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Scientific Founders

Barry Byrne,

MD, PhD

Manuela Corti,

PT, PhD

2014

A mother whose son lives with Friedreich’s ataxia approached Dr Byrne and Dr Corti about working on Friedreich’s ataxia

2015

The mother raised $30K through a community fundraiser to initiate a pilot research program at the University of Florida

2016

Dr Byrne and Dr Corti were awarded a grant from GoFAR to fund their preclinical work

2017

AavantiBio was founded

2019

The pivotal translation into clinical trials was supported by funding from MDA Venture Philanthropy

2020

Management team and syndicate were formed; Series A financing was completed in October to support future growth