Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Thomas Tillett, who is the founding President and CEO of RheoGene. Under Mr. Tillett’s leadership, RheoGene established an innovative clinical development program with the RheoSwitch ™ Therapeutic System that has led to the first human clinical trial of a small molecule induced gene regulation system.

A Phase I clinical trial for melanoma was started in 2008. This represents a major advance for gene therapy therapeutics that offers the potential for significant improvements in safer and more controllable forms of gene therapy. RheoGene also received a $4.3 million grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to support the development of a novel therapeutic for Parkinson’s disease.

Mr. Tillett also led the successful merger of RheoGene Inc. with Intrexon Corporation at the beginning of 2007.

Host John Murphy.

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