SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BOLD), a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing gene therapy products for patients living with serious, life-threatening rare diseases, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Jarrett to its board of directors.
"We are very pleased to welcome Jen to our board of directors," stated Matthew R. Patterson, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Jen is an accomplished life sciences industry leader who has built value through her successful roles in investment banking and industry. We will benefit enormously from Jen's insights as we continue to advance our pipeline of product candidates and to build our business for the future."
Ms. Jarrett serves as the Chief Financial and Business Officer of Arcus Biosciences, Inc. She served as Chief Financial Officer of Medivation, Inc. until the company's purchase by Pfizer, Inc. in 2016. Previously, Ms. Jarrett served as Managing Director at Citigroup, where she was responsible for building and managing Citigroup's West Coast life sciences investment banking practice. Prior to Citigroup, Ms. Jarrett was a Managing Director in Credit Suisse's Health Care Group focused on the biotechnology sector. She earned a bachelor's degree in economics, Cum Laude, from Dartmouth College and holds a masters of business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
"I am delighted to join the Audentes board of directors having been an admirer of the company for some time," commented Ms. Jarrett. "With its highly experienced and successful team, robust pipeline and state-of-the-art GMP manufacturing facility, Audentes has established itself as a leader in the emerging field of gene therapy. I am fortunate to be joining now as 2017 promises to be a transformational year for the company as it executes on its plans to initiate phase 1/2 studies and report preliminary data from its two lead programs by year end."
About Audentes Therapeutics, Inc.
Audentes Therapeutics (Nasdaq: BOLD) is a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing gene therapy products for patients living with serious, life-threatening rare diseases. We have four product candidates in development, AT132 for the treatment of X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM), AT342 for the treatment of Crigler-Najjar Syndrome, AT982 for the treatment of Pompe disease, and AT307 for the treatment of the CASQ2 subtype of Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CASQ2-CPVT). We are a focused, experienced and passionate team committed to forging strong, global relationships with the patient, research and medical communities.
For more information regarding Audentes, please visit www.audentestx.com.
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Thomas Soloway, CFO
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