ProQR Therapeutics NV

ProQR Therapeutics NV

ProQR Therapeutics NV

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Zernikedreef 9,Leiden, Zuid-Holland 2333 CK

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Company Description

ProQR Therapeutics NV operates as a biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the discovery and development of Ribonucleic Acid RNA based therapeutics for the treatment of genetic disorders. Its initial focus is on the development of a disease-modifying therapy for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. The company was founded by Daniel de Boer, Gerard Platenburg, Henri Termeer and Dinko Valerio on February 21, 2012 and is headquartered in Leiden, the Netherlands.

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Co-Founder, Chief Innovation Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial & Business Officer

Chief Medical Officer

Vice President, Head of Commercial

Executive Vice President, Research & Development

Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Director-Corporate Communications

Supervisory Board

Managing Director at Stichting Administratiekantoor Endavit

Chairman at Sofinnova Partners SAS

Former Chief Medical Officer at GlaxoSmithKline Plc

Chief Executive Officer, President & Director at Kaleido Biosciences, Inc.

Former Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at The British United Provident Association Ltd.

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer at Galapagos NV

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RTW Investments employs an event-driven investment strategy that focuses on long/short investments in US healthcare companies. The firm invests primarily in the stocks of: (1) pharmaceutical companies (2) medical device manufacturers and (3) diagnostic tool manufacturers. RTW Investments also makes select investments in derivatives and fixed-income instruments.

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Aquilo Capital Management focuses on long/short investments in the stocks of companies in the life sciences and biotechnology sectors

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SFML is a hands-on manager which aims to maximize returns and preserve capital for clients by primarily investing in listed Israeli companies to create a well-balanced, long-term portfolio.The firm takes a conservative approach to market exposure and leverage, managing risk by implementing a disciplined trading approach, using stop-losses and defined price targets for individual positions. They seek to reduce market risk by using correlated derivatives, shorting market indices, sector ETFs, or specific industry stocks with similar drivers and aim to neutralize currency risk by hedging all non-dollar denominated investments in their portfolio.

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ProQR Therapeutics NV issued USD Common Stock

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ProQR Therapeutics NV issued Ordinary Shares

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Chief Medical Officer at Breath Therapeutics GmbH

Legal Advisor

Attorney at Goodwin Procter LLP

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Gilde Healthcare Partners BV operates as a venture capital firm that specializes in management buy-outs and growth capital investments in start-up, seed, growth stage, emerging growth, lower middle market, expansion, early, mid, and late stage companies in the healthcare technology and healthcare services sector. It focuses on Healthcare providers and suppliers of goods and services to healthcare providers, biopharma, pharmaceutical, clinical stage therapeutics companies, diagnostics, medical devices, healthcare services including home healthcare services, medical technology, digital healthcare, life sciences, and supporting technologies. The company was founded by Pieter van der Meer and Edwin W. de Graaf in 1999 and is headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands

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Sofinnova Partners is an active manager which invests exclusively in life sciences and information technology firms in France, Europe, and to a limited extent, the US. They also have expertise in the clean technology sector. The firm aims to build companies from seed rounds to a trade sale or an IPO, investing in start-ups and early-stage companies with ambitious projects. They prefer to invest in companies capable of attracting European investors, contributing a minimum of 0.5 million euros per investment, and up to 20 million euros over several rounds of financing.Sofinnova Partners acts as lead or co-lead investor, taking a seat on the board of directors and seeking to bring added value to the investee company management team. The firm builds alliances, teaming up with other venture capitalists so that the investee company can cover their future capital needs and expand.In Information Technology, Sofinnova Partners aims to identify new trends and technological breakthroughs in areas such as materials, photonics and micro-electronics, embedded software and user interfaces for wireless and consumer electronics and IT infrastructure software solutions. The firm maintains a best-practice approach, teaming up with experts who combine scientific knowledge and business experience to help in their selection process.In Life Sciences, Sofinnova Partners focuses on ambitious seed and start-up projects developing new therapeutics in biopharmaceuticals and medical devices and give special attention to spin-offs or teams which leave companies in these two sectors, seeking to invest in companies which develop new products for unmet clinical needs, address big markets and which combine entrepreneurial and pharmaceutical experience.

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