The team at Gyroscope has developed an exciting and pioneering approach which aims to tackle a range of eye diseases with significant unmet medical need. While the clinical studies are very early stage and the treatment route is novel, the potential for these therapies, if successful, is enormous. As such, Gyroscope represents a great addition to the CIC portfolio and we look forward to supporting Soraya and her team as the business grows and develops.
Dr Soraya Bekkali, Chief Executive Officer of Gyroscope Therapeutics, explained “Our goal at Gyroscope is to advance new therapies for the treatment of debilitating eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration. Building on the research of Gyroscope’s scientific founders, we have been working relentlessly over the last two years to advance our first drug development programme into the clinic. We are delighted to have dosed the first patient in the FOCUS study. We believe this is a great step forward in developing a therapy to treat dry AMD, while we continue our efforts to expand our clinical programmes internationally.”