a wide range of chronic diseases stemming from immune and metabolic system disorders. This includes autoimmune diseases, cancer, metabolic disorders, and various age-related chronic conditions. By targeting and leveraging the therapeutic strategy developed by the founding team, META Pharmaceuticals aims to provide effective treatments for patients suffering from these debilitating ailments.

Autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, allergic asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and more, pose a significant global medical and economic challenge, with a large number of affected patients. Merda Bio is dedicated to addressing these disease areas, recognizing the urgent need for effective treatments. In the global pharmaceutical industry, autoimmune diseases rank as the second-largest therapeutic area, following cancer, with the market for drugs projected to reach $150 billion by 2025. This highlights the immense market potential and demand for new drugs in this field.

However, existing drug options for autoimmune diseases, such as large-molecule antibody drugs or small-molecule JAK inhibitors, are not without significant flaws. One major concern is the serious toxic side effects associated with these treatments. Additionally, the patient response rate to mainstream drugs for certain common autoimmune diseases is not satisfactory. Consequently, there is an urgent need for the development of efficient and safe immunosuppressants.

META Pharmaceuticals Inc. addresses this challenge with its innovative immunometabolic strategy, a novel biological theory that offers a more effective and safer solution for treating autoimmune diseases. The company has three promising pipelines in development, with the first pipeline expected to undergo clinical filing in both China and the United States around 2024. META Pharmaceuticals is committed to advancing the field of immunometabolism and bringing forth groundbreaking treatments to improve the lives of patients suffering from autoimmune diseases.

META Pharmaceuticals Inc. has made significant discoveries in identifying metabolic proteases as potential drug targets. To expedite the development of first-in-class original drugs, META Pharmaceuticals Inc. has partnered with Crystal Jade, a prominent player in AI drug development. Together, they aim to create a groundbreaking series of first-in-class original drugs by translating research findings. These innovative drugs hold the potential to address the challenges posed by autoimmune diseases and offer new mechanisms and solutions within the major pathways of these conditions. By leveraging new approaches and solutions, META Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Crystal Jade are dedicated to advancing the field of autoimmune disease treatment and providing much-needed relief to millions of patients worldwide.

META pharmaceuticals Inc. is currently working on its META-1 small molecule inhibitor program, which is positioned as a first-in-class original drug product. The META-1 inhibitor has the potential to become a broad-spectrum drug for self-responsive diseases, comparable to Humira, which has annual sales of nearly $20 billion, and has the potential to cover the entire $100 billion market for self-responsive diseases.

AI+Disease Modeling Accurately Helps New Drug Development

Leveraging extensive expertise in the field of immunometabolism and proficiency in computer machine learning algorithms, META Pharmaceuticals Inc. has successfully established an AI-assisted metabolic pathway drug target discovery platform. With the objective of achieving intelligent analysis through multilayer group integration in drug research, we have developed and optimized AI models, conducted application analysis validation, and compiled a comprehensive professional domain database comprising hundreds of public datasets.
This AI-assisted drug target discovery platform serves as a robust resource, providing valuable data support and intelligent analysis models for the development of META's original innovative drug pipeline. Its purpose is to expedite the search and identification of new drug targets, accelerate the progress of drug research, and facilitate the transition from basic medical research to drug validation and product manufacturing.

XtalPi, as a strategic partner of META Pharmaceuticals, brings a wealth of computational, design, and synthesis capabilities in AI drug discovery. This partnership bridges the gap between META's foundational research based on cellular and animal disease models and XtalPi's advanced AI computing capabilities, fostering a close collaboration between front-end research and powerful back-end computing technologies. This synergy greatly expedites the patent formation and clinical trial processes. META Pharmaceuticals embraces the vision of becoming a global leader in immunometabolic therapy in China while making significant contributions as a pioneer in developing original drugs. Through this partnership, META aims to provide safe and effective therapeutic solutions to hundreds of millions of patients suffering from autoimmune diseases. By leveraging the combined expertise and resources, META and XtalPi strive to deliver innovative and impactful treatments that improve the lives of patients worldwide.

