Demystifying Corporate Venture – an introduction to Novartis Venture Fund and our participation in the biotech ecosystem

Demystifying Corporate Venture – an introduction to Novartis Venture Fund and our participation in the biotech ecosystem

06-21-2017 11:00 am - 06-21-2017 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Community Center
953 Indiana Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

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Giovanni Ferrara
Venture Partner, Novartis Venture Fund

Giovanni Ferrara is a Venture Partner in Cambridge, MA, USA. He joined NVF from portfolio company Sorbent Therapeutics, where he was consulting Chief Business Officer and a consultant to leading west coast venture capital firms. Most recently, Giovanni was consulting Chief Business Officer to Sorbent Therapeutics. Previously, he was Managing Director and General Partner at Burrill & Company and began his venture capital career at GeneChem Management, where in addition to his investing responsibilities, he held operating positions in portfolio companies, including CEO of Targanta Therapeutics. He began his career in healthcare at a cancer treatment center researching experimental therapies. He received his MBA and MSc from McGill University. Giovanni serves on the boards of, E-scape, NeuroVia and Thesan Pharmaceuticals.

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Upcoming Event

  • Tosoh Hour

    14:00-15:30
    12/14/2017
    1. HPLC Products 2. Business Development and Venture Investment Our newest sponsor Tosoh will be here on December 14th. Amongst Tosoh's interests is the Separations and Purification Division.  Their scientist, Philip Hoang, will be here and would be happy to meet with you to discuss your purification challenges. He will be joined by Toshifumi Mogami and Kenichi Haga from Tosoh's Venture and Business Development Units. Tosoh is most interested in companies working in diagnostics and research tools.  Please contact Linda Eng if you'd like to meet with them. Toshifumi Mogami, PhD, is Vice President of Business Development & Venture Investment from Tosoh USA, Inc., the venture capital arm of Tosoh Corporation. Toshifumi has a background in biophysics and bioengineering. Kenichi Haga is Senior Vice President of Business Development and Venture Investment from Tosoh USA, Inc. and his background is in organic chemistry. Philip Hoang is an Account Manager of HPLC Columns for the West Coast. He is responsible for sales and support of HPLC/UHPLC columns in California, Oregon and Washington state. Philip received his bachelor’s degree in biology from California State University, Long Beach. He has five years of technical experience in the HPLC and UHPLC field, where his work focused on the analysis of mAbs and ADCs.

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