Sarepta Therapeutics Appoints Guriqbal S. Basi, Ph.D. as Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Basi joins Sarepta after serving in several senior leadership roles at Elan, including chief science and technology officer and head of pre-clinical development. He was also the former CSO for
“Dr. Basi brings to Sarepta a long and impressive career marked by a commitment to scientific excellence,” said Mr. Ingram. “I am excited to bring Dr. Basi to the team as we focus on accelerating our pipeline. We have made strides toward our goal of bringing therapies and a better life to as many children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy as possible, but patients are waiting and we must accelerate our efforts. Dr. Basi’s expertise will prove invaluable as we move our next-generation technology into the clinic and continue to support and advance our exciting collaborative programs.”
“The scientific underpinnings of Sarepta’s technology for the development of precision genetic medicines are unparalleled in the industry. I am particularly excited about the Company’s PMO and PPMO technology platforms, and our gene therapy investments, which have the potential to generate a strong pipeline of unique treatments for DMD and other neuromuscular diseases,” said Dr. Basi. “With a multi-front treatment approach, Sarepta is poised to make a profound difference in the lives of patients with rare neuromuscular diseases and their families. I am excited to join Sarepta, and its strong team of scientists, as we focus on realizing the potential of our existing pipeline while exploring additional opportunities to bolster our pipeline to improve the lives of those suffering from rare diseases.”
Dr. Basi earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the
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