Sarepta Therapeutics Appoints Renowned Biotech Executive John C. Martin to its Board of Directors
01/13/20 8:30 AM EST
“John’s business record is unparalleled, and he brings expertise and insight gleaned from leading the long-term, transformational growth of one of the industry’s premier companies that will add to the strength of the Sarepta board. We are incredibly fortunate to welcome him to the company’s board of directors,” said M.
“Having introduced curative therapies, John’s vision, acumen, and wisdom are unique in our industry. As Sarepta prepares to deliver one-time therapies for rare diseases, John’s strategic guidance as a member of the company’s board will be invaluable as we work to change the model for how rare diseases are treated,” said
Dr. Martin served as the Executive Chairman and Chairman of
Dr. Martin holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the
About Sarepta Therapeutics
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 gene therapies for Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy diseases (LGMD), Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), MPS IIIA and other CNS-related disorders, totaling over 20 therapies in various stages of development. The Company’s programs and research focus span several therapeutic modalities, including RNA, gene therapy and gene editing. Sarepta is fueled by an audacious but important mission: to profoundly improve and extend the lives of patients with rare genetic-based diseases. For more information, please visit www.sarepta.com.
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