Gemini Therapeutics Names Ex-Achillion Exec Marc Uknis Chief Medical Officer

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Gemini Therapeutics has appointed Marc Uknis to serve as its chief medical officer. Uknis was most recently a vice president at Achillion, which was acquired by Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ALXN) last year. His experience also includes positions at ViroPharma and CSL Behring. Cambridge, MA-based Gemini launched in 2017 to develop treatments for age-related macular degeneration. Its lead therapeutic candidate, a recombinant protein called GEM103, is in early-stage testing.