CombiGene headhunts again
With experience from Medical Affairs at MERCK and early drug development at Karo Bio, a solid background in research from a doctoral thesis at Karolinska Institutet and postdoctoral research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, Pernilla Fagergren chose to join the Swedish gene therapy company CombiGene. In her new role as Clinical Project Manager, she will be responsible for the company’s first clinical study in epilepsy. Pernilla talks to BioStock about the challenges, before the Phase I study can begin next year.
CombiGene’s vision is to provide patients affected by severe life-altering diseases with the prospect of a better life through novel gene therapies. CombiGene’s business concept is to develop effective gene therapies for severe life-altering diseases where adequate treatment is currently lacking. Development assets are sourced from an external research network and developed to achieve clinical proof of concept. Drug candidates for common diseases will be co-developed and commercialized through strategic partnerships, while the company may manage this process on its own for drugs targeting niched patient populations.
The Company has an exclusive collaboration and licensing agreement for the CG01 project with Spark Therapeutics.
The company is public and listed on the Swedish marketplace Nasdaq First North Growth Market and the company’s Certified Advisor is FNCA Sweden AB, +46 (0)852 80 03 99 firstname.lastname@example.org.