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Robert W. Makuch joins the scientific advisory board of AaviGen GmbH as expert for biopharmaceutical regulatory affairs


Heidelberg, Germany – December 13, 2021 – AaviGen GmbH, a preclinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development of curative gene therapies for cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary diseases, today announced the appointment of Dr. Robert W. Makuch as a member of the scientific advisory board. “At AaviGen, we constantly strive for optimal regulatory and clinical strategies in a versatile global market to bring our innovative therapeutics most efficiently to our patients. The profound expertise Dr. Makuch is making available to AaviGen from his extensive work in biopharmaceuticals with regulatory authorities in the US, China and Europe will be key to effectively meet the differing requirements across the major markets” says Prof. Hugo Katus, CMO of AaviGen GmbH. Dr. Makuch said, “Through its inventive scientific research endeavors, AaviGen is poised to identify a number of curative gene therapies aimed at addressing global challenges in the treatment of cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary diseases. I look forward to contributing my expertise in regulatory affairs science and the assessment of complex scientific evidence to help guide AaviGen towards successful completion of its research programs.

About AaviGen

AaviGen was founded in 2019 on the understanding that successful gene therapy requires optimized delivery of therapeutic targets to the diseased heart. AaviGen’s scientific approach is documented in numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications and validated by its founders’ track record in scientific innovations for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases, including gene therapy medicinal products. For more information, please see: www.aavigen.com

AaviGen Investor and Media Contact

Prof. Dr. Marc Lerchenmüller, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director AaviGen, Heidelberg, Germany
T: +49 6221 568900
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