Board Members

Ke Xu is a distinguished researcher with over a decade of experience in basic biomedical research. His focus lies in exploring the regulatory relationship between the immune system and metabolism, revealing the crucial role of nutrient metabolism in immune response regulation. Ke Xu's work has led to novel therapeutic strategies for self-immune diseases and cancer. His significant scientific contributions have been published in renowned journals such as Science and Immunity. Additionally, he has served as a consultant for PreScouter Inc. and provided valuable insights to leading biotechnology companies. With 9 SCI papers and over 1100 citations, Ke Xu's research has made a substantial impact in the field.

Anjin XianYu is an experienced neurobiologist and data scientist with 3 SCI publications to date. He has been accepted to Insight Data Science's Health Data Science program. He was a Senior Data Scientist and Director of Data Science at PatientsLikeMe before returning to China to start his own business.

Dr. Shuhao Wen is the co-founder and chairman of XtalPi and an adjunct professor at Zhejiang University. He has 11 years of study, research and work experience in Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of California and MIT, and has rich research experience and theoretical achievements in the fields of computational physics and quantum chemistry. He has published 32 papers in total and participated in and successfully declared 5 important patents and 3 PCT patents. In 2014, during his postdoctoral research at MIT, Shuhao Wen co-founded XtalPi with his partners and served as its chairman, leading multiple rounds of financing that accumulated more than $66 million (RMB 450 million), and leading a number of projects with world-leading pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer and SSCI, XtalPi has led several rounds of financing, and has facilitated many collaborations with world-leading pharmaceutical companies and research institutions, including Pfizer and SSCI.

Xiaowen Feng is a well-known family office investor and has been involved in the incubation and investment of several pharmaceutical unicorns including Kula Bio, Jingtai Technology, and METiS. Hsiao-Wen Feng was a postdoctoral fellow in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. D. in chemical synthesis at the University of California, Berkeley and received his B.S. in Chemical and Molecular Engineering from Peking University.

Mr. Guoxing Wei is an early to mid-stage investor focusing on new consumption, new retail, and new healthcare. He has participated in and led investments in projects such as Baigoyuan, Love Recycling, Naixue's Tea, MicroEnquiry, Zhuozheng Medical, Scent Library, Zhong Xue Gao, Listen Research, Heymaet, and Longjingke. Mr. Wei Guoxing has been awarded the titles of F40 Young Investor of Qingke Group, 36 Krypton 2019 36 Amazing Investors Under 36, and Wave New Consumer 2021 Top 20 Most Discoverable Consumer Investors in China.

Management Team

Ke Xu is a distinguished researcher with over a decade of experience in basic biomedical research. His focus lies in exploring the regulatory relationship between the immune system and metabolism, revealing the crucial role of nutrient metabolism in immune response regulation. Ke Xu's work has led to novel therapeutic strategies for self-immune diseases and cancer. His significant scientific contributions have been published in renowned journals such as Science and Immunity. Additionally, he has served as a consultant for PreScouter Inc. and provided valuable insights to leading biotechnology companies. With 9 SCI papers and over 1100 citations, Ke Xu's research has made a substantial impact in the field.

Anjin XianYu is an experienced neurobiologist and data scientist with 3 SCI publications to date. He has been accepted to Insight Data Science's Health Data Science program. He was a Senior Data Scientist and Director of Data Science at PatientsLikeMe before returning to China to start his own business.

Dr. Helmut Haning has been working in medicinal chemistry for about 30 years and has led several successful drug programs: MR antagonist Finerenone, HIF PH inhibitor Molidustat, FGFR inhibitor Rogaratinib, FXIa inhibitor (asundexian, Phase II), several undisclosed Phase I and Phase II projects, marketed products include Verquvo®, Xarelto®(4.8B usd global sales in 2022), Adempas®. He led independent discovery of the marketed product vardenafil (Levitra®) and development of compounds for use in atherosclerosis and the central nervous system. He has also co-authored 18 publications in his field.

