Gyroscope Therapeutics announces appointment of Sean Bohen to the Board of directors

Gyroscope Therapeutics Limited, a clinical-stage retinal gene therapy company, today announced that biotech industry veteran Sean Bohen, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed to the Gyroscope Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Bohen will also serve as Chair of the Board’s Research and Development Committee. Dr. Bohen brings more than 30 years of experience in the discovery and development of new medicines. Over the course of his career, he has made significant contributions to the early- and late-stage development of numerous FDA-approved drugs.

Sean brings a wealth of experience to our board in researching potential new medicines and successfully bringing them to patients in need. He also brings expertise and knowledge in helping companies build impressive R&D and commercial units side by side. We are excited to work with him as we advance Gyroscope’s programmes

 

said Khurem Farooq, Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Bohen currently serves on the board of directors of Altrubio, Inc. Previously, Dr. Bohen was the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Global Medicines Development, AstraZeneca LP, where he was responsible for AstraZeneca’s worldwide product development and clinical programmes. Prior to joining AstraZeneca, he was Senior Vice President of Genentech Early Development (gRED), where he led preclinical and clinical development programmes to deliver pivotal trial-ready drug candidates to Genentech’s late-stage development pipeline. During this time, he also served as a clinical instructor at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He received both his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, and has been board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

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