Sofia Sees Hope is proud to bring our web series “Let’s Chat About …” to the Leber congenital amaurosis and rare inherited retinal disease communities. We’ve developed the series with those living with LCA and IRDs in mind, but we invite all members of our community, including those in research, industry, and the regulatory communities to join any of the sessions, as we look ahead to a common goal of advancing treatments for rare retinal disease.
Let’s Chat About … ProQR’s work in treatments for inherited retinal disease
Daniel de Boer is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ProQR, which was incorporated in 2012. Daniel is a serial entrepreneur and passionate advocate for rare disease patients. After one of his children was diagnosed with a rare disease, he started ProQR to develop RNA therapies for rare diseases. Under Daniel’s leadership, ProQR developed a platform that yielded a diversified pipeline of potential treatments for rare diseases and raised more than $400M in funding, including an IPO on Nasdaq. Before founding ProQR, Daniel was founder and Chief Executive Officer of several technology companies. Daniel is also co-founder and strategic advisor to Amylon Therapeutics and Wings Therapeutics, strategic advisor at Frame Therapeutics, Meatable, Algramo and a member of the advisory board at the Termeer Foundation. In 2018 Daniel was named “Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year” by EY. In 2019 Daniel was selected for the Young Global Leader program at the World Economic Forum.