Prior to joining META, Dr. Helmut Haning was Global head of medicinal chemistry at Bayer Pharma, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Haning has nearly 30 years of experience in global drug discovery and team management, where he trained talented people in drug discovery and provided guidance to cross-functional teams in drug discovery as well. At META, Dr. Haning is in charge of the company's medicinal chemistry, corporate strategy, intellectual property and business development.

Graduate from the Weill Cornell Medicine-Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center joint doctoral program, Dr.Cao is an inquisitive scientist. Dr. Cao studied under his doctoral advisor Dr. Charles Sawyers, the pioneer of targeted cancer therapies, also the inventor of Gleevec - the most effective CML treatment up-to-date. Dr. Sawyers is also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. College of Medicine, and the recipient of the Lasker Prize - the highest award in the medical sciences, as well as the Breakthrough Prize in the Life Sciences.

During his 10+ years of biomedical research and the training under Dr.Sawyers, Dr. Cao has co-authored a total of 17 high-profile academic papers with more than 3,500 citations. His research ranged from cellular molecular biology to tumor pathiology. Dr. Cao also specializes in analyzing genetic databases of cancer patients through data mining and using organoids and animal models to validate potential therapeutic targets. At META, he is responsible for the establishment and research at our Hong Kong laboratory, where META is exploring extra potential combination therapy areas (e.g., oncology, etc.) for our core pipeline and providing efficient experimental validation of translational medicine for our multi-omics target discovery platform.

Mr. Zijun Wang, graduated from New York University with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and the University of Hong Kong with a degree in Master of Business Administration, has rich experience in venture management and early stage investment.

From 2016 to 2020, Mr. Wang was in charge of TMT and biotech investment in Changshi Capital, where he faciliated investments in Boqi Pet Services(NASDAQ: BQ) Mollybox, Good Times, and etc. In early 2021, he participated in the launch of a local service platform, and led the completion of the project's Series A and A+ rounds of financing in July and October 2021, respectively, and was responsible for the project's capital planning and business strategy planning. Mr. Wang has also invested in innovative healthcare projects such as Ascentage Pharmaceuticals and New Horizon Health. He has a great passion for life sciences. At META, Mr. Wang is mainly responsible for the company's financing, general operation, business cooperation and other important company affairs.

Consultant Team

Professor Ming Li is a renowned Chinese-American immunologist from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the top cancer centers in the world, specializing in immunometabolism and cancer immunology. Prof. Ming Li has long focused on the interregulation of metabolic pathways, metabolites and immune cell signaling pathways, and based on this, he has discovered that metabolic pathways can be regulators of immune function. Professor Li's pioneering academic contributions in the field of immunometabolism have provided a solid academic foundation for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. In addition to the field of immunometabolism, Prof. Li has also made seminal contributions in the field of tumor immunity and immune cell development, and has published many influential papers in top academic journals as a corresponding author.

Dr. Jiang is currently responsible for the global market positioning and strategic development of Epistar. Dr. Jiang has 14 years of experience in biopharmaceutical R&D with expertise in external translational science collaboration and management between academia and industry. Prior to joining Epistar, Dr. Chiang served as Director of R&D Strategy and Associate Scientific Director for Genzyme Asia, leading cross-functional R&D collaborations and projects in Asia and conducting external consulting on R&D strategy and processes for various companies. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in hematology and oncology at Harvard Medical School and served as a project manager for the State Drug Administration of China (NICPBP, NIFDC), CFDA.

