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Mission

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Manufacturing gene therapies for life.

Our mission is to enable access to life changing gene therapies and help bring them from idea into reality. We partner with innovators in the gene therapy community: scientists, physicians, biotech and pharma companies and patient groups. We bring expertise in gene therapy manufacturing and therapeutics development to the table, helping champion teams that are navigating the long road from the lab bench to the bedside. With a patients-first approach, we are forging new models for working together to better accelerate these transformative medicines to reach those who need them the most.

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Approach

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Forge is building capacity to directly address the growing demand for gene therapy manufacturing. 

Forge is currently building the "Hearth”, a 175,000 ft2 custom-designed cGMP facility, dedicated to AAV viral vector manufacturing. We offer end-to-end manufacturing services to accelerate gene therapy programs from preclinical stage through clinical, and on to commercial manufacturing.

With the Hearth as our foundation, Forge is building a promising pipeline of disease-modifying AAV-based therapies to potentially help patients with rare genetic diseases. Forge is a true gene therapy development engine bringing together access to quality, in-house manufacturing, the experience of our team in gene therapy product development, and an exciting pipeline of new therapies for patients.

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Team

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Leadership Team

Timothy J. Miller, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, President, and CEO

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Timothy J. Miller, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, President, and CEO

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Jaysson Eicholtz

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

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Erandi De Silva, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and Vice President of Product Development

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Maria Escolar, M.D., M.S.

Chief Medical Officer

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David Dismuke

Chief Technical Officer, Ph.D.

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Christina Perry

Vice President of Finance and Operations

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Chris Shilling

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

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Senior Management

Ashley Craddick

Director of Process Development

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Dan Salvo

Director of Communications and Community Development

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Jeremy Pupillo

Director, Supply Chain and Facilities

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Carolyn Odom

Director of Clinical Program Management

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Board

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Timothy J. Miller, Ph.D.
Chris Garabedian
Molly Bonakdarpour