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Audentes Therapeutics Board of Directors Appoints Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Matthew R. Patterson as Chairman
"It is a great privilege for me to serve our company as Chairman of the Board of Directors," stated
Mr. Patterson continued, "I am also pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lange to the position of Lead Independent Director. Lou is a recognized leader in the biotechnology industry who brings a unique and valued perspective to our organization. We're fortunate to benefit from Lou's deep experience gained over a successful career as a physician and founder and CEO of innovative public biotechnology companies, and I look forward to partnering with him in the leadership of our board."
Mr. Patterson has more than 25 years of experience in the research, development, and commercialization of innovative treatments for rare diseases and has held positions of senior management in both private and public biotechnology companies. Previously Mr. Patterson worked for
Dr. Lange was the founder of CV Therapeutics, and as the Chairman, CEO, and Chief Scientific Officer, led the company through an IPO, the approval of two first-in-class cardiovascular drugs, RANEXA® and LEXISCAN®, and the sale of the company to
About Audentes Therapeutics, Inc.
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