With more than 20 years of experience in academia and the pharmaceutical industry, Dr.T rübel has extensive practice in international clinical development management across multiple therapeutic areas, and served as Head of Cardiovascular at Bayer R&D, Senior Vice President of Bayer R&D and Head of Innovation Management and Translational Medicine at Bayer from 2008 to 2021. Under his leadership, he coordinated clinical and marketing registration programs for well-known drugs such as Adempas and led several Phase 2/3 clinical programs within Bayer and in collaboration with Merck Sharp & Dohme.

Since early 2021, Dr. Trübel joins as Chief Medical Officer of AiCuris, an anti-infective biotechnology company, and is responsible for a clinical Phase 1b/2a program related to Covid and a clinical Phase 3 program for acyclovir-resistant HSV infections.

At META, Dr. Trübel provides overall guidance for indication selection, clinical development planning and clinical operations.

Dr. Deyao Li graduated from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences majoring in Organic Chemistry(doctoral), and worked in small molecule synthesis and lead drug discovery projects at Wuxi AppTec. He mainly involved in kinase inhibitor development projects. Dr. Li has extensive experience in the preclinical phase of drug discovery, including lead chemical screening and lead compound optimization, and has been involved in the preparation of several IND submissions, including GMP manufacturing and GLP laboratory pharmacovigilance and toxicology studies. After joining the Harvard Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Dr.Li worked in Jun Qi (inventor of JQ1, a well-known BRD4 inhibitor) ‘s lab and worked on epigenetic small molecule protein degrading agents, including protein degrading agent synthesis, characterization, and activity evaluation. Subsequently, he joined the group of Minkui Luo at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he worked on the research and development of methyltransferase-related small molecule inhibitors, including molecular design and synthesis, enzyme activity testing, bioassay development, and animal efficacy evaluation. Currently, Dr. Li is an medicinal chemistry expert at META Pharmaceuticals.

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About META

META pharmaceuticals Inc. is the first commercial company in China and Asia to develop first-in-class original drugs in the emerging field of immunometabolism.

Founded in August 2021, META Pharmaceuticals Inc. boasts a founding team with extensive experience from renowned research hospitals in the United States, including Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. With a strong background in the emerging field of immunometabolism, the founders have dedicated years to investigating the intricate biological mechanisms that govern immune cell metabolism and nutrient regulation. This diligent research has led to a groundbreaking therapeutic strategy that modulates immune system function by manipulating the metabolic activity of immune cells.

META Pharmaceuticals' innovative approach holds immense potential for treating a wide range of chronic diseases stemming from immune and metabolic system disorders. This includes autoimmune diseases, cancer, metabolic disorders, and various age-related chronic conditions. By targeting and leveraging the therapeutic strategy developed by the founding team, META Pharmaceuticals aims to provide effective treatments for patients suffering from these debilitating ailments.

Autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, allergic asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and more, pose a significant global medical and economic challenge, with a large number of affected patients. Merda Bio is dedicated to addressing these disease areas, recognizing the urgent need for effective treatments. In the global pharmaceutical industry, autoimmune diseases rank as the second-largest therapeutic area, following cancer, with the market for drugs projected to reach $150 billion by 2025. This highlights the immense market potential and demand for new drugs in this field.

However, existing drug options for autoimmune diseases, such as large-molecule antibody drugs or small-molecule JAK inhibitors, are not without significant flaws. One major concern is the serious toxic side effects associated with these treatments. Additionally, the patient response rate to mainstream drugs for certain common autoimmune diseases is not satisfactory. Consequently, there is an urgent need for the development of efficient and safe immunosuppressants.

META Pharmaceuticals Inc. addresses this challenge with its innovative immunometabolic strategy, a novel biological theory that offers a more effective and safer solution for treating autoimmune diseases. The company has three promising pipelines in development, with the first pipeline expected to undergo clinical filing in both China and the United States around 2024. META Pharmaceuticals is committed to advancing the field of immunometabolism and bringing forth groundbreaking treatments to improve the lives of patients suffering from autoimmune diseases.

