Scientific and Clinical Advisors

Prof. Steven Chu is the former Secretary of Energy from 2009 to 2013. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997 for his work on laser cooling of atoms at Bell Labs. He has also served on the faculty of University of California, Berkeley and as director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 2004 to 2009. He is currently Professor of Physics and Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University.

Rt Hon. Professor the Lord Ajay Kakkar is Professor of Surgery at University College Hospital London and a life peer in the House of Lords. Lord Kakkar is a renowned expert in the prevention and treatment of venous and arterial thromboembolic disease. He is the author of over 200 scientific papers and has been involved in phase II and pivotal phase III studies for NOACs. He serves as Chairman of University College London Partners and Director of the Thrombosis Research Institute. Lord Kakkar completed his medical degree at King’s College London and received a PhD from Imperial College London.

Prof. John Deanfield is the British Heart Foundation Vandervell Professor of Cardiology and Director of the National Centre for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Outcomes at University College Hospital, London. Professor Deanfield is a pioneer in cardiology and one of the leading investigators in cardiovascular disease. He is an author on over 500 papers and serves on numerous advisory and journal editorial boards.

Prof. Keith Fox is British Heart Foundation and Duke of Edinburgh Professor of Cardiology at University of Edinburgh. Professor Fox is an award-winning cardiologist and founding fellow of the European Society of Cardiology. He is an expert in acute coronary artery disease and has been the lead investigator on multiple novel anticoagulant trials. In 2015 Professor Fox was honored as one of four ‘Legends in Cardiology’ by the American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology.

Prof. C. Michael Gibson is a distinguished clinical researcher and interventional cardiologist. He is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a practicing interventional cardiologist and cardiovascular researcher at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Gibson has pioneered novel measures of coronary blood flow that are widely used today and has been the lead investigator on several large antiplatelet and anticoagulant trials.

Prof. Gregory Lip is Price-Evans Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Liverpool. Professor Lip is one of the leading experts in the understanding and treatment of atrial fibrillation and was elected to the Thomson Reuters Science Watch list of ‘World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014.’ He spearheaded research leading to the introduction of two widely used scores for assessing stroke and bleeding risk.

Prof. Renato Lopes is a professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and the Federal University of Sao Paulo. Professor Lopes' research interests include the epidemiology and treatment of patients with combined atrial fibrillation and acute coronary syndromes, as well as new cardiology biomarkers. He helped establish the Brazilian Clinical Research Institute and currently serves as its Executive Director.

Proprietary Platform

Consistently designs novel drug candidates that are unlikely to be found using conventional methods


Drug Programs

Multiple therapeutic areas, all with unmet (or poorly met) medical needs