Encoded Therapeutics Expands Leadership Team with Key Appointments, Adding Expertise in Manufacturing and Corporate Development
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Encoded Therapeutics, Inc. (Encoded), a precision gene therapy company, today announced a significant expansion of its leadership team, strengthening its capabilities in corporate development and gene therapy manufacturing.
Andrew Stober, who previously led gene therapy manufacturing for Novartis, will serve as Encoded's chief manufacturing officer. He brings more than two decades of experience in biologics manufacturing and will lead Encoded's efforts to develop a strategy for supporting the global needs of its gene therapy pipeline. David McNinch, who was previously a consultant to Encoded, has been appointed chief business officer. He will leverage his deep experience in commercialization and partnering strategy for orphan and rare diseases to lead corporate development.
"We are delighted to add Andrew and David to our leadership team, and look forward to drawing on their collective experience across the biotech industry as we advance our lead program in Dravet syndrome and deepen our gene therapy pipeline," said Encoded co-founder and chief executive officer Kartik Ramamoorthi, Ph.D. "These appointments will accelerate our efforts to become not just an innovative leader in gene therapy research, but an integrated therapeutics company that can independently develop, manufacture, and commercialize gene therapies for patients with severe genetic disorders not addressable with existing approaches."
"There has never been a more exciting time in gene therapy than now," said Stober. "I am thrilled at the opportunity to leverage my experience in gene therapy manufacturing to support Encoded's innovative platform and make manufacturing a core capability of the company."
"I am pleased to join Encoded as it takes on new frontiers in gene therapy research and therapeutics development," said McNinch. "I look forward to continuing to support the company's efforts to scale research, move our lead product into the clinic, and implement go-to-market strategies for the portfolio."
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