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Biography PhotoGarheng Kong M.D., Ph.D.
Director

Dr. Kong has served as a director of the Company since December 1, 2013. Dr. Kong is the Managing Partner of Sofinnova HealthQuest Capital, a healthcare-focused investment firm, and was previously a general partner at Sofinnova Ventures, a position he held from 2010 to 2013. Before joining Sofinnova, Dr. Kong was a general partner from 2000 to 2010 at Intersouth Partners, a venture capital firm where he was a founding investor or board member for various life science ventures, several of which were acquired by large pharmaceutical companies. Prior to his investing career, Dr. Kong was employed by GlaxoSmithKline, McKinsey & Company, and TherOx. Dr. Kong has served on the Board of Directors of Histogenics Corporation, a public biotechnology company where he also serves as the Chairman of the Board, since 2012 when he joined in connection with an investment by Sofinnova Ventures. Dr. Kong has served on the Board of Melinta Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company formerly known as Cempra Pharmaceuticals, since 2006, and served as Chairman of the Board from 2008 to 2017. Dr. Kong has been on the Board of Alimera Sciences since October 2012 when Sofinnova Ventures made an investment in Alimera. Dr. Kong has served on the Board of Directors of Strongbridge Biopharma plc since 2015. Dr. Kong also sits on the Duke University Medical Center Board of Visitors.
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