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Spark Therapeutics Expands Leadership Team to Support Development and Commercialization of its Late-Stage Gene Therapy Pipeline
Date:1/9/2014

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage, fully integrated company developing gene-based medicines for a wide range of debilitating diseases, announced today that it has expanded its leadership team through the addition of two industry veterans, Joseph La Barge and Carol Greve-Philips, who have extensive track records successfully growing biotech businesses.

Joseph La Barge has joined Spark as senior vice president of business administration and general counsel.  Joe is a seasoned legal executive and advisor, having provided counsel to healthcare institutions and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies for more than 15 years.  Joe served as the vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer for Tengion, Inc., a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company, where he had responsibility for legal affairs, compliance and quality assurance.  While at Tengion, he played a critical role in developing the company's intellectual property strategies for their novel, first-in-class, cell-based therapies.  Over his career, Joe has advised life science companies at all stages of development, structuring over $800 million in private and public financings, developing intellectual property strategies and building out biologic manufacturing space.

Carol Greve-Philips is joining the company as senior vice president of business development and strategy.  Carol comes to Spark with extensive experience building, developing and restructuring businesses focused on genetics, genomics and genetic testing.  She worked for more than 15 years at Genzyme Corporation in roles of increasing responsibility, serving most recently as the vice president of corporate development.  During her tenure at Genzyme she contributed significantly to growin
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