Biotechnology

2011-2013

SciFluor Life Sciences, LLC, Cambridge, MA

7/2011-9/2013


Chief Executive Officer


SciFluor Life Sciences is a private-equity backed drug discovery company that introduces fluorine into molecules to create new chemical entities with improved characteristics of potency, selectivity, half-life, and blood-brain barrier penetration. The company has compounds in CNS, infectious disease, ophthalmology, pain, and inflammation, and seeks partners interested in enriching pipelines, optimizing drug discovery and accelerating clinical development of innovative new therapies.



Responsibilities and accomplishments:

Worked with Board to evolve company strategy following initial fundraising


Negotiated expanded license agreement with Harvard University


Recruited scientific advisory board, management and chemistry team


Co-localized lab and management group into new office and lab facilities


Worked with team to file IP and begin preclinical development of 13 new compounds


Initiated broad range of partnering discussions (three transactions completed)






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