META Pharmaceuticals Inc. has made significant discoveries in identifying metabolic proteases as potential drug targets. To expedite the development of first-in-class original drugs, META Pharmaceuticals Inc. has partnered with Crystal Jade, a prominent player in AI drug development. Together, they aim to create a groundbreaking series of first-in-class original drugs by translating research findings. These innovative drugs hold the potential to address the challenges posed by autoimmune diseases and offer new mechanisms and solutions within the major pathways of these conditions. By leveraging new approaches and solutions, META Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Crystal Jade are dedicated to advancing the field of autoimmune disease treatment and providing much-needed relief to millions of patients worldwide.

META pharmaceuticals Inc. is currently working on its META-1 small molecule inhibitor program, which is positioned as a first-in-class original drug product. The META-1 inhibitor has the potential to become a broad-spectrum drug for self-responsive diseases, comparable to Humira, which has annual sales of nearly $20 billion, and has the potential to cover the entire $100 billion market for self-responsive diseases.

AI+Disease Modeling Accurately Helps New Drug Development

Leveraging extensive expertise in the field of immunometabolism and proficiency in computer machine learning algorithms, META Pharmaceuticals Inc. has successfully established an AI-assisted metabolic pathway drug target discovery platform. With the objective of achieving intelligent analysis through multilayer group integration in drug research, we have developed and optimized AI models, conducted application analysis validation, and compiled a comprehensive professional domain database comprising hundreds of public datasets.
This AI-assisted drug target discovery platform serves as a robust resource, providing valuable data support and intelligent analysis models for the development of META's original innovative drug pipeline. Its purpose is to expedite the search and identification of new drug targets, accelerate the progress of drug research, and facilitate the transition from basic medical research to drug validation and product manufacturing.


XtalPi, as a strategic partner of META Pharmaceuticals, brings a wealth of computational, design, and synthesis capabilities in AI drug discovery. This partnership bridges the gap between META's foundational research based on cellular and animal disease models and XtalPi's advanced AI computing capabilities, fostering a close collaboration between front-end research and powerful back-end computing technologies. This synergy greatly expedites the patent formation and clinical trial processes. META Pharmaceuticals embraces the vision of becoming a global leader in immunometabolic therapy in China while making significant contributions as a pioneer in developing original drugs. Through this partnership, META aims to provide safe and effective therapeutic solutions to hundreds of millions of patients suffering from autoimmune diseases. By leveraging the combined expertise and resources, META and XtalPi strive to deliver innovative and impactful treatments that improve the lives of patients worldwide.

Board Members

Ke Xu is a distinguished researcher with over a decade of experience in basic biomedical research. His focus lies in exploring the regulatory relationship between the immune system and metabolism, revealing the crucial role of nutrient metabolism in immune response regulation. Ke Xu's work has led to novel therapeutic strategies for self-immune diseases and cancer. His significant scientific contributions have been published in renowned journals such as Science and Immunity. Additionally, he has served as a consultant for PreScouter Inc. and provided valuable insights to leading biotechnology companies. With 9 SCI papers and over 1100 citations, Ke Xu's research has made a substantial impact in the field.

Anjin XianYu is an experienced neurobiologist and data scientist with 3 SCI publications to date. He has been accepted to Insight Data Science's Health Data Science program. He was a Senior Data Scientist and Director of Data Science at PatientsLikeMe before returning to China to start his own business.

Dr. Shuhao Wen is the co-founder and chairman of XtalPi and an adjunct professor at Zhejiang University. He has 11 years of study, research and work experience in Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of California and MIT, and has rich research experience and theoretical achievements in the fields of computational physics and quantum chemistry. He has published 32 papers in total and participated in and successfully declared 5 important patents and 3 PCT patents. In 2014, during his postdoctoral research at MIT, Shuhao Wen co-founded XtalPi with his partners and served as its chairman, leading multiple rounds of financing that accumulated more than $66 million (RMB 450 million), and leading a number of projects with world-leading pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer and SSCI, XtalPi has led several rounds of financing, and has facilitated many collaborations with world-leading pharmaceutical companies and research institutions, including Pfizer and SSCI.

