Join us with Dr. Ben Bronstein and Travis Wilson from Stealth Peptides. Stealth Peptides is a private biotech company responsible for the development of innovative mitochondrial therapeutics, including the investigational new drug “Bendavia.” Bendavia has been studied in animals and is currently in Phase 2 studies in patients with cardiovascular and kidney diseases. Bendavia appears to target mitochondria and may preserve cellular ATP levels and prevent pathological reactive oxygen species formation in disease. Please join us to learn more about this exciting new drug and future possibilities for use of Bendavia by children and adults with mitochondrial disease.
Travis Wilson is the president and CEO of Stealth Peptides Incorporated, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing a novel class of mitochondria-targeted peptide therapeutics for treatment of ophthalmic and orphan diseases. Stealth Peptides’ lead compound in Phase 2 development, Bendavia, maintains mitochondrial bioenergetics including membrane potential and respiration under pathological conditions. Bendavia has been shown to improve cellular ATP levels in disease, and prevent pathological reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation, thereby improving compromised cardiac, renal and skeletal muscle function.
Travis also serves as a director on several boards for preclinical and clinical stage companies, providing operational and management oversight to a portfolio of companies developing drugs across a broad spectrum of therapeutic focus, including oncology, cardiology and critical care. Travis is a member of the life science investment team at the Morningside Group, a private investment group.
Ben Bronstein is the Vice President of Clinical Development at Stealth Peptides Incorporated, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing a novel class of mitochondria-targeted peptide therapeutics for treatment of ophthalmic and orphan diseases. In addition to his role with Stealth Peptides, Ben is a Visiting Scholar at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. A board certified pathologist, Ben began his professional career on the staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He has spent the past 25 years in entrepreneurial roles at life science firms and in venture capital. Ben has founded or held senior management positions at several venture-backed life science firms, including BioSurface Technology (regenerative medicine), Peptimmune (immunotherapeutics), Vidus Ocular (glaucoma device) and Neuron Systems (dry AMD).
Most recently Ben has served as a founder and senior vice president of Access BridgeGap Ventures, the life science investment unit of Access Industries, Inc. Ben is also a member of the Weill Cornell Medical College Faculty Industry Council and the Oversight Committee of the Coulter Translational Partnership program in Biomedical Engineering at Boston University.Date: 10/04/2013
Dr. Jan Smeitink