Cyrano Therapeutics

Cyrano Therapeutics

Leaders in Smell and Taste Loss Treatment

Cyrano Therapeutics is a private, venture-backed clinical stage regenerative medicine company. Since our foundation, we have been working diligently to develop a therapy for people struggling with the loss of smell and taste.

About Cyrano Therapeutics: Leaders in Smell and Taste Loss Treatment

Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team is composed of experienced professionals with a deep commitment to advancing smell and taste loss treatment. Each member brings a wealth of knowledge from the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of innovative therapeutic solutions.

For more information about our upcoming clinical trials and our mission to restore the sense of smell and taste, contact Cyrano Therapeutics.

Rick Geoffrion

Founder, President and CEO

Rick has more than 35 years of management experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. He has led the foundation of 7 therapeutic companies and remains on the Executive Committee of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium and the External Advisory Committee of the Cleveland Clinic. Rick has personally experienced smell and flavor loss and is fully vested in developing a therapeutic solution.

Gerry Brunk

Managing Director, Lumira Ventures

Gerry Brunk is a cofounder and Managing Director at Lumira Ventures, a North American healthcare venture capital firm. Prior to beginning his investing career in 2002, Mr Brunk founded and served in a variety of management and board capacities at several venture capital-funded healthcare companies. Previously, he was an engagement manager in the healthcare practice of The Boston Consulting Group and a member of the investment banking group of Credit Suisse First Boston.

Taka Koda

Partner, Remiges Ventures

Taka Koda is Partner at Remiges Ventures, a US-Japan venture capital firm focusing on therapeutics. With over 20 years of business development and venture investment experience, he founded and served in board capacities and management roles for start-up companies as well as providing advisory services for business groups. Previously, he was a member of Mitsui’s Private Equity group for venture investments and fund operations both in the US and Japan.

John Kollins

Biopharmaceutical Industry CEO
& Board Member

John Kollins has more than 30 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience and most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Satsuma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: STSA), a biopharmaceutical company he cofounded to develop STS101 (dihydroergotamine [DHE] nasal powder), a novel investigational therapeutic product candidate for the acute treatment of migraines.

R. I. Henkin, MD

Founder, Chief Scientific Advisor

Founder and Director of The Taste and Smell Clinic, Washington, DC, Dr Henkin has spent the last 40 years devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of taste and smell disorders as evidenced by over 1000 peer-reviewed publications on the subject.

Ron Kuppersmith, MD

Chief Medical Advisor

Former President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Currently the CEO of ENT Specialty Partners, former Board member of Spirox (acquired by Entellus), former Board advisor of Entellus (acquired by Stryker), and former Board Member of Arrinex (acquired by Stryker).

Michael Lusty, PhD

Senior Advisor, CMC

Michael has 25+ years experience in the development, approval and launch of nasal and inhalation products, including the nasal steroid Nasonex® while working at Schering-Plough, Azmacort® inhaler at Kos Pharmaceuticals/ Abbott and nasal midazolam, Nayzilam® for the treatment of seizure while at Ikano Therapeutics prior to its acquisition and launch by UCB.

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