Updates from Syncona and our portfolio companies
Gyroscope Therapeutics, a company developing gene therapies and surgical delivery systems for retinal diseases, announces the strengthening of its leadership team with the hiring of Dr. Nadia Waheed from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and the promotion of Dr. Jane Hughes, formerly VP Translational Research, to Chief Scientific Officer (CSO).
Syncona Ltd, a leading healthcare company focused on founding, building and funding global leaders in life science, announces that its portfolio company, Gyroscope Therapeutics (Gyroscope), an ophthalmology company developing genetically defined therapies for retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), has commenced dosing in a Phase I/II trial in dry AMD.
Gyroscope Therapeutics (Gyroscope) and Freeline Therapeutics (Freeline) are partnering with two research organisations, NHSBT's Clinical Biotechnology Centre (CBC) and the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), to develop and design a manufacturing platform to produce novel (adeno-associated virus) AAV gene therapies. The consortium has been awarded £1.1m funding by Innovate UK over a period of 2 years.
Gyroscope Therapeutics, an ophthalmology company developing genetically defined therapies for retinal diseases such as age related macular degeneration (AMD), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Soraya Bekkali as Chief Executive Officer and Director of its Board.