Sarepta Therapeutics Appoints Mary Ann Gray, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors
12/11/18 8:30 AM EST
"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Gray to Sarepta’s Board of Directors.
“Having watched Sarepta’s strategic transformation over the past 18 months as an outside observer, the company’s progress has been tremendous. And yet, even with such profound progress, it is clear that Sarepta has only begun to tap its potential. I’m excited to join Sarepta’s board and play a role at such a pivotal point in its journey,” said Dr. Gray.
Dr. Gray has a distinguished scientific background, completing pharmacology research in tumor biology, including the impact of therapeutics on cardiac membranes. With an early career as a scientist focused on new drug development, she subsequently worked in equities research before becoming a senior analyst and portfolio manager. The combination of scientific and financial expertise provides unique insights for board leadership. She most recently served on the boards of Senomyx, and
Dr. Gray holds a Bachelor of Science degree from
Sarepta is at the forefront of precision genetic medicine, having built an impressive and competitive position in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and more recently in Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and CNS-related disorders, totaling over 20 therapies in various stages of development. The Company’s programs span across several therapeutic modalities, including RNA, gene therapy and gene editing. Sarepta intends to be one of the most meaningful precision genetic medicine company in the world, profoundly improving the lives of patients suffering from rare neuromuscular diseases and other rare diseases. For more information, please visit www.sarepta.com.
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These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Sarepta’s control. Known risk factors include, among others: Sarepta may not be able to execute on its business plans, including meeting its expected or planned regulatory milestones and timelines, clinical development plans, and bringing its products to U.S. and ex-U.S. markets for various reasons including possible limitations of company financial and other resources, manufacturing limitations that may not be anticipated or resolved for in a timely manner, and regulatory, court or agency decisions, such as decisions by the United States Patent and Trademark Office with respect to patents that cover Sarepta’s product candidates; and those risks identified under the heading “Risk Factors” in Sarepta’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
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