Episode 4: Developing treatments
Taking a treatment from the laboratory in to clinical trials and then to becoming available for use is a complex and expensive process. We talk with Dr Kiran Reddy, President and CEO of Praxis Precision Medicines, about the plans for the RC-222 treatment program with the eventual goal of having a treatment available for SCN2A gain-of-function epilepsies.
Hosted by Kris Pierce and David Cunnington, parents of Will, who has SCN2A.
Dr Kiran Reddy is President & CEO of Praxis Precision Medicines, Inc a biotech compay focused on developing new therapies for neurologic and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Reddy serves on the business advisory board of the National Epilepsy Foundation, the board of the New England Epilepsy Foundation, and the Council for the National Center for Translational Sciences within NIH. Dr. Reddy holds MD and MBA degrees from Georgetown University. He completed his internship in medicine and his neurology residency at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital. He was previously a Howard Hughes science fellow, and has authored several peer-reviewed scientific papers in the field of epilepsy, neuroimmunology, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Ms Kris Pierce RN MHSc MWellness, is a rare disease advocate and mother to Will who has SCN2A. Kris has held a range of board, project management, advocate and consumer representative roles and has been instrumental in working with local, state and federal governments to secure funding for multi-million dollar projects. Kris is highly skilled in building teams to work together collaboratively and is a co-founder of Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia (GETA) and SCN2A Australia, and a RARE Global Advocacy Leadership Council member.