SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of July 2022
Commission file number: 001-39838
Gracell Biotechnologies Inc.
Building 12, Block B, Phase II
Biobay Industrial Park
218 Sangtian St.
Suzhou Industrial Park, 215123
Peoples Republic of China
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
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CHANGES IN MANAGEMENT
Gracell Biotechnologies Inc. (Gracell or the Company) announced that it has appointed Dr. Samuel Zhang as Chief Business Officer. In this role, Dr. Zhang will be responsible for strategic leadership of Gracells global business development and corporate strategy, including structuring, negotiating and executing of strategic alliances and collaborations.
In addition, Dr. Martina Sersch, the Companys Chief Medical Officer, has stepped down from her position with the Company. The new Chief Medical Officer will be on board on August 1, 2022. To ensure an effective transition, Dr. William Wei Cao, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, will oversee Gracells clinical development activities prior to the on-boarding of the new Chief Medical Officer.
INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE
This report on Form 6-K is hereby incorporated by reference in the registration statements of Gracell on Form F-3 (No. 333-264545) and Form S-8 (No. 333-253486), to the extent not superseded by documents or reports subsequently filed.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|Gracell Biotechnologies Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Yili Kevin Xie|
|Name:||Yili Kevin Xie|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Date: July 19, 2022