Xiaowen Feng is a well-known family office investor and has been involved in the incubation and investment of several pharmaceutical unicorns including Kula Bio, Jingtai Technology, and METiS. Hsiao-Wen Feng was a postdoctoral fellow in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. D. in chemical synthesis at the University of California, Berkeley and received his B.S. in Chemical and Molecular Engineering from Peking University.

Mr. Guoxing Wei is an early to mid-stage investor focusing on new consumption, new retail, and new healthcare. He has participated in and led investments in projects such as Baigoyuan, Love Recycling, Naixue's Tea, MicroEnquiry, Zhuozheng Medical, Scent Library, Zhong Xue Gao, Listen Research, Heymaet, and Longjingke. Mr. Wei Guoxing has been awarded the titles of F40 Young Investor of Qingke Group, 36 Krypton 2019 36 Amazing Investors Under 36, and Wave New Consumer 2021 Top 20 Most Discoverable Consumer Investors in China.

Management Team

Ke Xu is a distinguished researcher with over a decade of experience in basic biomedical research. His focus lies in exploring the regulatory relationship between the immune system and metabolism, revealing the crucial role of nutrient metabolism in immune response regulation. Ke Xu's work has led to novel therapeutic strategies for self-immune diseases and cancer. His significant scientific contributions have been published in renowned journals such as Science and Immunity. Additionally, he has served as a consultant for PreScouter Inc. and provided valuable insights to leading biotechnology companies. With 9 SCI papers and over 1100 citations, Ke Xu's research has made a substantial impact in the field.

Anjin XianYu is an experienced neurobiologist and data scientist with 3 SCI publications to date. He has been accepted to Insight Data Science's Health Data Science program. He was a Senior Data Scientist and Director of Data Science at PatientsLikeMe before returning to China to start his own business.

Dr. Helmut Haning has been working in medicinal chemistry for about 30 years and has led several successful drug programs: MR antagonist Finerenone, HIF PH inhibitor Molidustat, FGFR inhibitor Rogaratinib, FXIa inhibitor (asundexian, Phase II), several undisclosed Phase I and Phase II projects, marketed products include Verquvo®, Xarelto®(4.8B usd global sales in 2022), Adempas®. He led independent discovery of the marketed product vardenafil (Levitra®) and development of compounds for use in atherosclerosis and the central nervous system. He has also co-authored 18 publications in his field.

Prior to joining META, Dr. Helmut Haning was Global head of medicinal chemistry at Bayer Pharma, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Haning has nearly 30 years of experience in global drug discovery and team management, where he trained talented people in drug discovery and provided guidance to cross-functional teams in drug discovery as well. At META, Dr. Haning is in charge of the company's medicinal chemistry, corporate strategy, intellectual property and business development.

Graduate from the Weill Cornell Medicine-Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center joint doctoral program, Dr.Cao is an inquisitive scientist. Dr. Cao studied under his doctoral advisor Dr. Charles Sawyers, the pioneer of targeted cancer therapies, also the inventor of Gleevec - the most effective CML treatment up-to-date. Dr. Sawyers is also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. College of Medicine, and the recipient of the Lasker Prize - the highest award in the medical sciences, as well as the Breakthrough Prize in the Life Sciences.

During his 10+ years of biomedical research and the training under Dr.Sawyers, Dr. Cao has co-authored a total of 17 high-profile academic papers with more than 3,500 citations. His research ranged from cellular molecular biology to tumor pathiology. Dr. Cao also specializes in analyzing genetic databases of cancer patients through data mining and using organoids and animal models to validate potential therapeutic targets. At META, he is responsible for the establishment and research at our Hong Kong laboratory, where META is exploring extra potential combination therapy areas (e.g., oncology, etc.) for our core pipeline and providing efficient experimental validation of translational medicine for our multi-omics target discovery platform.

