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MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Encoded Tx

Biography
Sal Rico is a biotech executive and clinical pharmacologist with broad experience in patient centered clinical development, covering small molecules, biologics, and medical devices. His expertise is particularly focused on orphan diseases and gene therapy. Before joining Encoded Therapeutics, he was Senior Vice President of Clinical Development at Audentes Therapeutics (now Astellas Gene Therapies). There, he managed the clinical development of AT132, an AAVbased gene therapy for Xlinked myotubular myopathy. He has designed, conducted, and analyzed Phase 14 clinical trials across various therapeutic areas and has played a significant role in garnering regulatory approval for several drugs, biological products, and medical devices such as INTERCEPT Blood System, Intermezzo, Hibor, and others. Prior to Audentes, he led clinical development teams at Cerus Corporation and TransceptPharmaceuticals. Additionally, he was an investigator at the Centre for Drug Research, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona, Spain.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 1 - January 24 9.00 A.M.-4.45 P.M.


Track Co-Chairs:
Yael Weiss, Mahzi Tx
Peter Marks, FDA

  • PMWC 2024 Award Ceremony
    Pioneer Honoree: Katherine A. High, AskBio
    Pioneer Honoree: Timothy Yu, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Piloting Interventional Genomics for Orphan Diseases
    Keynote: Timothy Yu, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Accelerated Approval for Small Populations: Biomarkers & Endpoints (PANEL)
    Chair: Peter Marks, FDA
    - Jennifer Puck, UCSF
    - Maria Grazia Roncarolo, Tr1X
    - Katherine A. High, Rockefeller University
    - Jennifer Panagoulias, FAST (Angelman Syndrome Foundation)
    - Timothy Yu, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Novel Clinical Design Approaches in Rare Diseases (PANEL)
    Chair: Adam Shaywitz, Bridge Bio
    - Salvador Rico, Encoded Therapeutics
    - Eric Crombez, Ultragenyx
    - Elizabeth Berri Kravis, Rush University
  • Empowering Patient Advocacy in Rare Disease Therapies (PANEL)
    Chair: Yael Weiss, Mahzi Tx
    - Justin West, KCNT1 Foundation
    - Michael Graglia, Syngap Research Fund
    - Wendy Erler, Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Advancing the Frontier: Gene Editing for Rare Diseases (PANEL)
    Chair: Matthew Porteus, Stanford
    - James Chung, Kyverna Therapeutics
    - Lucas Harrington, Mammoth Biosciences
    - Aron Stein, Intellia Therapeutics
  • Advancing the Frontier: Gene and Cell Therapies for Rare Diseases (PANEL)
    Chair: Morten Sogaard, Astellas Gene Therapies
    - Pooja Agarwal, BioMarin Pharmaceutical
    - David Kirn, 4dmt
    - Adrian Veres, Dyno Therapeutics
    - Thomas Wechsler, J&J
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Dominic Borie, Kyverna Therapeutics

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