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Position
CEO
Location
Woburn Massachusetts UNITED STATES
Bio

David Lucchino is co-founder and CEO of Frequency Therapeutics whose lead program for hearing regeneration, FX-322, recently completed its phase 1/2, double-blinded, clinical study with positive results.  FX-322 activates teh regrowth of sensory cells int eh inner ear to treat chronic noise induced hearing loss.  David is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of MassBio, the voice of the biotechnology industry in Massachusetts representing more than 1,100 companies as well hospitals, research labs and other organizations. David has a long track record of success as an entrepreneur. He was co-founder and CEO of Semprus BioSciences, a medical device firm that earned numerous FDA clearances and was acquired by a public medical device firm in a $80 million transaction. He also was the CEO of Entrega Bio, which is developing an oral delivery mechanism for therapeutics typically administered by injection or infusion. David worked at Polaris Partners, a venture capital firm that has funded numerous life sciences companies. He started his biotech career as a co-founder and Managing Director of LaunchCyte, a firm that acquired biomedical intellectual property and built companies around key discoveries. Mr. Lucchino is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and was appointed by Governor Charlie Baker as a member of the Advisory Council to the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations. Mr. Lucchino serves as a trustee of Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA; a trustee of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation; a member of the Board of Advisors for Life Science Cares; and a member of the Board of Advisors for NOLS, which teaches leadership skills through wilderness experiences. He was part of a NOLS expedition that climbed Denali in Alaska. Mr. Lucchino earned a B.A. from Denison University, an M.S. from the Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University, and an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He lives in Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood with his wife, son and two dogs

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