Mr. Zijun Wang, graduated from New York University with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and the University of Hong Kong with a degree in Master of Business Administration, has rich experience in venture management and early stage investment.

From 2016 to 2020, Mr. Wang was in charge of TMT and biotech investment in Changshi Capital, where he faciliated investments in Boqi Pet Services(NASDAQ: BQ) Mollybox, Good Times, and etc. In early 2021, he participated in the launch of a local service platform, and led the completion of the project's Series A and A+ rounds of financing in July and October 2021, respectively, and was responsible for the project's capital planning and business strategy planning. Mr. Wang has also invested in innovative healthcare projects such as Ascentage Pharmaceuticals and New Horizon Health. He has a great passion for life sciences. At META, Mr. Wang is mainly responsible for the company's financing, general operation, business cooperation and other important company affairs.

Consultant Team

Professor Ming Li is a renowned Chinese-American immunologist from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the top cancer centers in the world, specializing in immunometabolism and cancer immunology. Prof. Ming Li has long focused on the interregulation of metabolic pathways, metabolites and immune cell signaling pathways, and based on this, he has discovered that metabolic pathways can be regulators of immune function. Professor Li's pioneering academic contributions in the field of immunometabolism have provided a solid academic foundation for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. In addition to the field of immunometabolism, Prof. Li has also made seminal contributions in the field of tumor immunity and immune cell development, and has published many influential papers in top academic journals as a corresponding author.

Dr. Jiang is currently responsible for the global market positioning and strategic development of Epistar. Dr. Jiang has 14 years of experience in biopharmaceutical R&D with expertise in external translational science collaboration and management between academia and industry. Prior to joining Epistar, Dr. Chiang served as Director of R&D Strategy and Associate Scientific Director for Genzyme Asia, leading cross-functional R&D collaborations and projects in Asia and conducting external consulting on R&D strategy and processes for various companies. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in hematology and oncology at Harvard Medical School and served as a project manager for the State Drug Administration of China (NICPBP, NIFDC), CFDA.

With more than 20 years of experience in academia and the pharmaceutical industry, Dr.T rübel has extensive practice in international clinical development management across multiple therapeutic areas, and served as Head of Cardiovascular at Bayer R&D, Senior Vice President of Bayer R&D and Head of Innovation Management and Translational Medicine at Bayer from 2008 to 2021. Under his leadership, he coordinated clinical and marketing registration programs for well-known drugs such as Adempas and led several Phase 2/3 clinical programs within Bayer and in collaboration with Merck Sharp & Dohme.

Since early 2021, Dr. Trübel joins as Chief Medical Officer of AiCuris, an anti-infective biotechnology company, and is responsible for a clinical Phase 1b/2a program related to Covid and a clinical Phase 3 program for acyclovir-resistant HSV infections.

At META, Dr. Trübel provides overall guidance for indication selection, clinical development planning and clinical operations.

Dr. Deyao Li graduated from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences majoring in Organic Chemistry(doctoral), and worked in small molecule synthesis and lead drug discovery projects at Wuxi AppTec. He mainly involved in kinase inhibitor development projects. Dr. Li has extensive experience in the preclinical phase of drug discovery, including lead chemical screening and lead compound optimization, and has been involved in the preparation of several IND submissions, including GMP manufacturing and GLP laboratory pharmacovigilance and toxicology studies. After joining the Harvard Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Dr.Li worked in Jun Qi (inventor of JQ1, a well-known BRD4 inhibitor) ‘s lab and worked on epigenetic small molecule protein degrading agents, including protein degrading agent synthesis, characterization, and activity evaluation. Subsequently, he joined the group of Minkui Luo at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he worked on the research and development of methyltransferase-related small molecule inhibitors, including molecular design and synthesis, enzyme activity testing, bioassay development, and animal efficacy evaluation. Currently, Dr. Li is an medicinal chemistry expert at META Pharmaceuticals.

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