Relay Therapeutics, a new breed of company at the intersection of computation and biotechnology today announced the appointment of Imogen Pryce, Ph.D., as vice president of strategy and corporate affairs.
We are thrilled to welcome Imogen to our executive leadership team, said Sanjiv Patel, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Relay Therapeutics. She brings a breadth of skills and experience, including management of strategic and operational challenges across many different aspects of the biopharma value chain. Imogens expertise will be critical as we enter our next phase of growth and transition into a development-stage biotechnology company.
Prior to joining Relay Therapeutics, Dr. Pryce worked in Corporate Strategy at Shire Pharmaceuticals. There, she managed and contributed to multiple projects ranging from whole company initiatives to targeted efforts within specific therapeutic areas and functions. Prior to joining Shire, she worked at the Boston Consulting Group, where she was a core member of the health care practice area. She advised senior client teams on a number of topics, including corporate strategy, M&A due diligence and R&D portfolio prioritization. She received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology and her Bachelor of Science from the Ohio State University.
About Relay Therapeutics
Relay Therapeutics is committed to creating medicines that will have a transformative impact on patients by building a unique discovery platform centered on understanding how the conformation of proteins relate to function. Whereas prior approaches to imaging proteins have been limited to static pictures, Relay Therapeutics approach overcomes this challenge by combining unprecedented computational power with leading edge experimental techniques in structural biology, biophysics, chemistry and biology. This integration illuminates “ for the first time “ the full mobility of a protein and provides key insights into how the dynamic nature of a proteins conformation regulates function. By applying these insights, Relay Therapeutics aims to modulate protein conformation to develop novel therapies for patients. The companys initial programs are focused on developing therapeutics in oncology. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Relay Therapeutics is a private company launched in 2016. To date the company has raised $520M from investors including Third Rock Ventures, SoftBank Vision Fund, GV, Casdin Capital, BVF Partners, EcoR1 Capital, Foresite Capital, Perceptive Advisors, Tavistock Group and an affiliate of D.E. Shaw Research.