Cyclerion Appoints Regina Graul, Ph.D., as President
With Graul’s arrival, transitional commitments under the asset purchase agreement with Tisento Therapeutics completed, and general expense reductions largely in place, founding chief executive officer
“I am thrilled to be joining Cyclerion at this pivotal moment. The recent additions of
“I am optimistic about the future of Cyclerion with Regina shepherding the company, a top-notch board of directors, promising existing assets, and a strategy for growth and evolution through external innovation,” said
Regina most recently served as vice president, program executive at EQRx, where she led cross-functional development teams in oncology, using the latest in clinical innovation to create and deliver sustainable solutions. Previously, she served as olinciguat program lead at Cyclerion where she oversaw all aspects of olinciguat research and development. She began her industry career at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (formerly
About Cyclerion Therapeutics
Cyclerion Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company on a mission to develop treatments for serious diseases. Cyclerion acquired 10 percent equity ownership in Tisento Therapeutics as part of an asset sale agreement in which Tisento acquired the brain-penetrant soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulators zagociguat and CY3018 acquired from Cyclerion. Cyclerion’s current portfolio includes novel sGC stimulators, namely praliciguat and olinciguat, as well as multiple research stage molecules. Praliciguat is a systemic sGC stimulator that is exclusively licensed to Akebia. Olinciguat is a vascular sGC stimulator that Cyclerion intends to out-license for cardiovascular diseases. Concurrently, Cyclerion is also evaluating other activities aimed at enhancing shareholder value, which potentially include collaborations, licenses, mergers, acquisitions and/or other targeted investments.
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