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"We are devastated by the unexpected passing of our friend and co-founder." said Daniel A. de Boer, Chief Executive Officer of ProQR. "Henri was a great mentor, a passionate patient advocate and a key factor in establishing ProQR. His passion to do the right thing in the interest of patients is unparalleled. We are honored to have had the opportunity to work with him so closely and learn from his wealth of experience. He was a true inspiration for all of us, and we will continue to build on the path he helped us to set out. Our thoughts go out to Henri's wife Belinda, his daughter Adriana and his son Nicholas in this very difficult time."
Dinko Valerio, Chairman of the Supervisory Board commented: "Henri's independent thinking and experience contributed greatly to the start and growth of ProQR. Working with him was an honour and a great pleasure. We will miss a friend and inspirer."
About Henri A. Termeer
Henri A. Termeer in June 2015 at his office in Marblehead.
Henri was our co-founder, vice chairman and has served on our supervisory board since
ProQR Therapeutics is dedicated to changing lives through the creation of transformative RNA medicines for the treatment of severe genetic rare diseases such as cystic fibrosis, Leber's congenital amaurosis Type 10 and dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Based on our unique proprietary RNA repair platform technologies we are growing our pipeline with patients and loved ones in mind.
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